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Spiders are back…

August 26th 2015
By: Melanie Hollidge

It’s at this time of year that we need to be on the look out for these long legged creatures, as they start to look for warm places to mate and lay their eggs in our homes. Spiders as large as mice have been spotted in the UK and a single female spider can lay hundreds of eggs.
 
So what is the best way to get rid of the common spider?
 
There are several natural ways to get rid of spiders from your home, with the need to use harsh chemical products, here are a few ways in which you can get rid and discourage them from coming into your home:
 
Spiders are very sensitive to strong smells, especially mint and citrus. You can create a repellent by mixing Peppermint essential oil and then spraying it onto your windows. Another alternative is to rub citrus into your shelves, window sills, door openings and anywhere else you think that spiders might nest.
 
Vinegar, mix with water to produce a 50/50 blend and add to a spray bottle and use in the same way as your peppermint oil.
 
Keep your house clean – this might seem obvious, but using your vacuum to get into the nooks and crannies of your rooms can really make a difference. Use a feather duster to get rid of cobwebs on a regular basis. Make sure you clean your door openings and window opening regularly.
 
If you want to discourage spiders from entering your home then clear up leaves in the autumn, grass cuttings and wood piles will help to discourage spiders.

Spiders hate the smell of chestnuts, by keeping a few on your window sills and in the corners of your room will help to drive them away.