We just moved to the country, and I love the quiet and the scenery. The city wasn’t like that. The only problem is there is way more spiders, which I hate. I keep finding them on the porch, in the garden, in the garage, and in the house.
I want to get rid of them safetly. Does diatomaceous earth kill spiders? I thought I read somewhere it did.
Lily Wright – Iowa
Despite retail brands trying to convince you that only commercial products work to get rid of bug problems, there are loads of natural methods you can use as a natural centipede killer or to eliminate a variety of other annoying insects and other creatures. And, they cost very little to implement. You may already have some of the ingredients at home.
Diatomaceous earth does kill spiders. Also, it’s a lot better for the environment than commercial bug sprays since it’s just ground up plant fossils. This fossil-earth actually breaks down the spider’s exoskeleton to kill it.
In fact, all the spider needs to do is touch the stuff and it is dead. There are also tons of other all-natural spider-repellent alternatives you can find in our article here: https://www.tipsbulletin.com/14-great-ways-to-keep-spiders-out-of-your-home-naturally/
If you like the idea of diatomaceous earth, you can buy a bag of it in most stores with gardening sections, but keep in mind, it is harmful to you if you breathe it, so you want to wear a mask when you sprinkle it around for the spiders.