How can I get rid of spiders in garage or outdoor shed in Conn.?

These spider webs keep coming back after I swipe them. Is there some way to keep them out?

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  • Donna Powell Donna Powell on Nov 04, 2017
    I have had success by mixing peppermint essential oils with water in a spray bottle and spraying around the ceiling and corners of the room at least every week or so. Bugs and spiders don't like the smell of peppermint.
  • Linda Sikut Linda Sikut on Nov 04, 2017
    Here are a bunch of ideas, including Donna's so we know hers works! Good luck!

  • Barbara Baldwin Barbara Baldwin on Nov 04, 2017
    Send them my way. I could use their expertise in keeping insect population down. That's what they are there for in the first place
  • Yylowinger Yylowinger on Nov 04, 2017
    I wouldn't recommend this for a house or garage, but for an outdoor shed I think I would try. Lowes sells a "bug bomb" for sheds. You set it off in the middle of the shed, scoot and shut the door. After a specified time, you open the door and let it air out. I have the same spider problem but mine are black widows. I know people prefer more "natural remedies" but you could do this just once to get a good start and then maintain with less harsh solutions.
  • Huntress Huntress on Nov 04, 2017
    Try peppermint spray. Amazon sells an organic peppermint spray Ecosmart organic home pest control. Bugs hate peppermint, repels roaches, spiders. I like the smell although not everyone does. Also no chemicals all natural.
    • Ann Ann on Nov 04, 2017
      Thanks. Seems like peppermnt oil is the best natural thing. Thanks for your vote!
  • Ohhhdear Ohhhdear on Nov 04, 2017
    Spiders HATE peppermint oil. Clean off the webs and egg clusters, then add about a teaspoon of peppermint oil to a quart spray bottle and thoroughly spray the area. If you can grow mint plants around the shed, that will help keep them from returning.
    • Ann Ann on Nov 04, 2017
      I like the idea of the mnt, though I realize it can get Invasive. On the other hand, I’d rather contain mint spread than walk intospider webs! Thanks!
  • Nancy Turner Nancy Turner on Nov 04, 2017
    Wiping at the webs does not get rid of the spiders. Chances are they were off the web the minute they saw you coming. I spritz them with Windex, then once the webs are dry, I wipe them down with a broom. I have had good luck with Windex doing in the spiders, you can give it a try, then spray the peppermint oil around to keep them away. Actually they will be found anywhere there is food for them to survive, meaning bugs, so they are actually being helpful in killing other bugs. I had a garden spider that ate all the mites off of a hibiscus plant where a small part of the plant had them. He disappeared as soon as the mites were all gone.
  • Ann Ann on Nov 04, 2017
    Thanks, Nancy. Ques: why bother to clean the web with Windex before you kknock the web down?
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