Lemon hack which will stop spiders invading your home during mating season

[07-09-2021 12:15 PM]

Ammon News - September marks the beginning of autumn, and that also means the start of mating season for spiders, so here's how you can keep them out of your home using items you likely already have.

The start of September brings with it the spider mating season, and we all know this can cause chaos in the home if you're not prepared for the eight-legged guests.

While tackling creepy crawlies can seem like an impossible task, there are ways of keeping bugs at bay using products that you likely already have at home.

For example, did you know spiders can't stand the smell of citrus?

You heard right, you can keep spiders from invading your home by using nothing more than just a lemon - and you don't even need to waste the fruit, as the peel is enough to send them sprinting, The Mirror reports.

According to Expert Home Tips, rubbing the peel from a lemon along your windowsills, bookshelves and anywhere else you usually find spiders will help shift them out of your home, with the added benefit of the house then smelling fresh.

Lemon can also be a great way to keep spiders out of basements and garages, as rubbing the peel along skirting boards and door frames should have the same outcome.

If you don’t like the smell of lemon, or you want to try a different approach, here are some other ways you can banish spiders from your home.

One of the most talked about tips for keeping spiders at bay is mixing peppermint oil with water in a spray bottle, which you can then spray in corners of your home to deter the pests.

A TikTok user shared the hack and received rave reviews when she suggested spraying the solution on windows and doors.

She said: “For all of you that do not like spiders, this is a hack.

"You can put peppermint oil and water in a spray bottle. Spray it on the outside of doors, window frames - they'll stay out of your house."

You can also achieve the same result as the peppermint trick with white vinegar diluted in water.

Although this version of the trick does smell worse than the mint approach, the stench of the vinegar should disappear as soon as it dries.

Once again, filling a spray bottle with warm water and adding lavender oil alongside washing up liquid can help send spiders scurrying out your home.

The eight-legged creatures can’t stand the smell of lavender, so they’ll be sent packing - and your home will smell great to humans.

This tip isn’t actually scientifically proven, but many people across the world swear by placing conkers in the corners of their home.

It’s thought the conkers – also called horse chestnuts – release a noxious chemical that will cause a spider to curl up and die within just one day of them coming into contact with it.


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