A Natural Alternative To Keeping Spiders Away

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It’s that time of year where spiders come out and want to run rampant all over our homes. While I am sure many of us would not like to kill them, our fear takes over and the first solution that comes to mind is stomping them out! So is there a natural alternative to keeping spiders away?

There is one natural ingredient that spiders just can’t stand and that is peppermint oil! If you want to ensure spiders don’t start crawling into your home through the cracks, here is what you can do:

Step 1 – Get an empty spray bottle and fill it with some water.

Step 2 – Add 10 – 15 drops of some essential peppermint oil.

Step 3 – Shake up the bottle and then smell it to ensure that the water smells minty. If it does not, add 3 more drops and then try smelling it again.

Step 4 – Spray the water in the cracks and other areas where spiders may enter.

Note: If you have certain areas that get a lot of spider traffic, put a few drops on a cotton ball and then rub it in those areas. That should keep them away!

Depending on how long the peppermint oil remains, you may want to spray the areas every two or three days depending on how much infestation you get.

Peppermint Oil – You can find some very inexpensive oil here

Spray Bottle – You can find a spray bottle here.

Also, mice cannot stand peppermint oil so this helps with that as well!

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