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How To Get Rid of Spiders In The House Naturally

Natural Remedies for Spiders in Your Home

If you live in or near a forest, then odds are that at least one spider is living in your house. People seem to be afraid of spiders and they don’t know what to do about them.

So, how do you get rid of spiders in the house naturally? The number one best natural remedy to remove spiders from your home is with essential oils. There are several other methods as well including plants and natural barriers. It is good to know what remedies work and the good news is that you have a few natural remedies to remove spiders from your house.

Spiders have a specific purpose. they are out there to catch other bugs, such as mosquitoes and flies (which can spread diseases like the West Nile virus). Don’t take the chance of having a spider in your house.  Start using natural remedies to get rid of spiders from your house so they will not poison or harm your family or your pets.

1. Essential Oils

Essential oils are potent volatile compounds found in various parts of plants, flowers, seeds, bark, and roots.  They work as antibacterial, antiviral, and fungicidal agents. If you don’t know how to remove spiders from the house naturally with essential oils, here is a list of the 8 most effective essential oils that will help you get rid of those unwanted guests from your home:

Lemon Eucalyptus

Lemon Eucalyptus essential oils are made by distilling the fresh leaves of Eucalyptus Citriodora. It has a distinct smell of eucalyptus with citrusy undertones, thus making it an effective remedy to repel spiders naturally. Its strong antibacterial properties make it useful against different kinds of bacteria and fungi.

Tea Tree Oil

Tea tree oil comes from the leaves of Melaleuca Alternifolia. It is a natural antiseptic and has been used for centuries against fungi, viruses, and bacteria. Adding its distinctive smell to your house will leave you with an odorless home free from insects and spiders.

Rosemary Oil

This essential oil comes from the steam distillation of dry rosemary leaves.  Its strong herbaceous and camphoraceous smell will help you in your fight against spiders and other insects in your home. It is very effective in clearing mold and mildew, thus making it a good choice for spider-infested bathrooms.

Cinnamon Oil

Cinnamon oil comes from the bark of the Cinnamomum Zeylanicum tree. It has a warm, spicy, and sweet odor that leaves your house smelling fresh.  It is widely used as an insecticide to kill flies, mosquitoes, and other insects.  Since spiders are also an arthropod, they will do well in clearing your house of them.

Peppermint Oil

Peppermint essential oil comes from the leaves of the Mentha Piperita plant. It has a strong minty odor that can clear out spiders and other insects in your house. It is also able to kill molds and mildew while keeping your house smelling fresh.

Lemongrass Oil

Lemongrass essential oil comes from the grass Cymbopogon Citrates. It has a strong lemony odor that will help you get rid of spiders and insects in your home. It also makes an effective antifungal agent that can be used in treating fungi.

Eucalyptus Oil

Eucalyptus oil is made by steam distilling fresh leaves of the Eucalyptus Globulus plant. It has a strong medicinal smell, but it will help you get rid of spiders and insects in your home.

A study showed that it has strong antifungal properties which makes it an effective treatment for molds and mildews.

Cedar Oil

Cedar oil is made by steam distilling cedarwood, bark, or leaves of Cedrus Atlantica tree. It has a sweet, fresh, and warm smell with a hint of vanilla. It also has strong antibacterial properties that can help you get rid of molds, mildews, and bacteria in your house.

You can also use any of these essential oils by adding 8-10 drops to water in a spray bottle. Spray this mixture around the perimeter of your house, on your bushes, and other plants.

Another good solution is to mix one part vinegar and three parts water in a spray bottle, then add 5-8 drops of any of these essential oils for added effectiveness.

Spray this mixture on the spider and wipe it off with a damp cloth or paper towel. Wipe the spider parts to ensure that they are completely gone.

2. Citronella Grass

Citronella oil comes from the leaves and stems of the Cymbopogon Nardus plant. It is a natural insect repellent that will not only get rid of spiders but mosquitoes as well.  It is also effective at killing molds and mildews.

