Forget about spiders: how to protect your home from uninvited "guests" in the fall
In the fall, when the weather gets colder, all living things try to move into the warmth. For example, cats start sleeping under the covers, but less pleasant creatures also appear in the house. Such as spiders.
However, they can be scared away from the house. OBOZREVATEL tells you about several effective methods that will not require significant effort or money.
Make a homemade spider spray
These creatures are affected by some strong natural odors. For example, the scent of mint. You can take advantage of this and make a homemade spray. Take a small spray bottle and fill it with water. Sprinkle 15-20 drops of peppermint essential oil into half a teaspoon of salt and stir this salt into the water. The spray is ready.
There is an even more effective version of the product, but its smell will be much less pleasant for people, because it is based on white vinegar. It should be mixed in a spray bottle in equal proportions with water. Either of these mixtures should be sprayed in the house, paying special attention to cracks, crevices, and other openings through which spiders can get inside.
Light a scented candle
Candles scented with odors that spiders don't like work in a similar way. In addition to mint, these are also cinnamon and citrus scents. A candle with the appropriate scent will create a pleasant atmosphere in the house and keep the octopuses at bay. You can also rub the peel of an orange or other citrus fruit on the thresholds and baseboards in your home.
Do a general cleaning
Spiders, like any other uninvited inhabitants of the house, like nooks and crannies where they are not touched. They spin their webs there and feel calm. That's why a general cleaning will help you get rid of them. Don't let clutter accumulate, use containers for storing things that can be easily pushed aside to wipe the dust underneath, and vacuum regularly.
Also, keep an eye on your fruit bowl. If the fruit starts to deteriorate, it can attract fruit flies, which are even more difficult to get rid of, in addition to spiders. And take out the trash in a timely manner.
Clean up the yard
If spiders have convenient places to hide outside your home, they can easily get inside from there. That's why it's important to keep the yard tidy as well. Remove piles of fallen leaves and grass clippings, move firewood and compost pile away from the house.
Also, don't forget to check the house from the outside for cracks and crevices through which spiders can enter the home. Seal all the necessary ones with sealant, and tighten the vents and chimneys with a fine mesh.
Get plants that repel spiders
This method works similarly to the use of fragrances, but here the fragrance is spread by living plants. Put pots of lavender and mint on the windowsills, decorate the balcony and window boxes with them. If space allows, get yourself a room eucalyptus. All of these plants are pleasing to the eye with their greenery and spread a pleasant scent around them, which also keeps spiders at bay - a solid benefit that is well worth the small effort of caring for the flowerpot.
Earlier, OBOZREVATEL explained why you shouldn't kill spiders that find themselves in your home, but rather scare them away.