Tuesday, 6 October 2015

7 Ways To Get Rid of Spiders (NO IMAGES OF SPIDERS IN POST)

Personally, I am terrified of spiders and due to the 'Indian Summer' we have been having in the UK, the house spider are rumoured to be huge this year. Here are seven ways to either get rid or deter spiders from your home.

1. Cintranella candles, these have been used in the past to keep Mosquitos away but they also work for spiders and they worked really well for me last year. You can pick these up from most large supermarkets.

2. Peppermint oil, this is apparently most effective by sprinkling this outside your house doors after it has been raining, but I also sprinkle some on the entrance to my room and on the inside of the curtains. Spiders are supposed to hate the smell.

3. Horse-Chestnut tree seeds, colloquially known as Conkers. Putting one in the corner of every room in your house or on the window ledges and is thought to keep spiders away, it has been an old wives tale for years but one that people swear by.

4. Orange peel can be used in the same way as Conkers. Like Peppermint oil, it is down to the smell of the orange peel that puts the off.

5. Use a vacuum, keeping your carpets or floors clean can prevent spiders from coming in to your house. Their sense of smell, apparently is in their feet, so if there are crumbs on the floor, they will smell the food.

6. De-clutter your space,  keeping less clutter around means that spiders have fewer places to hide in and you will be able to get rid of them quickly if they come in to your house.

7. Get a pet, I'm not seriously suggesting that you get a pet just to get rid of spiders but if you have a cat, dog or even an iguana they'll eat it for you. XO

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