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Deter spiders from your home with plants they ‘hate’ as expert warns of ‘infestations’

Late August marks the start of spider mating season which means millions of homes could have an infestation waiting to happen, according to Online-Bedrooms.co.uk...READ THE FULL STORY HERE▶▶▶

Nic Shacklock from the company explained: “The mere thought of spiders entering millions of homes sends shivers down our spines.

“Spider mating season comes into full swing at the end of August through to September which means many of us could be facing infestations.

“No one wants spiders crawling around their homes so there are a few things you can do to keep them at bay. For example, spiders hate the smell of lavender and mint so it’s worth giving these scents a spritz around your home.

“It’s also important to seal up any holes in the home they could potentially crawl through. Preventative measures like this are best for keeping these insects out.”

1. Lavender

According to the expert, spiders “can’t stand” lavender and will want to be far away from the smell, meaning a lavender-scented home is ideal.

Either use plants to deter the pests or lavender oil to spread the aroma around the whole of your home.
2. Mint

Nic said: “Another scent which spiders can’t stand is the fresh smell of mint. Light a mint-scented candle to spread the aroma, or even add fresh mint to some of your meals as the distinct smell will deter them away.”
3. Spray white vinegar

A mixture of white vinegar and water isn’t just for cleaning, it is also a great way to “steer” spiders away because they hate the smell.

Spraying it in corners every morning or entry points where the insects may enter the home should do the job at keeping them away.
4. Seal holes and put window netting up

The expert explained: “Spiders often fit through tight passages when making their way into homes, so it’s worth checking for any holes and gaps that may be in your skirting boards or floorboards and sealing them up.

“Having window netting up doesn’t only prevent spiders from getting in, but also other pesky bugs such as wasps and flies.”
5. Peppermint oil

Dab some peppermint oil onto a cotton pad and wipe this across window ledges, or again, entry points including doors.

The strong scent will “prevent” spiders from wanting to come inside meaning windows can be open without having to worry about them.
6. Keep the home clean

To prevent the mating spiders coming into the bedroom, make sure to keep the space clean, giving it a regular dust to get rid of excess dust.

All of these methods are super affordable, with them coming in at under £1, especially if purchasing plants from supermarkets.

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