Spiders detest certain scents like peppermint, citrus, and eucalyptus. Create a natural repellent by mixing these essential oils with water and spraying it around entry points and corners.
A solution of white vinegar and water acts as a potent spider deterrent. Wipe down surfaces and areas where spiders frequent to keep them away.
Place citrus peels, particularly from lemons or oranges, near windowsills and entryways. The strong smell acts as a natural spider repellent.
Cedarwood has natural insect-repelling properties. Use cedarwood chips or essential oil in closets, corners, and areas prone to spiders.
Prevent spiders from entering by sealing cracks, gaps, and holes in windows, doors, and walls. Use caulk or weather stripping to close off potential entryways.
Spiders are less likely to inhabit well-maintained, clutter-free spaces. Regular cleaning removes cobwebs and reduces hiding spots.
Adjust outdoor lighting to be less attractive to insects, which, in turn, reduces the spider population around your home.
Sprinkle food-grade diatomaceous earth around areas where spiders are likely to walk. This substance is harmless to humans and pets but deadly to spiders.
Introduce natural spider predators like houseplants that attract spiders' natural enemies, such as ladybugs and certain bird species.