Peppermint essential oil is supposed to keep spiders away.
Hi Lorraine: Spiders, ick! Here's a site that tells about a lot of different spiders and how to get rid of them: https://www.griffinpest.com/pests/crawling-insects/spider-pest-control/
I'm not a fan of pesticides, but I use a product called Ortho Home Defense in my basement. It's pretty inexpensive and will kill bugs for about 6 months. They will die even if the product is dry and the walk across it. I use it inside and out, and it has no smell. And, I use it about every 4 or 5 months. So far, so good.
Hello, I find the exterior “home defense” insect deterrent sprays around the perimeter of the home to be useful. They seem to solve my issues with centipedes ants and spiders.
Hi Lorraine - We use this spray in conjunction with our swiffer and in addition to be a great duster spray, it helps to keep spiders and other buggies at a minimum. Hope this helps! Hugs, Holly
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