Getting rid of spiders

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Would appreciate advice on how to keep spiders away while sleeping?


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  • Cindy Wilder Cindy Wilder on Aug 23, 2016
    Try sprayin pepermint oil .

  • Barbara Brown Barbara Brown on Aug 23, 2016
    Any kind of hair spray. Brake Parts Cleaner from an auto parts store freezes them immediately. They do have to be stomped on, but the you know they are really dead. LOL

  • Janet Pizaro Janet Pizaro on Aug 23, 2016
    Where are you trying to get rid of them inside or outside?

  • Ljgordon Ljgordon on Aug 23, 2016
    I get foggers from Dollar General, Lowes etc. once a year and fog when I'm gone for a couple of days.

  • Lynne Forrestal Lynne Forrestal on Aug 23, 2016
    If inside, i'd use the foggers, set up per instructions , usually 2 per floor of house, cover all food , dishes etc and wash all counters and surfaces afterwards to remove chemical residue.

  • Ina moons Ina moons on Aug 24, 2016
    Mint plants

  • Helen Helen on Aug 24, 2016
    Spiders hate citronella oil.Just soak an old sock with it and pop over an old mop, duster or broom and wipe around affected areas. I do this inside and out..It lasts a couple of months

  • Tina Pancoast Hagenbuch Tina Pancoast Hagenbuch on Aug 24, 2016
    Peppermint oil. They hate it. I use essential oil and put it in a spray bottle with water and poof they disappear. I spray my basement walls with it and all the corners. Find those creepy places they like to hang out. One word of caution as well as this works do not use it around cats. It is lethal. Their kidneys can not process it and eventually shuts their kidneys down. There is noway to cure it either once it is digested. Since cats have a tendency to roll in it and clean themselves frequently it just is not worth the chance. This is not true for dogs.

  • Nancy J Nancy J on Aug 24, 2016
    Peppermint essential oil with water in a spray bottle, spray corners everywhere, also soak cotton balls with the oil and place in dark spaces and corners of closets and each room, I even put them inside of my basement bathroom vanity

  • Lisa Walker Lisa Walker on Aug 24, 2016
    Mint is the way to go! Good Luck

  • Paula Pickerill Paula Pickerill on Aug 24, 2016
    I have 2 cats...Thanks for the heads up on lethalness of this, I'd never have known

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    • Tina Pancoast Hagenbuch Tina Pancoast Hagenbuch on Aug 25, 2016
      Peppermint oil is lethal to cats. I believe the SPCA now has it on it's website. It destroys kidney function. Cats walk through the oil or roll in it as they do If you know cats they like to clean themselves . Once it is ingested there is nothing they can do. They start with vomiting and eventually seizures as the kidneys shut down. There is no cure and they will require euthanasia

  • Isabella Isabella on Aug 24, 2016
    Horse chestnuts or conkers give off an acid which spiders really don't like. Place in corners, behind stuff and they will leave.

  • CeCe Graphenteen CeCe Graphenteen on Aug 24, 2016
    Hedgeballs work wonderfully, too! I usually put a few in my basement and one under my bed - we get LOTS of spiders!

  • Helen Helen on Aug 24, 2016
    It works to deter dogs and cats ,just dab some around where you don't want them scratching or digging, it works with my dogs. It also deters mozzies etc. However just use sparingly in places where your cat can reach, as anything can cause harm in high quantanties but this is better than using chemicals.

  • Helen Helen on Aug 24, 2016
    Cat can't reach it meant to read, sorry computer troubles today

  • 861650 861650 on Aug 24, 2016
    If nothing else works, try a long gun. LOL! Oh, and one more thingy. Never, never go to the bathroom in the middle of the night without turning on a light.

  • Marge DiFilippo Marge DiFilippo on Aug 24, 2016
    Mix mint oil or buy some and put in food processor, put it in a spray bottle with water and spray everywhere in corners, doors, windows. Apparently they smell with their feet and they do not like the smell of it. Honest, read it on here!

  • Jodi Curtiss Jodi Curtiss on Aug 25, 2016
    Fill a spray bottle 3/4 full water, add about 1/4 c Dawn (the blue kind) and about 15 drops of peppermint oil. Spray around baseboards and windows. I spray once a year, in fall.

  • Viola Viola on Aug 25, 2016
    Use cheap coffee grounds outside your house, just sprinkle coffee around the exterior of foundation

  • Sonia Burrows Sonia Burrows on Aug 26, 2016
    I've heard that if you place an ostrich egg in the house it repels spiders.

  • Chris Norman Chris Norman on Aug 26, 2016
    Conkers seem to work in wales!

  • Carolyn Jean Ross Carolyn Jean Ross on Oct 31, 2016
    Honestly, you don't. You can keep them away from certain areas for a while but they will always come back - and you don't want to get rid of them! They keep the insect population under control - flies, mosquitoes, even cockroaches (ewww). Unless it's a species with venom strong enough to cause harm (like a Black Widow or a Brown Recluse), the worst they can do to you is give you a little itchy spot for a few days. I do worse than that to myself washing dishes! lol