How to Repel Spiders at Home


Many kids, including Ron Weasley, get the willies whenever they think about spiders. And it’s not simply because spiders are such a staple of Halloween decor. Most of us share Ron’s aversion to spiders, that much is certain. The fact is that anybody may get the creeps from these tiny, otherworldly creepy crawlies.

Moreover, you never know when you’ll have some unwelcome visitors in your house and lot Philippines in the form of nasty, crawly critters. However, since some people are allergic to spiders and other arachnids, we try to keep them out of our houses even if they don’t pose a direct threat. Spiders love to spin webs and lay eggs in the quiet, hidden corners of our houses, despite our best efforts to keep them pest-free.

Thankfully, several items often found in homes can be used to effectively kill or ward off spiders.

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Spiders may help us by reducing the population of other pests like mosquitoes and flies, but we still prefer they not be in our homes. If you not want to attract spiders, there are certain things you probably already have around your Lumina Homes that could help.

Baking soda

If you’re searching for a non-toxic way to get rid of spiders around the house, baking soda is a good option. In spite of the fact that it doesn’t kill spiders, it is an effective spider control that may get rid of them and keep them away for good. Spray on floors, windowsills, carpets, and doormats. Reapply once or twice weekly for optimal effectiveness.

Bleach and water

To get rid of house spiders such as grass spider and jumping spider, their webs, and the areas they may be hiding, you can whip up a quick and easy homemade DIY spider spray.

Sodium hypochlorite, which is found in bleach, is effective against bacteria, fungus, and viruses. This is made possible by its dual efficacy as a fungicide and insecticide by mixing 1 part of bleach to 3 parts water in a spray bottle. Directly spray the spider with the diluted bleach in a span of 6 to 10 inches to kill it. A weekly application of the concoction will keep spiders from making your house their own by spraying it into cracks, crevices, and along doorframes and windowsills.


Cedar wood furniture is a popular choice for those who live in areas with a high spider population since spiders despise the wood’s strong, distinctive scent. Spreading cedar chips in the high spider infestation areas may be an easy and effective technique to deal with pests and other insects.

Blocks of it may be placed in the garden and at access points to keep repelling spiders and pests out. Your house will have a nice, natural woodsy smell as an added benefit.


Cinnamon isn’t only a terrific culinary seasoning; it also works well as a spider repellent. Sprinkle cinnamon powder along the route or spider webs of your pests’ ingress. They can’t be killed by cinnamon, but you won’t have to worry about them invading your house anymore.


Spiders despise anything citrus-flavored. Place a dish on the kitchen counter to keep citrus fruit fresh. Aside from the obvious benefits to your family’s health, this method to prevent spiders is very simple and won’t harm anyone. You may use the remaining citrus peels, such as lemon peels, to line your entrances and window sills.

Essential oils

Essential oils are often used for a variety of applications. While many of these fragrances are appreciated by humans, spiders have strong aversions to a few of them.

Some common home essential oils, in particular peppermint oil, eucalyptus, cinnamon, tea tree, citrus, lavender, and rose, set off their strong aversions. These oils have a strong aroma, which will drive spiders away but will not harm them. Because of the lingering scent, spiders will stay away from your house.


The aroma of eucalyptus may be pleasant to some, but it is a perfume that spiders find quite repulsive. In order to prevent them from settling in, eucalyptus may be grown both inside and out of your home.


It turns out that garlic is not only effective against vampires but also against poisonous spider species, like the black widow spider. The strong aroma of this bulb drives spiders away. You may spray the floors, corners, and skirting boards of any area prone to unwelcome visitors with a mixture of whole or crushed cloves and water, depending on how much of an odor you can stand.


Spiders and even centipedes are repelled by the strong aroma of peppermint. As a result, it serves its intended purpose of keeping spiders at bay. Store sachets of crushed dried mint leaves in your kitchen cabinet. If you don’t have any fresh mint on hand, you may use mint tea bags instead. Planting mint leaves near your doorways is another good idea.

Saltwater spray

Spraying spiders with saltwater is an effective way to kill them. Table salt is something that most people always have on hand in their kitchens since it is both cheap and useful. This makes saltwater an effective alternative to conventional pesticides for getting rid of spiders.

Make a homemade spider spray by combining 1/8 cup of salt and 1 gallon of water. The solution may then be poured into a spray bottle and used to kill spiders. Sprinkling saltwater on webs and other spider-related structures serves as a pesticide and deterrent. Maintaining a house that is uninviting to spiders requires periodic spraying.

Soap and water spray

Spiders may also be easily killed using a solution of soap and water. Get two teaspoons of liquid dish soap and place them in a spray bottle. Then, top out the bottle with water. Once you’ve given the soap and water a good shake, spray it generously on any spider nests or spider eggs you find within your house.

This homemade spider spray will block the spiders’ air passages, killing them instantaneously. You can easily access them from your kitchen or bathroom, making this a perfect method for eradicating spiders from your home.


Tobacco is toxic to spiders. You may use these against them by spraying water in your home or scattering tobacco leaves in areas where the spiders congregate. Loose-leaf tobacco may be found at smoke shops and even certain supermarkets.


Turmeric has a strong, distinct mustardy odor that drives spiders away. You may make a paste by combining 2–3 teaspoons of turmeric powder with water. Then spray it in the parts of your house where spiders are a problem.


Vinegar acts as a natural insecticide, keeping spiders, including wolf spider, at bay. Spray any spiders you come across with a mixture of water and white vinegar. Vinegar contains acetic acid, which causes severe skin burns in spiders. Once it dries, the stink will go away.

There are many ways to eliminate spiders naturally at home without breaking the bank. This is especially true if you have a best value for money condo investment like Asterra which offers extra space for your indoor garden where you can organically grow plants that can help repel these pests and other bugs.

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