How To Keep Spiders Out Of Your Home With Peppermint Oil

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How To Keep Spiders Out Of Your Home With Peppermint Oil

I hate, hate, HATE spiders. If I see one scurrying around my home it puts me on edge for days – or until it’s found and “disposed” of.

Luckily essential oils come to the rescue again and now I use peppermint oil to all but eradicate spiders from my home. Here’s what you do…

Simply fill a spray bottle with tap water and add 10-15 drops of peppermint essential oil. Give it a smell to make sure the water smells minty, if not add a few more drops. Then you simply need to spray the peppermint water in the cracks and gaps where spiders can enter your home.

Spiders do not like peppermint oil. The strong smell will send them scurrying in the other direction and away from your home.

For an even more potent remedy add one or two drops of peppermint oil onto a cotton bud and place in the areas where spiders enter. It’s as simple as that!

If you want to try this for yourself then you can purchase a bottle of Plant Therapy Peppermint Oil for less than $7 on Amazon – and with free shipping if you spend $25 or more. Plus this spray bottle would be ideal for this use.

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P.S. Mice hate peppermint oil, too!


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  1. Anita Warren says:

    I would like to know if there is a way to get a skunk from under your house,I’ve tried about everything, my house smells every day! Thank You.

  2. Don’t focus too much on the spiders. You will end up drawing them to you. I had this happen since I was freaking out about them all the time. So I started transmuting the spider image I had in my head and turned it into a five-pointed star (since it was near Christmas at the time) and after awhile, no spiders anywhere. I also would send the spiders a “mind mail” saying “not safe here, go somewhere else,” and if they didn’t go to a corner and disappear they apparently dis-apparated out of the house. Never saw them again.

  3. I wonder if it works on roaches…found one in my building last week…

  4. cats work, yes it does depend on the cat, sometimes they like to play with the mice, a little torture i think, lol. cats don’t kill for food most of the time, just for the hunt. i heard peppermin oil is good. get some traps and rat poision.

  5. Try moth balls, they work great too.

  6. A mouse can enter your home anywhere they can find an opening as small as a dime. I filled in any hole in places such as where pipes come in by the water heater or kitchen stove gas line. Also, around water pipes. If there are no open holes, they can’t get in. I haven’t had a mouse in my house in over 10 years. Course steel wool easily fills small holes and mice cannot chew through it. I even caulked a rock into a rather large hole and it worked. Mothballs also help repel snakes, but don’t use them where children or pets can get to them.

  7. Patricia Rumsey says:

    I found out, by accident, that garlic powder, keeps CATS away! I was grilling the other night, and spilled garlic powder on the side of the grill. The cats would not go near it! So I sprinkled it around the whole grill, since it’s near a deck railing, and they kept their distance! I’m wondering if this would work with other animals and insects?!?!

    • i know fantastic spray cleaner kills a lot of different bugs, usually in under 30 seconds and it’s probably safer than using poisons.

  8. Michelle says:

    We recently moved to a house with a canal in our back yard and woods right across the sstreet and right before it rains we get big spiders and red roaches yuck tryed everything to get ride of them nothing works so ill try this hopefuly itll work and it sounds ALOT cheaper then what I was bying that wont work.

  9. Rita Ann Serpa~Leid says:

    I’d like to know if the P’mint trick works on mice, and do you use it in much the same way? This is the FIRST time in my adult life, (I’m 61 y o;) that the mice we had did NOT even go near the D~Con Bait boxes we put out for them! I was so shocked! I finally got the last of them, but, I’m thinking I want to use something more reliable in the next mous~y season, in Autumn of 2013!!

    Thanks much, for any help.
    I’m @ FB/Rita Ann Serpa-Leid; or


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