Asked on Aug 24, 2016

How to keep spiders and bugs off of a screened porch

by Wjh10658035
I have tried several things and nothing works. Don't want harsh chemicals, but hate how spiders and bugs are all in our wooden table and chairs, under sofa and too. Thanks for ANY help. JGH
  9 answers
  • Renee walls Renee walls on Aug 24, 2016
    i found a recipe of essential oils that`s pretty simple,5- 10 drops tea tree essential oil, 10 - 15 drops peppermint essential oil and 10 - 15 drops eucalyptus essential oil, add to water, ( the recipe didn`t state how much water) i used 8 oz. put all ingredients into a glass spray bottle, and spray areas where you see the spiders, do this every day , for a few weeks, they should leave. i hope this helps, good luck
    • Brad Mildern Brad Mildern on Aug 25, 2016
      This or combinations of it are well used recipe i Australi, and believe me we get ore than out fir share of Spideys indoors. Also helps to put a small trail of diesel fuel (Sometimes mixed with used engine oil) across the outside of doorways and windows as a barrier I know crawlie bugs just will NOT cross it
  • Marlene Haigh Marlene Haigh on Aug 25, 2016
    get some herb plants i.e.: lavender, rosemary and basil
  • Kca7054125 Kca7054125 on Aug 25, 2016
    Peppermint oil in water and spray on screens. I do not know exact drops but know it works. Have a spray bottle under my kitchen sink at all times.
  • Sue Sue on Aug 25, 2016
    Get ceder blocks from the dollar store like what you would use in a closet. They come in a package of 6 or 8. Spiders hate ceder. Place them any were you see spiders.
  • Mjr8231830 Mjr8231830 on Aug 25, 2016
    we live in minnesota woods and we also have an onslaught of spiders. I buy osage oranges in the fall and put them on window sills so they don't try to some inside and lay eggs. Works pretty good!
  • Pat9709398 Pat9709398 on Aug 25, 2016
    Oil of Peppermint which you can order from a pharmacy mixed with rubbing alcohol and some water...Google for the exact measurements. Spray it around windows and doors. Even spray where all the spiders are now. I don't know about the other bugs, but this is supposed to work for spiders. Spray areas on a regular basis to keep the peppermint fresh. Google for the other bugs if you know what they are. Best of luck
  • Sandra Allen Sandra Allen on Aug 25, 2016
    I use peppermint oil and water. Spiders smell with their feet so they stay clearn.
  • Juliadance Juliadance on Aug 26, 2016
    Mix lavender oil and water in a spray bottle. Spray all the corners especially around radiators and vent