If you are like me, even the smallest insect in the house gives you the willies!
Yet, even if you are from the more courageous ones, spiders and other bugs are annoying and disgusting, so we all want them out of our homes!
But now is the time to relax, as there are many natural ways to get rid of spiders and bugs for good, using household items only!
These are the most successful ones:
All bugs detest citrus, so take citrus peels from limes, lemons, and oranges, and rub the walls, window sills, and baseboards at home.
You should pour some vinegar into a spray bottle, and spray all over the house, into crevices and cracks, and on all places where you notice spiders and other insects.
It is a powerful natural insect and spider resistant. Since it is not susceptible to rotting, and eliminates insects, makes sure you use cedar whenever you use wood outdoors, such as for a patio or decking. To protect the entire house, use cedar mulch around it.
- Peppermint Oil
Pour some peppermint oil in a spray bottle, and spray all areas where you notice spiders or spider webs. This will keep them away, and will leave off a pleasant smell.
- Keep Your Yard Clean
You will have less work with insects and spiders if you regularly clean the yard, as these insects hang out in places like leaves, grass clippings, or piles of wood.
- Keep Your Home Clean
Keep the home always clean, in order not to create a perfect place for insects. Remove cobwebs or spider webs, dust regularly, and solve the issue with the damp basement.
How To Get Rid Of Other Pests
Spiders are probably not your only concern. Typically, spiders are not even present unless there is something for them to eat – insects. Here are some tips for preventing insects and other bugs from enjoying the safety of your home.
Along with the peppermint and vinegar spray mentioned above, you can also use sprays using other essential oils, such as lemon, orange, and clove.
Bugs are also unlikely to go near garlic and pepper powder.
If you are having an ant problem, try cutting up slices of cucumber and placing the slices where the ants are getting into your home. For a fly repellent, use crushed mint leaves.
Regardless of what types of bugs are getting into your home, use natural remedies to get rid of them. Cut down on your use of commercial cleaners and bug repellents that often contain harmful chemicals.