How do I deter spiders from coming into my home.

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I am looking for a home remedy for spiders.

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  • Cheryl Cheryl on Oct 06, 2017
    I need an answer on this too. I have tried everythhing!
  • Weepnseoul Weepnseoul on Oct 06, 2017
    maybe this site can help. Have never tried any. I have 2 cats, they take care of most critters for me. with this in mind, please know, , spiders are NOT attracted to light, they ARE attracted to the bugs that do love light - meaning, lit porch lights, night lights, and light colored siding, paint, etc...
  • Alradborn Alradborn on Oct 07, 2017
    I went to the site and those are good ideas. Sticky traps go a long way in taking care of them. Just be sure your pets and children can't get to them.
  • Sue25278845 Sue25278845 on Oct 07, 2017
    Go to the nearest HyVee and ask for hedgeapples. They're baseball shaped, green, and bumpy. Buy a couple for each room and set behind furniture. Safe for pets and children
  • Christine Christine on Oct 07, 2017
    essential oil.....peppered mint
  • PJ Wise PJ Wise on Oct 07, 2017
    Remove all vegetation that harbors food for the spiders around the entrances of your home. Remember that 99% of spiders do not hurt humans; they are present because there is a food source. Use peppermint oil sprayed or dabbed about the doors, windows, steps, etc.
  • Chloe Crabtree Chloe Crabtree on May 06, 2021
    1. Vacuum your home from top to bottom.
    2. Limit outdoor lighting and remove non-essentials from home perimeter.
    3. Place sticky traps indoors to identify problem areas.
    4. Administer non-toxic pesticide to problem areas discovered.
    5. Apply spider repellent.
    6. Seal openings in building envelope.


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