You just made a tour through your home and yard and noticed that there are many spiders lying around. Something needs to be done, so why not take spider control into your own hands. Keep reading and check out some homemade repellents and traps that you could try.
1-Minute Spider Spray
It got the name because you can make it in less than one minute. You will need five drops of clove essential oil, four smashed garlic cloves, and two cups of water. Grab a spray bottle and put all these ingredients inside. Mix everything and spray anywhere where you believe that spiders could appear. This is an all-natural repellent that might be effective in keeping these insects away, but make sure to keep the spray out of pet’s reach.
You will not only potentially catch spiders, but a sticky trap can sever for catching other bugs as well. You will need a cardboard piece, such as a box you have left from cereals, and a cup of corn syrup. Here are the steps to make this trap:
- The cardboard needs to be cut into 4”x2” pieces.
- Mix a cup of water with the corn syrup in a saucepan and boil it. Reduce to a simmer and leave it until you notice a thick paste.
- Once the paste cools down, use a plastic spoon to spread over the cardboard.
Depending on the size of the box, you will have multiple traps that should be placed in areas where you frequently notice spiders.
Keep the House Clean
This is an excellent natural repellent because clean homes are not that attractive for spiders. If you keep your home clean, you might not ever need pest exterminators because spiders do not stay in places where they can’t find anything to eat or a place to hide.
Keep in mind that these three methods can only be partially effective and the best way to repel spiders is to call Bug Guys Pest Control and let the professionals do the job so that you don’t have to worry about any insects anytime soon.