10 Natural Ways to Keep Spiders Out of Your Home

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4. Tobacco

Even spiders are smart enough to stay away from tobacco. Even if you are not a smoker, you can use this method. Simply add some tobacco to a spray bottle of water and let soak overnight. The next morning, spray as needed. Just don’t be surprised if you friends ask you when you started to smoke!

 

5. Cinnamon

Ok, so cinnamon is another one that smells great to us but not to spiders. It appears they have never had some warm cinnamon toast! Anyway, you don’t have to sprinkle cinnamon, but simply burn cinnamon scented candles. These candles are very inexpensive and easy to find. If for some reason you can’t find candles, you can use cinnamon oil and mix about 15 drops of cinnamon essential oil in 2 cups of water and spray everywhere. No matter which method you choose, spiders will stay out, and your house will smell like a giant bakery, which is not a bad thing.

 

6. Other essential oils

Besides peppermint and cinnamon, there are other smells that spiders dislike, including tea tree oil, neem oil, lavender, and eucalyptus oil. Spiders dislike just about anything that smells strong so there are a wide variety of essential oils you can use.

 

7. Spider proof the house

There is another way to keep spiders out and that is to seal up the places where they get in. This means installing door sweeps on the bottoms of your doors if you don’t have them already, and installing weather stripping around doors and windows. You can also seal up window and door screens for extra protection. Don’t forget vents and basement windows. Seal up basement windows with silicone caulk and put mosquito nets around vents. If you have a fireplace, close the flue when not in use.

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