I know, I know. Spiders take care of other nasty bugs like flies and mosquitoes but I still don't like these creepy little creatures being in my bedroom! That is why I wanted to find an all natural spider repellent. Something that won't harm my kiddo or my pets if they happen to get it in their mouth. If you are looking to repel spiders as well, then you are definitely going to want to try this do it yourself Natural Spider Repellent, which also happens to be very inexpensive as well. Just don't eliminate them from every area of your property because they do eat many harmful insects that you wouldn't want to deal with yourself. While some spiders are completely harmless, others can be quite dangerous so repelling them from your room or your child's room is beyond understandable if you ask me.
There are lots of positive qualities when it comes to natural repellents. For one, you can reapply it as much as you feel the need to. It contains no harsh chemicals so it won't do damage to anything in your home including your pets and kids. The natural repellents also work out to be more cost effective, and I just love little do it yourself projects like this.
So here's what you're going to need to make your own natural spider repellent:
- 5 drops of an essential oil (choose between Citronella, Peppermint, Cinnamon, Lavender, Tea Tree or Citrus for the best effects)
- 5 drops of Dawn dish soap
- 1 quart of water
Once you have collected your ingredients you can combine them into an appropriate sized spray bottle. Be sure to cover the spray bottle and shake it well to mix up the solution. Then you can liberally apply your new Natural Spider Repellent wherever you don't want those eight-eyed wonders to appear. The best place is probably in the corners, along the baseboards, or wherever you have spotted a spider that has made you scream. If you prefer, you can spray the solution onto a cloth or paper towel and wipe a surface with it. I wiped my window frames and window sills to try and prevent the little crawlies from coming into my house.
If you do a lot of gardening then you may get creeped out if a spider makes one of your plants their home. No worries, just keep your peels from a citrus fruit (oranges, lemons, tangerines etc) and sprinkle them in your garden to deter spiders from exploring in those areas.
Moosers, where are you going to spray your Natural Spider Repellent?