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5 Ways to Keep Spiders Out of Your Home

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Many people have a fear of spiders. The last place you want to see them is inside your home, or bed. There are a few things you can do inside your home that will keep these creepy crawlers far away. In just a few minutes, your home can be spider free. With the warm weather, spiders are starting to wake up and move into your home!

How to Get Rid of Spiders

1. Clean Frequently

Well, don’t go crazy, but make sure that you clean/dust/vacuum your home. When you have things lying around the home, like clothes and shoes, this gives spiders more places to hide. With no places to hide and frequent vacuuming of corners and carpets, spiders won’t have a place to call home.

2. De Clutter

Just like cleaning frequently, you should try to cut down on the amount of clutter that you have in your home. If you try to throw all your stuff into the closet, garage or attic, it will attract spiders. Grab a spacious storage unit to keep your home spider and clutter-free.

3. Chestnuts

Rumor is that chestnuts repel these insects. For some reason, they really do not like the smell of them. Place chestnuts in the corners of rooms, or in places where spiders frequently hangout. Make sure to be careful if you have small children or pets, they could choke on the nuts.

4. Peppermint Oil

If you read our guide on getting rid of ants, you would know that ants hate peppermint. Well spiders are no different, place a few peppermint leaves or peppermint oil around the dark places of your home. On the plus side, your home will smell fresh and clean all the time.

5. Remove Food Sources

If spiders cannot find anything to eat, chances are they won’t hang around. Make sure to rid your home of all insects: moths, mosquitoes, flies etc. The number one way these bugs get in is through windows. Keep screens on all the windows and don’t leave doors open.


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