Asked on Jul 5, 2017

What is the best way to keep spiders out of summer lake house?



Every summerI get several spider bites. I know spider are helpful and I don't mind them outside. I would like to not waking up in the morning with bites that itch and stay for a long time. A non toxic remedy would be best if possible.

4 answers
  • Libby Dalcamo Harris
    on Jul 5, 2017

    Do you have hedge apple trees in your area? Grab up some of those and place them around the inside of cabin. I haven't tried it, but my neighbor swears by it!

  • Tali
    on Jul 5, 2017

    i put mouse glue traps inside around my house and garage. not because of mice, but the spiders and little bugs all stick!!
  • KattywhampusLOL
    on Jul 5, 2017

    Hi Kathy :) Well, in my own personal experience they absolutely HATE MINT ANYTHING ;) (and personally I LOVE mint everything LOL). On vacation bring mint plants to sit on the tables and/or hang both inside and outside, hang fresh mint in bundles to dry (to use later, in the winter, to make mint teas), sprinkle dried mint around the perimeter of the house (it deters mice/rats, and ants too, as well as spiders), but IF you have a pet with you take this WARNING seriously: mint is toxic to dogs and cats and the odor alone can make them VERY sick. i am posting below an anti-spider spray you can use to squirt in the corners or the rooms and porches to keep them from hanging out there, or anywhere they seem to want to settle in. ENJOY YOUR SUMMER! and thank you so much for coming to Hometalk for advice on this (it brought back wonderful childhood memories of the summer beach house I used to stay in with my Aunt and Uncle as a child -- oh so much fun!)
  • Kathy
    on Jul 5, 2017

    Thanks so much. I will try the mint.
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