Here are three all natural recipes that you make with fairly easy to find ingredients. All of these spider control solutions are non-toxic and are safe for you, your children, and your pets.
Recipe 1: Oil and Cotton Balls
If you are looking for an all natural way to remove spiders from you house then using essential oils is the way to go. They are non-toxic so it will not harm pets or children. Plus, most essential oil smells good. The easiest way is to simply soak a cotton ball in the oil and place it where you normally see spiders. Window sills, basements, cellars, garages, and doorways are common places where spiders enter homes. Once it complete drys out, just re-soak it.
Peppermint Oil – One of the most commonly used essential oils for repelling spiders is peppermint oil. It will not only keep spiders away, but it has a nice fragrance as well. Peppermint oil will also work to repel other pests including insects and rodents.
Orange Oil – For a natural, good smelling pesticide you can make use of orange oil. The active ingredient within it is D-limonene, which will dissolve the spider’s or insect’s external skeletal structure. Thus, making it a natural and effective insecticide. Even though it is natural and non-toxic, it can cause irritation to skin and eyes if you or pets come in direct contact with it. So, use caution.
Peppermint oil has long been used as a natural pest repellent. It is effective against spiders.
Orange oil can be used as a natural insecticide. It is a great alternative to using toxic chemicals.
Recipe 2: Oil and Alcohol Spray
You can create your own spray spider killer or repellent by mixing together a few easy to find ingredients. It simply requires some rubbing alcohol and essential oil. There are a large variety of essential oils, and they are naturally produced by plants to protect them from pests. The smell of the oil alone repels spiders and insects. If the oil contacts the pest it will penetrate their exoskeleton and cause severe damage to their nervous system, thus effectively killing them. The alcohol is used to dissolve the oil in it, creating a lethal concoction for spiders and insects.
You Will Need
- Spray Bottle
- Essential Oil (mint or orange)
- Rubbing Alcohol
- 10 ounces of rubbing alcohol
- 1 ounce of essential oil
How to Use – Directly spraying a spider will kill it. Or you can spray the entrances to your home to prevent spiders and insects from entering. The alcohol will evaporate leaving behind a layer of oil residue that will repel spiders.
Recipe 3: Diatomaceous Earth
Diatomaceous earth is another natural way to kill spiders. This is a great choice, because it is completely non-toxin to humans or other animals. This substance comes from sedimentary rocks that are formed from diatoms, which is a small hard shelled algae. This rock is ground down into an extremely fine powder. The powder is porous, lightweight, and abrasive.
How it Kills Spiders and Insects – This Diatomaceous earth powder, also known as diatomite, kills insects when they come in contact with it. The powder is very light weight, so it will easily attaches itself to things. Once it contacts a spider it will start to absorb the lipids that are found on its external skeleton. These lipids are very important in locking in moisture, and when they are missing the spider will quickly dehydrate. The end result is death.
How to Use – The best way to use diatomite is to fill a hand held duster with the powder. Then spider powder any spiders that you find. You can also powder down webs, and other places that spiders are likely to contact.
Diatomaceous Earth is a commonly used all natural, non-toxic insecticide.
This pest pistol mini duster can be used to apply diatomaceous earth to spiders.
Do you have your own recipe to keep spiders away? Please share it with us in the comments section below!