Arachnophobic or just not fond of the creepy critters? Here’s five ways to stop spiders invading your home.
Lemon or lemon-grass essential oils
Just like with the conkers, spiders hate the smell of strong essential oils. Lemon r lemongrass works best although if you can get hold of these most essential oils with a particularly strong scent should help too. Use in an oil vaporiser or dap around windows.
Spiders taste with their feet, and they – and other insects – hate the taste of soap. Spray some detergent around windows, doorways and other holes and crevices to stop the critters coming in.
Keeping your house dust free
Spiders love dust and so they will happily build webs and live in dusty areas. To keep spiders out of your room dust surfaces including the ceiling and light shades on a weekly basis.
Osage Hedge Balls
Also referred too as; hedge-apples, monkey balls, Osage orange, mock oranges, horse apples, brain-fruit, and green brain, Osage Hedge Balls are the cauliflower like green fruit of the Osage Orange tree. These fruits have been used for centuries as natural spider deterrents and are traditionally used by simply placing them around the house. The hedge balls fall around August and are only useful for a few months thereafter, but they are worth getting hold of. They seem to work so well in fact that if you don’t have any of the trees near you, you can order the fruits via websites or find them in some supermarkets.
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