Natural ways to get rid of spiders inside and outside?

We have a lot of spider webs inside our house and out in the yard. I am trying to not spray pesticides because of my dog and my cat and also do not want pesticides around our family.
Is there anything that is human and animal friendly?

  10 answers
  • Eva Eva on Sep 12, 2017
    Try peppermint plants. Works for mosquitoes also.
  • Agr29701704 Agr29701704 on Sep 12, 2017
    I've often heard that spiders hate mint tea, vinegar, citrus and eucalyptus and tobacco. So making a spray of any of these may help. Rubbing citrus peel in corners and around door and window frames may be a natural option. Good luck!
  • Annette Lutzen-Sachs Annette Lutzen-Sachs on Sep 12, 2017
    I rented a duplex once that was more or less in the woods. Had a horrible time with spiders because of the leaf litter under the deck. Raked it all out and my spider population decreased dramatically. I had dogs at the time so didn't want to spray either.
  • Pat Pat on Sep 12, 2017
    I have had great luck with peppermint and a water spray. Great to use around windows and doors. Leaves a lovely smell as well.

  • Mfl29920164 Mfl29920164 on Sep 14, 2017
    Just keep wiping the webs away the spiders get tired of rebuilding the webs and eventually will move on works just takes several times of wiping out webs simple no chemicals and no cost!!!
  • Mary chandler Mary chandler on Sep 16, 2017
    mothballs on the ground and peppermint spray everywhere else. peppermint will keep almost all bugs away and even squirrels and varmints, its just hard to use it because of rain, but some plants would sure help, and moth balls are great deterents too.
  • Karen Krysowaty Karen Krysowaty on Sep 16, 2017
    Use citronella wax in the areas that they tend to build the webs, I saw this on a british cleaning show
  • Kba27697237 Kba27697237 on Sep 16, 2017
    Dried hedge apples will deter spiders.
  • Kba27697237 Kba27697237 on Sep 16, 2017
    But I would use spider spray or a good perimeter spray on foundation and around doors and windows. There is a spider web spray that deters spiders from building webs. It really is amazing. I used on a pole barn wall and I have not had any spider or spider webs for years - untreated surfaces right next to treated have webs.