Citronella grass can be used both indoors and outdoors.  It will also leave your house with a pleasant scent. Citronella grass is easy to grow and can be found in most garden stores.

It can be planted in your backyard or patio for added protection against mosquitoes and spiders. Many citronella plants are available commercially, including lemon balm, catnip, garlic chives, tansy, peppermint thyme, etc.

All of these plants have strong insecticidal properties which make them perfect for repelling bugs and spiders.

To Use Citronella Oil:

Mix 20 tablespoons of water with 10 drops of essential oils in a spray bottle, then add 10-12 pieces of citronella grass. Spray this mixture around your house and garden, or put it in a diffuser to make the scent go further.

Add some citronella grass as an ingredient of your insect-repelling mixtures to make it more effective. You can add it to your furniture polish or your homemade bug spray.

3. Spider Repellent Plants

There’s a plant called “sacred bamboo” which you can put in your garden near the entry points of your house or along windowsills. This way, it’ll keep away not only mosquitoes but also other insects such as spiders.

Another good plant is lemongrass. This acts as an excellent natural insecticide and spider repellant. It’s also effective against other types of bugs such as roaches, ants, and spiders; simply crush some stalks to release their fragrance and place them around the house or garden for added protection.

4. Cedar Chips

One type of plant that can help get rid of spiders naturally is cedar chips. These are long-lasting and effective in repelling insects including mosquitoes, moths, ants, mice, etc. You can put them in your yard or strong smell, and this will keep those annoying insects away from your home.

5. Mint Plants

Another great way to get rid of spiders and other household/garden insects is mint plants. It’s inexpensive, easy to grow, and has no negative effects on humans or pets.

Knowing and you don’t need to water it much. It also has a strong smell, which keeps spiders away naturally. There are many types of mint plants out there all with different properties. Some of them include catnip, peppermint, thyme – which all act as insect repellants.

8. Lavender

Another type of plant that repels spiders naturally is lavender. This has a strong fragrance and can keep mosquitoes away long-term. It’s also great for use in the garden or yards near entry points into your home to keep insects and bugs away.

9. Marigolds

One plant that’s great for repelling spiders and getting rid of other insects such as roaches is marigold. It has a strong smell and can be found in different colors including yellow, orange, and red. It also works well against ticks, moths, etc. Simply place the marigolds near entry points into your home to prevent insects from entering.

10. Chrysanthemum

There’s also another plant called chrysanthemum. It has long-lasting effects and can be found in different colors such as yellow, orange, pink, etc. It’s great for repelling many types of bugs including spiders, just place it near entry points into your home.

Block Their Path

Spiders need a clear entry point into your house – if that isn’t there, they won’t be able to get in. Things like crevices and cracks are perfect for them because they can fit their skinny bodies through those small spaces.

You will probably need an expert exterminator to spray insecticide where the spiders like to make their homes. The other option is to seal those places up yourself. Spiders are attracted to shaded areas near windows, so making sure there is nothing on the windowsill will help you avoid spiders.

Natural Remedies Are Less Harmful

There are many great alternatives to harmful chemicals. If you are deciding on what to use, make sure it is safe for pets and children. Some of these are also nontoxic for humans, but there is always the risk that if your pet might ingest. Remember to do a little research on which of these remedies might be best for your family.

Spiders Eat Mosquitoes and Other Insects

One way or the other, you need to make sure that you do something.  Whatever your choice is, remember to use spider repellent plants with care and avoid using them near food products. You can also try different DIY remedies.

Remember that spiders are helpful in some ways – they eat mosquitoes, moths, etc which are harmful to children and pets! So it’s important to deal with these pesky insects without harming the environment.

Matt McWilliams

Hi there! My name is Matt and I write for Expert Home Report. I enjoy writing about everything related to home improvement, home tips and DIY. In my spare time, I'm either spending time with my family, doing a DIY project or learning a new skill.