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Do you know how to get rid of spiders the natural way? I always try to repel any insect naturally instead of using store-bought chemical repellents. It’s safer for you and your family — and of course, your pets.

These sprays, oils, and solutions are easy to find and are commonly seen in your kitchen.

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In this article:

  1. Vinegar Spray
  2. Lavender Oil
  3. Peppermint Oil
  4. Scented Candles
  5. Lemon
  6. Turmeric Powder
  7. Salt
  8. Indian Lilac Oil
  9. Citronella Oil
  10. Tomato Leaves

How to Get Rid of Spiders the Chemical-Free Way

1. Vinegar Spray

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Vinegar is a great homemade spider repellent. Mix one cup of white vinegar in a spray bottle with two cups of water.

Spray this mixture around your house at the spider entry points such as windows, doors, air vents, etc.

2. Lavender Oil

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You can sprinkle a dash of lavender oil in spider-dominated areas to repel these arachnids.

Also, to avoid spiders from entering your house, just fill a flower vase with a little bit of water and add 5 drops of lavender oil to it. The aroma of lavender oil stops the spiders dead in their tracks and they will not enter your home.

3. Peppermint Oil

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Peppermint oil is not only great for headaches it’s also an amazing spider repellent. Non-venomous spiders and venomous spiders hate the strong smell of peppermint and it will keep them away.

4. Scented Candles

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Scented candles are not just great for decoration, but they make a great spider repellent too! Light scented candles with lavender, citronella, lime, etc., and the spiders won’t inhabit that area.

5. Lemon

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The citrus smell is something spiders hate! Mix lemon with water and use it as a spider repellent spray.

You can also use lemon-scented hand wash, liquid soap, floor cleaner, etc to avoid the entry of spiders into your home.

Also, you can dry lemon peels in the sun and grind them to make powder. Mix it with water then spray the mixture at the required areas to make your home spider-free.

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6. Turmeric Powder

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Turmeric is a great natural insect and arachnid killer and can help you get rid of an array of pests. Spiders are allergic to turmeric.

Sprinkle turmeric powder in your garden and also inside your kitchen to drive out the spiders.

7. Salt

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Salt is actually poisonous to spiders. This is a safe and natural ingredient that allows you to use within your home to get rid of spiders.

Mix salt with water to make an effective anti-spider spray. Spray this mixture around doorways, cracks, and crevices, window areas, air vents, etc.

8. Indian Lilac Oil

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If you can get your hands on Indian lilac oil then you’ll have a very effective spider repellent. Dip a cotton ball in the oil, and apply it over your window sills, doorways, air vents, etc.

9. Citronella Oil

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Citronella is a natural spider repellent. Spiders hate the fragrance of this herb!

You can also use citronella sprays to clean your floor to keep spiders at bay.

10. Tomato Leaves

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If you have tomato plants in your garden then pick a few tomato leaves. Blend them with water to make an effective spider repellent spray.

You can keep this mixture in the refrigerator and it will stay fresh for weeks.

Check out this video by ehowhome on how to make a natural spider repellent:

That’s it for the ten ways oh how to get rid of spiders naturally. Isn’t it convenient to not worry about using harmful chemicals in resolving your pest problems?

What’s more amazing is most of these items are easily available in your home and keeps you and your family safe from spider invasion.

Which item in the kitchen do you think is the most effective repellent for spiders and other insects?

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Editor’s Note: This post was originally published on May 10, 2016, and has been updated for quality and relevancy.




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  10. Bonnie

    September 11, 2017 at 11:36 AM

    If tomato leaves repel spiders why do I have spiders all over my tomato plants?

    • Anonymous

      March 7, 2018 at 8:41 PM

      Well, is anyone going to answer this great question? I’d also like to know the answer.

  11. Debbie

    July 27, 2018 at 2:25 PM

    You have to mix the leaves and water together to form a mixture you can spray. I assume that means you must tear the leaves into small pieces and any liquid from inside the leaf will mix into the water. This mix will then kill or the smell will deter the spiders whereas the whole leaves did not have the same chemical effect.
    Did anyone identify the spider in the picture?

    • Naomi

      October 15, 2018 at 3:20 PM

      Looks like a brown widow and a crab spider.

  12. Anonymous

    May 18, 2019 at 3:22 PM

    I heard Baking soda is a good repellent for spiders. They absolutely hate it or go anywhere near by. spill baking soda at the corners of your window and some dark places…

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