Help Keep Spiders Out Of Your House
Most people don’t want to use poisonous insecticides inside their homes. I recently came across an article about a family who lost their 2 year old and 4 year old after a pest control treatment in their home. Spraying our homes with poison is not an option, so what is? Essential Oils!
While botanical-based repellents will not kill spiders, they will act as a repellent. They are very safe when used properly.
Apparently spiders taste through their feet and don’t like the taste of citrus or peppermint. So using citrus oils as well as peppermint can detract them from coming into an area. I’ve heard that lemon & peppermint essential oils are the best oils to use because they have a very strong smell and peppermint can actually feel hot as well.
HOW TO MAKE YOUR NATURAL SPIDER REPELLENT
What you’ll need:
- Empty Spray Bottle
- doTERRA Essential Oils (Peppermint & Lemon)
Fill a spray bottle with water. Add a 10-15 of doTERRA lemon essential oil and/or peppermint essential oil. Some people will add a few drops of Purify as well. Shake it up before each use to make sure the oils are mixed in.
Areas To Spray
Inside your home. Spray anywhere where spiders could enter your house such as around window sills, windows, screens, doorways and places where conduits or pipes enter the home. Also spray under cabinets, entrances to pantries, where you discover spider webs, habitat areas in the garage, and anywhere where else where spiders may hangout.
The outside perimeter of your home. Only spray areas where spiders could enter your home, otherwise you will just be wasting the repellent. Rain and water will wash the mixture away, so you will have to spray the exterior places more frequently. Spray it around windows, window screens, doorways, outdoor light fixtures, and places where conduit and pipes enter your home.