Is there a way to get rid of spiders without killing them?


I want a way to discourage spiders from taking up residence in my home. Everything deserves to live, just not with me.

  4 answers
  • Peter smith Peter smith on Jan 27, 2019

    put conkers on your window sills and a couple on your door step, sounds silly but apparently spiders do not like them, it works for me

  • Lisalee Chism Hogue Lisalee Chism Hogue on Jan 27, 2019

    peppermint...grow it outside around you house in a few places and swipe a bit of oil around your doors and window sills.

  • Barb Barb on Jan 27, 2019

    Personally I don't mind a few spiders. If they are in residence, then so too is their food. Unless they are Black Widows or Brown Recluse (aka Fiddlers) then I very much prefer their presence to the little gnats and such that they capture and eat. Most of my spiders reside in out of the way spots or hidden corners. But if they do get overpopulated, I practice catch and release. I do appreciate and admire your wish to be nonlethal in controlling our eighth legged friends. I don't know what conkers are but if you do, then give them a try!!!

  • Oliva Oliva on Jan 27, 2019

    Spiders tend to avoid areas with orange oil, slivers of Osage orange fruits.