Asked on Aug 23, 2017

How can I get rid of spiderwebs in my outdoor bushes?

by Missroselady
Our yard is inundated with spider webs. Is there a natural way to rid these ugly webs? I've tried spraying with water hose, but they are back the next day.

  8 answers
  • Beth Stern Beth Stern on Aug 23, 2017
    Vacum them

  • This is why people have monthly pest control services. I spray the perimeter of my property and bae of my house once a month with vinegar. It does help, I still have spiders, just not as many. A lot of people use peppermint oil and are quite successful. Here are a couple of links with more options, takecare if you have small children and / or pets if you choose the chemical route. Good luck!

  • Vance Terry Vance Terry on Aug 23, 2017
    Dr. Bronner's soap in a hose sprayer will send the spiders away. It also works for white fly and is non-toxic and smells like peppermint. They have an almond scent as well, but I don't think it works as well—could just be me...

  • Sharon Sharon on Aug 23, 2017
    We have lots of really big garden spiders here, and my friend comes over each summer and sprays early in the season with vinegar around the house about 8' out to relocate the spiders to the areas I don't regularly go into. She uses a big garden sprayer.

  • 13526476 13526476 on Aug 23, 2017
    I'd give a lot to get garden spiders back into my yard again! Actually, the fact that you have a large number of spiders means they have an adequate supply of food around your home. If you must spray, use a natural product, do so sparingly. Vinegar will kill insects (beneficials, too) as well as toads and frogs, so try to stomp the ground, walk heavily and talk loudly before spraying.

  • Michele Pappagallo Michele Pappagallo on Aug 24, 2017
    Buy some pure peppermint essential oil. Add about 1/4 cup to a 1 gallon garden sprayer. Fill the sprayer almost full with plain water. Spray around your yard and the perimeter of your house. This will help with spiders and ants but will not kill anything else.

  • Missroselady Missroselady on Aug 25, 2017
    Wow, what a good response to my question. I like the pure peppermint oil and water idea best. Think I'll have to try that before I consider a professional service. Thank you all!

  • Vance Terry Vance Terry on Aug 27, 2017
    If you don't have a Whole Foods or some such, you can find it easily on the web in a variety of places including Amazon.