Keep spiders out of your house and garden with this clever trick

There is an easy way to keep spiders out and it does not necessarily need to involve big bucks.

Do spiders give you the creeps? Surprisingly, most spiders are harmless and although no one likes spider webs, these creepy crawlies actually help keep your home free from other insects. Yet no one likes a spider hanging around the house — pun intended. Committed to keeping your house and garden eight-legged critter free? Apart from turning off lights in unused rooms to reduce the amount of spider food (dead insects), try using this common ingredient…

White vinegar has so many uses and it can repel spiders too!

White vinegar acts as a very effective natural way of keeping spiders out of your home. It works as a spider repellent and drives away all the spiders out of the house. Fill up a spray bottle with white vinegar and water and spray the liquid in the cracks, corners and crevices. Apply this spray daily to keep the spiders away from your home.

Once you’ve done that, don’t forget to spider-proof your house by filling in the gaps between walls and under doors where possible to prevent spiders from moving in. Lots of hardware stores sell those door seals that also help insulate your home. You can also continue keeping your house neat as they love hiding in little nooks and crannies of clutter, but you already know that. To prevent spiders from moving in, vacuum regularly. Also keep piles of wood and other debris in your garden to a minimum and store these as far as possible from your house.

Since we’re on the subject of spiders, it might be a good idea for you to be able to recognise poisonous spiders and harmless ones. Take a look at this chart.

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Spider chart. Photo credit: All-U-Need.
Spider chart. Photo credit: All-U-Need.

Do you have lots of them around your house? How do you get rid of spiders?