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 what household products kill spiders it’s likely you already have on some hand, check out our list below.
If you are looking for household products that kill spiders, you will be pleased to know that you can do so with some items that you likely already have in your kitchen pantry.
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.
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.
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.
The vinegar didn’t work for me and I sprayed it on the spider a.m. and p.m. same day. Moving on to baking soda . . .
How do you know if it was the same spider ????? If it is perhaps you shouldn’t piss it off any more !!!!!If it gets pissed off any more it will take offense and bring his Mama & more to discuss the matter.After that you couldn’t PAY me to live in your house.Ever see one of them up real close , I have !!!! NASTY !!!!!!
Vinegar didn’t work either “white” for a Black Widow Spider. Tried 3 different times the last dumping the whole solution onto it and it curled into a ball quickly rolled back out and crawled up the wall ineffective. I tried mouthwash next a simple blue solution of generic. Nothing no result continued to crawl around. So lastly I tried Sodium Peroxide. At last!! 100% effective at last. It crumbled into a ball and has come to a demise. So for those wondering tried and true method of elimination without getting bitten or repeatedly attempting to spray a non working solution to kill the spider. Grab some Sodium Peroxide and Voilà! Presto Mortua Aranea Malum
Thanks for your comment!! At-home remedies, as you have now proven, are not always 100% effective on all species. 🙂 But we are glad the peroxide took out your intruder.
Obviously, the best guarantee to rid of pests is to call your local trustworthy pest control company, like OMNIS Pest Control, 720-583-4126.
S BLACK WIDOW !!!!REALLY MY SOLUTION….BURN THE HOUSE DOWN. ONE AND DONE.