Nobody likes to find a big spider in the corner of the house or on the kitchen counter (or under that pile of laundry that’s been patiently waiting to be folded… 😉 ). Unfortunately, we are embarking upon the season where spiders are more plentiful and more adventurous, shall we say. So if you’re looking for a way to repel the creepy crawlers without nasty chemical-laden products, Jennifer has some awesome natural pest control tips for you to try!
“If you have arachnophobia, you do NOT want to come for a visit at my house. At least not right now. My yard looks like something out of a horror movie – spider webs in and around EVERY bush, tree, flower, and vegetable. At night, they come out and fling their webs around in a showcase of web building prowess. Who they are trying to impress is beyond me. All I know is that I get wrapped up in more than one web per day, usually one that stretches the length of a football field. (Not kidding). Super ick. And I’m not really afraid of spiders. But this year – I just can’t take it anymore! As much as I want to call a pest control professional to come out and deal with it all, I also do not want to expose my family or my organic garden to harmful chemicals. So, I started to research what I could do to reduce the spider population outside (not eliminate it as we need spiders) and prevent any more furry friends from making their way inside. Because let me tell you – there is nothing more startling than realizing you are eating breakfast with a giant wolf spider next to you.
Here are several natural pest control solutions for spiders. I have categorized them by the most effective to the somewhat effective. Thus far, I have been pretty impressed. (Please note – this post possibly contains affiliate links. Thank you for the support!)
Natural Pest Control for Spiders – Very Effective Products
Coconut Oil and Vinegar
I figured coconut oil would come into play and sure enough, if you create a mixture of white vinegar and coconut oil, you can spray it onto cobwebs which essentially repels the spiders away from your home.”