4 Natural Remedies to Get Rid of Spiders at Home

Brown Recluse Spiders

Do you have some unwanted arachnids wandering around your house? Try one of these four natural remedies to get rid of spiders at home.

How to Get Rid of Spiders

1. Use a Spider Catcher Trap
Think twice before you kill the spiders. They are considered beneficial insects because they prey on other annoying pests like flies and mosquitoes.

Spider Catcher

Instead of killing the spiders, consider using a spider catcher trap, like the CRITTER catcher, to catch them from a safe distance and to relocate them outside. These spider catcher traps work great if the spiders are not at arm’s reach.

2. Keep Out Spiders with Peppermint
Create a natural spider repellent spray by diluting five drops of peppermint oil with about two cups of water. Next, apply the peppermint spray to areas where you would want to deter the spiders such as windows and other entry points.

Make sure all safety precautions are taken before using essential oils. For example, cat owners should not use this method because peppermint is not safe for your feline pals.

Peppermint Oil Spray for Spiders

3. Remove their Food Source
The spiders will keep returning to your home until you have eradicated their food source. Identify what their food source is and apply the appropriate remedy to get rid of them. For example, wolf spiders like to prey on small insects like earwigs, flies, and ants.

4. Fix Spider Entrance Points
There are many areas of the house where a spider could enter. Be sure to fix any holes or tears on the window screen, and any holes or cracks that may have surfaced along the exterior of your home. Fill the cracks with caulk.

Sam at Organic Lesson

is the Founder of Organic Lesson. He started this site to share tips on using natural remedies at home when such options are available.