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Does anyone regularly spray their house and yard for pests ? Spiders ? I bought a 2l hand spray for $16 it doesn’t spray so had to put it in a windex bottle not a great solution ? What do you use and how often ?

Posted anonymously, 26th September 2019

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  • Natural pesticides like beer traps etc are great

  • Has anybody tried a safe one on their clothes line without damaging it? I have sprayed into the hinges of my clothes line and they still leave webs overnight. It is a line that folds down and can be attached to a wall or posts

  • I use the Mortein bug bombs. You set them off spraying in your house and then leave home for at least 2 hours. You need to secure your home before setting the spray off. When you get home, you have to open all windows and doors to clear the spray. Works well for a few months

  • I love Nadine’s suggestions. I will try the peppermint oil one!!

  • Spiders don’t like the smells of strong odours such as cinnamon, eucalyptus and citrus. Use cinnamon candles and spray eucalyptus and lemon/orange oil in areas where you often see webs. I use a mixture of water and liquid dish soap to spray around the garage and outdoor space to deter them too. And Peppermint is amazing – Spiders HATE the smell of peppermint. Fill a spray bottle with water and 10-15 drops of peppermint essential oil and spray in places spiders tend to hide—under furniture, in closets, and in other corners and crevices of your house. In addition, add a couple drops of peppermint oil to a cotton ball and keep in those areas.

  • My yard is pretty well fine. I have 2 dogs we do it once a year professionally. Although I have noticed over the years the price has increased.

  • I prefer the professionals (or at least our pest guy) he knows and uses the correct safe sprays.

  • I am trying to do it twice or three times a year.

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