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Dealing With a Spider Infestation? Here’s How to Get Rid of Them

Whether you’re a fan of the eight-legged insects or they give you the creeps, it’s fair to say most of us would rather see spiders on the outside of our walls rather than have them on the inside, making themselves comfy.

Luckily, there are loads of different and natural ways to keep the spiders out, and you’ll be able to find them around your home already! 

Scents and Smells

Did you know that spiders can’t stand some smells? By using some natural scents in and around the home, you can repel unwanted spiders while giving your home a boost of fresh fragrance. 

One type of smell they can’t stand is anything citrus. By rubbing the peel of any citrus fruit on skirting boards or any other corner they manage to get through, you may deter them from entering. It’s also a good idea to use citrus fragranced cleaners and candles as an extra deterrent. 

Cleaning and Tidying

There is nothing spiders love more than plenty of places to hide, that’s why it’s really important to keep your home clean and tidy so the spiders can’t find a cozy place to hide.

It’s also a good idea to keep the exterior of your home as clean as possible too by ensuring there are no big piles of leaves and that any openings such as windows are well-sealed both internally and externally.

Outdoor Plants

As mentioned previously, spiders hate certain smells including lavender. Not only does lavender smell great to us, it always looks so pretty around the garden so it’s a great idea to place lavender plants in pots around the house in the garden, being mindful of the spots where the spiders usually come in. This may be around the front door of many homes. 

This article originally appeared on our sister site, Yours.

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