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8 legged visitors!by Rachel Pendleton, Nov 2017
Although most species of spiders are completely harmless, some of us just aren’t keen on sharing our homes with the 8 legged friends! As the spiders flee dropping temperatures and venture in search of a mate, you may find them scuttling around your home. Here is how to naturally keep them away…
- Peppermint Oil. Add 15-20 drops of peppermint oil to a spray bottle full of water and spritz around the house! Windowsill’s, doors and skirting boards are areas to focus on. Other options include cinnamon or lavender oil. Why not mix it up and spray a new smell each week?!
- Vinegar. If the essential oils don’t seem to work, try spraying 1/2 water and 1/2 vinegar around the same areas. Its a little harsher so be careful to avoid varnished furniture as it can harm the appearance.
- Declutter, tidy and clean. Spiders like to have places to hide, so keeping your house neat and tidy through regular cleaning will prevent this. Dusting and hoovering with rid any unwanted webs. For storage- use plastic containers instead of cardboard boxes, they are harder for spiders to get in!