Easy Spider Repellent

Recently we have had quite a few black widows making their home across our front porch every night. The mama spider hatched a ton of babies out of about three egg sacks she had nestled under one of our shutters. This created a big problem because instead of the one black widow, we ended up with what seemed like a hundred.

Since I didn’t want to kill them, I had to find a way to keep them from making their webs across our porch. After some research, I found a handy recipe to make an easy spider repellent.


Easy Spider Repellent

IngredientsDirectionsPurpose
WaterFill small spray bottle about 2/3 full. Base
Dish soap Add 2-3 drops of concentrated dish soap.Carrier for EO
Essential OilAdd 15-20 drops of essential oil.Citrus or Mint
In my mixture I used peppermint oil because of the strong aroma, but citrus works too.

Once I had the ingredients well mixed in a spray bottle, I went outside and liberally sprayed down all of the cracks, crevices, nooks, and crannies Of our front porch area. When night fell, I went to see if my experiment had worked, and it did!

I was so pleased with the results of the mixture considering my reluctance to use harsh or toxic chemicals. It is also quite a money saver instead of buying pricey pesticides at your local department store.

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