What Household Products Kill Spiders

By Omnis Pest Control

The sight of a spider will often stop you in your tracks. If you are looking for ways to get rid of spiders with household products that you likely already have on hand, check out our list below.

What Household Products Kill Spiders?

If you are like many adults or children, the thought of a spider gives you the creeps. And this isn’t just because spiders are a commonly featured insect when Halloween rolls around. The truth is that these small, almost alien-like bugs can give just about anyone the creepy-crawlies. Whether you are getting ready in the bathroom in the morning and a spider drops down from the ceiling, or you see one racing across the floor while you are eating dinner, the sight of a spider will often stop you in your tracks.

Since the beginning of time, spiders have been living amongst humans, whether we have wanted them to or not. Your house is their house, as far as they are concerned. And though spiders can bring us many benefits, including killing other pests such as mosquitos and flies, we still don’t want them around. If you are looking for ways to get rid of spiders with household products that you likely already have on hand, check out our list below.

5 Household Products That Kill Household Spiders

Since the beginning of time, spiders have been living amongst humans, whether we have wanted them to or not. Your house is their house, as far as they are concerned. And though spiders can bring us many benefits, including killing other pests such as mosquitos and flies, we still don’t want them around. If you are looking for ways to get rid of spiders with household products that you likely already have on hand, check out our list below.

If you are looking for ways to get rid of some spiders, you will be pleased to know that you can do so with some items that you likely already have in your kitchen pantry.

1. Vinegar

The acetic acid in vinegar is quite volatile to spiders, making vinegar an excellent solution to get rid of them. Grab a clean spray bottle and fill it with one part vinegar and one part water. The great news here is that vinegar is safe for cats and dogs. However, depending on the type of floor you have or where you want to spray, it is always advisable to first spray a test area. The acid in vinegar can be harmful to certain types of flooring.

2. Baking Soda

Though humans can barely perceive the smell of baking soda, spiders can’t stand the odor. If you see spiders, nests, and web-activity on carpeted areas, sprinkle some baking soda in the area. Baking soda can be harmful to dogs in large quantities, but the good news is that you only need a small amount to keep the spiders away.

3. Tumeric

It is less likely that you have turmeric lying around the house, but if you experience pain or inflammation, you may have a bottle of turmeric in your bathroom. Tumeric is commonly used for osteoarthritis, hay fever, depression, liver disease, high cholesterol, and to stop itching. Tumeric can help with spiders, though it is not as effective as some of the other items we have listed. That said, it is very helpful in getting rid of ants and flies. Thus, turmeric is a definite contender for spider control because, without the spider’s food source (ants and flies), spiders are likely to die off or move elsewhere.

4. Yeast

If you like to make bread, set some yeast aside the next time you do so. Mix the yeast with some water to make a paste, and carefully spread the paste in areas where you have spotted spiders. Though we don’t necessarily smell yeast, spiders do, and they don’t like it.

5. Essential Oils

The essential oil craze has become increasingly popular in recent years, especially for those looking for natural remedies for various ailments. Essential oils such as eucalyptus oil, peppermint oil, and rose oil effectively kill spiders and other bugs. The aroma from the oils will keep future spiders from finding their way in too. A bonus is that these oils all smell great, so your house will smell quite delightful too.

Barrier Treatments are Highly Effective in Killing Spiders

If you are experiencing more spiders than you can manage with a household solution, you may be better served by a professional barrier treatment. These professional treatments help to keep spiders away during the rainy season when they are most common. If you see spiders, it can be a sign that you have other insects hiding, too, as spiders thrive and feed on these other insects. A quick call to Omnis Pest Control can answer your critical questions about spiders. It can help you determine if a barrier treatment is needed.

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