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How do you scare away spiders? I know this might sound silly but I hate spiders and hate the thought of them in my house. Are there any tricks to keep them out of the house without having to kill them? I have heard of stones you can put in the corner of rooms but don’t know if this is true or not?

Posted by Hilda, 20/09/13

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  • If l see a spider l have to spray as they freak me out!

  • Good topic! Really interesting comments read on this!

  • I love the sound of the peppermint and vinegar solution

  • I show the spiders a photo of me taken first thing in the morning, and that’s enough for the spiders to run screaming out of the house at great speed. OK, on a more serious note, I bought a cheap spray bottle, put 100 ml white vinegar in it, along with 10 drops peppermint oil, and topped up with water. I sprayed around window sills & door frames with the liquid, and we haven’t had a spider inside in over 6 months.

  • We just use a good outdoor barrier spray every six months. Seems to be working well enough!

  • there are some good comments here

  • You could encourage geckos? Either that or use a heavy duty surface spray, just remember spiders eat mozzies!

  • I would spray the outside of your house with a goos pestiside or you could buy a lizard :D

  • Some good advice there below.

  • Hope you’ve had some luck :)

  • I love the sound of the lemon oil – would smell nice and if it keeps the spiders out even better. I get so many ideas from MOM!

  • Had any luck with stopping them?

  • I’ve read that eucalyptus spray works

  • My cat has been taking care of spiders for me. We don’t have any nasty ones here, just daddy long legs. Hope you found the answers you were looking for

  • What did you end up doing with scaring away spiders

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