Posted by RainShadow Labs on 11/25/2013 to Oils
You want to keep spiders out of your home, but traditional methods of pest control are toxic. Chemicals like piperonyl butoxide to hydramethylnon, common pesticide ingredients, are known carcinogens. The hazards of pesticides range from damage to the nervous system and irritation to the skin and eyes, to affecting the hormone and endocrine system. While they are effective pest control methods, pesticides are not ideal for you or anyone in your house.
Luckily, there are natural, totally safe ways to get rid of spiders using essential oils! Spiders have their taste buds on the tips of their legs. When you spray your home with essential oil scents that spiders don’t like, those 8-legged friends don’t walk anywhere near your place! This method of pest control is great because it’s totally non-toxic for you and your loved ones. Best of all, your house smells lovely, even if the spiders don’t think so!
To make your own, all natural spider repellent, combine 5 drops of essential oil, 5 drops of natural dish soap and 1 liter of water in a store-bought spray bottle. In order to decide what kind of essential oil to use, it’s helpful to know that spiders are particularly repelled by the following oils:
Tea Tree oil
Shake the bottle to mix the ingredients before each use. Then spray along windowsills, doors, along baseboards, the corners of your home and anywhere else you normally see spiders. While you can blend scents, make sure that the blend of oils is pleasing to you. Otherwise it will certainly be effective on spiders, but it might start repelling you too!