Spiders. We know they don’t mean us any harm (most of the time) but it’s hard to be rational with their 8 legs dangling all over the place!
If you’re afraid of creepy crawlies, it can be really helpful to know how to keep them out of the home. Good news – today we’re sharing 15 effective home remedies that will help you to get rid of spiders in the house (and they’re surprisingly easy!)
Don’t forget to share this with other arachnophobes too!
Different types of spiders
We do have plenty of spiders in the UK, but one thing to be thankful for is they rarely bite, and those that do won’t cause any prolonged symptoms.
Some of the most common spiders in the UK include Giant House Spiders, Daddy Long Legs, Money Spiders, Lace Web Spiders, False Widow Spiders and Cardinal Spiders.
Why do spiders come inside?
Believe it or not, spiders don’t always come inside. In fact, only 5% of house spiders have ever been outside.
House spiders grow in numbers when egg sacs are carried in on furniture or building materials. From there they mate, and generally live in or under the same house throughout their entire life.
You may be wondering why you see more spiders at certain times of year, if they’re not coming from outside. There’s an explanation for that – male spiders come out in search of females during the mating season, which is usually late Summer, but varies for each species.
How to get rid of spiders in the home
If you really dislike spiders, the above news may come as quite a shock. All is not lost, however. We’re sharing loads of easy ways to banish spiders from your house below.
1. Move the bins
Unlike humans, spiders love flies. Bins are like food courts to spiders, as flies love to hang around rubbish.
Wheel your bins to new places as far away from your house as possible, and keep them closed at all times to keep spiders well away from your windows and doors.
2. Use Horse Chestnuts
There’s little understanding as to why this method works, however it has been suggested that Horse Chestnuts contain certain chemicals that spiders find unpalatable.
Place horse chestnuts in the corners of your house where you experience high traffic levels of spiders. Cut a few holes in them if you can to further release any chemicals.
3. Get a cat
Your four-legged friend Fluffy is an experienced hunter and will take care of any spiders that have the audacity to crawl around the floor or on the furniture.
This is one of the best ways to banish spiders without chemicals. If you haven’t already got a furry pal to help, what are you waiting for?
4. Grow eucalyptus
You might like the smell of eucalyptus, but spiders do not. Consider growing eucalyptus as a houseplant or outside to discourage them from setting up camp in your home.
This is a wonderful natural way to get rid of spiders in the home.
5. Turn off outdoor lights
Lights attract insects, who attract spiders that will want to eat them.
Prevent this potential buffet feast from happening by switching off those lights tonight.
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