Most every prepper can agree on one thing: we hate spiders. These ugly creepy-crawlies have been giving people the heebie-jeebies for centuries. Whether it’s their eight legs, creepy eyes, or the quick, unpredictable way they scuttle across the floor, most people can’t stand the creatures.It’s true, spiders are good for the environment. After all, they make excellent pest control, eating a number of bugs in your home. However, the fact is most people want spiders to be conducting this pest control outside, where they belong.If you’re afraid of getting bitten by a spider (or hate the feeling of them crawling all over your skin), you’ll want to discover these…
5 Natural Ways To Keep Spiders Out Of The House
Get To Know Some Of The Most Dangerous Spiders
Before you learn how to get rid of spiders, it’s first best to learn which ones are the most dangerous. After all, not every spider’s bite is poisonous. But, if you come across the wrong one, you need to know about it.
Watch this video to discover which spiders you need to be most wary of when SHTF (as well as in everyday life):
Few people know they can use turmeric to help kill spiders. That’s because many types of spiders are actually allergic to this spice. Which is extra motivation to keep this delicious ingredient in your survival pantry. Sprinkle the turmeric throughout your garden, and in the kitchen as well (particularly around windowsills and cracks in the wall).
Oddly enough, spiders can’t stand the smell of lavender oil. Which is a great thing, since many humans love it. As such, it’s smart to use this to your advantage by using this oil to ward off these eight-legged insects.
Simply add a few drops of lavender oil around entryways, windows, vents, and cracks/holes in the walls, floors, and ceilings.
Plus, if you really want to be efficient, add a few drops of lavender oil to the flower vases in your home. This will help to widen the proximity of the smell, and encourage spiders to stay out for good.
Spiders hate strong, citruisy smells. Which makes using lemons to keep them at bay a no-brainer. Take advantage of dish soap, hand soap, and floor cleaner with lemon scents.
However, to go the completely natural route, you can also dry out some lemon peels, crush them into a powder, and put them in a spray bottle with water. Spray entryways, windows, vents, and any other entry-point spiders may be getting into your home through.
Again, spiders hate strong-smelling substances – which makes vinegar the perfect spider-be-gone ingredient. Add a cup of vinegar to two cups water, and pour the concoction into a spray bottle. Spray the mixture around all entryways, including vents. This will help keep spiders out in their natural habitat.
This is a must-try for preppers with survival gardens. Pick a few leaves off a tomato plant, and put them in water. Add this concoction to a spray bottle, and spray throughout the home. Then, put the bottle in the fridge. This homemade spider-killer will keep for weeks!