They’re a big problem in my new apartment. I have two small children and a cat so I don’t want to use poisonous pesticides.Whatcan I spray to kill spiders? Isn’t there something safer and natural I can try?
Daisy Jimenez, Riverside
There are several natural ways to keep spiders out of your home and you can use a couple of different homemade sprays to repel them. If you want those unwanted pests dead, Borax will kill them.
You don’t have to poison your family to sendspiders away. First of all, try this simple solution. Make a mix of one cup apple cider vinegar, one cup of pepper, one teaspoon of oil, and one teaspoon of liquid soap. Spray that in the places where you see spiders. Consequently, spray again every couple of days.
Peppermint, tea tree oil, citrus, and eucalyptus are othernatural spider repellents and work also very well for fungus gnats. For that reason, mix any of these essential oils with water and apply that around sites where spiders enter your home. Pay attention to windows, doors, and any cracks you discover.
This solution is also ideal to kill spiders in cars, too. Keep a small spray bottle on hand in your glove compartment or console to use when you see a spider or to spritz the interior to keep spiders out.
Above all, patch cracks if you can, and clear away debris that makes a great hiding place for arachnids. Also, lay down cedar mulch outside your apartment’s windows if you live on the ground floor.
Similarly, if you leavechestnuts or orange peels on your window ledge, it keeps spiders away. They don’t like the odor of citrus. Replace the citrus fruit peels every day or twofor best results.
Also, you can see more ideas on keeping spiders out in this article here:https://www.tipsbulletin.com/14-great-ways-to-keep-spiders-out-of-your-home-naturally/
Finally, here’s to having no more uninvited spider guests!