Nontoxic Spider Spray

Okay this is super easy and kinda fun. My preschooler had a blast spraying the baseboards and corners. I showed him what I needed him to do and he was able to help.
Mix 15-20 drops of peppermint essential oil in a quarter of the bottle of water, depending on the size of the bottle this could vary. Spray the mixture in all the nooks and crannies, along the baseboards and anywhere you have seen a spider. Here is the catch…the spiders hate peppermint and will flee. I got out my vacuum so that when we found them scurrying out of the hiding spots I could just vacuum them up.

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  • Carol
    on Jun 5, 2019

    How much water do you use for the 15-20 drops of peppermint oil and how often do you need to do it?

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