It has been believed for centuries that spiders in the house bring good luck. However, it cannot be denied that their presence in our homes is not exactly pleasant. So what can you do to keep these creatures away from your home? There are plenty of home remedies to help you from their visits.
Should we be afraid of spiders?
Let’s start first with whether it’s even necessary to get so freaked out when we encounter a spider in our home. I guess it depends on what part of the world you live in at the time. Of course, there are species whose bites can be extremely unpleasant, perhaps even dangerous, but as a rule, only those that pose no threat to humans are found in the home. It’s more a case of being wary of spiders than afraid of them. Yet they are quite useful. They eat mosquitoes and flies that carry pathogenic bacteria. So it’s not worth panicking at the sight of a spider.
Where can we expect to find spiders?
Single spiders are usually found in:
- Residential homes
- Village houses
- Cottages on lakes
The thought of spiders marching over our heads while we sleep is not a pleasant one. In such a situation, home remedies can be used to ward them off.
Cleaning the entire household
If you want to get rid of spiders, you need to roll up your sleeves and do a total cleaning of your home. Spiders feed on other insects, so to deter them you need to get rid of flies, mosquitoes and ants. Thoroughly vacuuming all corners, washing windows and floors is essential. It’s also worth thoroughly cleaning cupboards and chests of drawers, dusting carpets and bedspreads. You can use water and vinegar instead of conventional detergent. This is an effective way to scare away spiders.
This insect species doesn’t like lemon juice either. Therefore, door and window frames can be sprinkled with plenty of lemon juice and you can be sure that spiders will no longer wander your apartment.
It’s also a good idea to sprinkle peppermint oil in all the corners. Spiders downright hate the smell of it, so they will quickly move elsewhere.
Others also recommend special spider repellents. These are devices connected to a network that emit ultrasound. They work in a specific area, so you need to deploy them in every room to ensure the entire home is protected. They are dangerous for spiders, but completely worry-free for humans and pets.