Got spiders? Natural way to get rid of them
|April 20, 2013||Posted by Kelly under Everyday, Green ideas, Simple Living|
Ok, no one wants to admit there are any type of bugs in their house, but I’ll say it…. I have spiders. Ugly black ones that live in the bathroom…. ewwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww. Since Hubby really doesn’t like spiders (I won’t use the word “afraid” just in case he reads this), I am the resident spider killer.
How did I get rid of them?
Spiders, as well as mice and ants, don’t like the strong smell of peppermint. I simply took an empty spray bottle, this one is about 16ozs, and added a tablespoon of peppermint oil, filled the rest with water, shook the bottle and sprayed along the edge of the entire bathroom. I also sprayed inside the cabinet and linen closet. I will re-spray every 2 to 3 weeks or as needed.
If you don’t want to spray, you can also soak a cotton ball in peppermint oil, put in on a small plate or bowl and put in the area where you are seeing spiders.
Do you know another natural way to get rid of spiders? I would love to hear it!
No bugs were harmed to create this blog post – The peppermint oil doesn’t kill any bugs, it just makes them want to move out