DIY Spider Repellent

4 Materials
10 Minutes

As the days get cooler and autumn starts to roll in, you may notice spiders starting to creep into your home. Whether or not you’re afraid of spiders, you have to admit- running through cobwebs in your house and finding giant spiders on the walls and cupboards is less than desirable. Try this DIY Spider Repellent Recipe to get rid of existing spiders and prevent new ones from hanging out in your house.

diy spider repellent

If you want to get rid of spiders naturally there are ways to do it that don’t involve toxic chemicals. With a mixture of vinegar, lavender oil, peppermint oil and dish soap you can make a DIY spider repellent spray.

diy spider repellent

Add 1 1/2 cups of water into your spray bottle. Then, add 1/3 cup of vinegar. It can be white or apple cider vinegar. It doesn't matter.

diy spider repellent

Add a few squirts of dish soap. About a tablespoon is enough. It doesn't matter what brand. The soap helps the oils, water and vinegar mix.

diy spider repellent

Shake up the mixture in the bottle and spray is on spiders and spider webs. Use a paper towel or rag to wipe them up. You can also spray the repellent on areas where you want to deter spiders. You can use this spray indoors and out.

Check out this video for the full recipe and details.

Any price and availability information displayed on [relevant Amazon Site(s), as applicable] at the time of purchase will apply to the purchase of this product.
Hometalk may collect a small share of sales from the links on this page. More info

Top Hometalk Projects

15 Genius Curtain Ideas To Instantly Upgrade Your Space
15 Kitchen Updates Under $20
18 Adorable Container Garden Ideas To Copy This Spring
31 Creative Garden Features Perfect For Summer
15 Amazing Things You Can Make With Dollar Store Gems
15 Genius Curtain Ideas To Instantly Upgrade Your Space
11 Unexpected Ways to Use Spices in Your Home
18 Easy DIY Projects That You Can Do This Weekend!
11 Unexpected Ways to Use Spices in Your Home
Browse Through These Dream Bedrooms & Find Your Favorite!
30 Creative Ways To Repurpose Baking Pans
15 Amazing Ways To Get Your Patio All Ready For Summer
23 DIY Wall Clocks That'll Transform Your Whole Room
11 Unexpected Ways to Use Spices in Your Home
30 Reasons We Can’t Stop Buying Michaels Storage Crates
Adrienne Carrie Hubbard | Crafty Little Gnome

Want more details about this and other DIY projects? Check out my blog post!


Have a question about this project?

3 of 16 questions

Join the conversation

2 of 12 comments
  • MissEm
    on Oct 18, 2019

    Thanks! I've read spraying with "salt water" also gets rid of them.... It doesn't, lol! At all... Vacuuming them was my stand by, but sometimes that's not doable, esp if you have a pretty strong vacuum and they are near things you don't want to also suck up in the vacuum! Lol! Thanks again, making this today!

  • Judy Kruse
    on Oct 29, 2019

    I mix 2 cups of water and 30 drops of peppermint oil. I live in Florida, spray around windows and doors inside and out. Plus pool area. Love the smell but hate spiders.

Your comment...