The U.S. has recently been plagued by some serious weather systems. This means spiders are likely lurking. While spiders usually reside outdoors, they can become a huge nuisance once they decide to build their webs inside your home — or, worse, in your kitchen.
Luckily, there are many home remedies to manage these critters. Keep them at bay with these 10 all-natural spider repellents.
1. Peppermint essential oil, dishwashing liquid.
Add 3 cups water, 1 teaspoon dishwashing liquid and 1 tablespoon peppermint essential oil to a spray bottle. Shake and spray. Just remember, this formula is a spider repellent, not a spider killer.
Sprinkle cinnamon around the perimeter of your house to prevent spiders from coming inside.
3. Minty cotton balls. Dip cotton balls in mint essential oil and place them underneath or outside your home.
Try keeping chestnuts on your windowsills to deter spiders.