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.

If you’d like to learn more things you can do and ways you can use essential oils, then get a copy of The Complete Book Of Essential Oils & Aromatherapy. It has over 600 recipes for your health, beauty and home and is my absolute favorite book on the topic.

P.S. Mice hate peppermint oil, too!


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Comments

  1. Any remedies for centipedes? They give me a bad case of the willies.

    • I freaked out when I saw one run under my washer. Remove all hiding places and keep the areas dry. They need damp places. They also eat other nuisance bugs so set up ant traps, etc. so that their food is no longer around. Vacuum like crazy. Remove laundry they might hide under.

      Remove wood piles and excessive vegetation like ivy from the outside of your home.

  2. Cats, guineas, geese, ducks and some dogs will all get rid of mice. My lovely guineas ate a nest of copperheads a few months back. Natural is better, going to try the peppermint for spider though. Thank you.

  3. I started having field mice come in and chew thru the wood in my kitchen cabinets this week; it’s cold here. I read that mice repellant spray contains molecules from cat urine. I stuck an old sock in my cats litter box. It was peed on. I took the floor panel off the wooden cabinets and shoved the sock to the back of the wall where they were coming in. Then I nailed it shut again. Bye bye mice, they went elsewhere.

  4. I just moved into a house where the people before me allowed it to get over run with spiders and wasps, as well as Asian Beatles, I used a shop vac to get them gone, then I used Odor Ban and Lavender, have seen no more, also the mice are gone as well and my house always smells nice now. A plus, my dogs never get into it, also, since I started doing this, I have noticed fleas and ticks hate it as well. <3 I hope this helps someone 🙂

  5. for all of you who are saying to use traps or poisons to kill mice or rats theres no need to do that here is something that you can use and it will kill them and not hurt your kids or family pets (like dogs and cats)
    Get a fresh can or bottle of any kind of soda pop pour it in a bowl so that the mice can drink it after they drink it they will die because mice cant burb and your problem is gone and no one is hurt from poisons or traps
    IT REALLY WORKS TRUST ME

  6. what about gnats? once it got cold here they all seemed to move in my house cannot get rid of them for nothing even they dont fall for the apple cider trap

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  8. any Ideas on cock roaches, german and otherwise. We have used everything, from natural herbicides to borax. We get them to lighten up at times, but they are always about. We live in the country and surrounded by woods… I have to call an pro because they are too costly…

    • matilda says:

      Conquer at some pest control places they sell it of the counter u can also spray ur yard in the yard in the summer to keep mesquitos away exspeacially black carpenter Ants and its 40.00 dollars a bottle but u do mix it with water last for a long time

  9. Connie White says:

    All of a sudden we have large brown “stinkbugs” here in Upstate NY, move slowly, but when you SQUISH them they STINK!!!! Any one else having this problem?

    • I originally heard they were brought into upstate Pa. for agricultural use but now that stinkbugs have overtaken the eastern U.S. they now say the usual excuse that one came into the country in someone’s suitcase. We’ve had them in Pa. for a couple of years. If you kill one the smell is like strong, musty dirt so you have to just catch them and release them outside unless you’re infested in which case you would have to call an exterminator. They’re harmless and I read that they’re trying to create a bee to kill them and that’s a bad idea since bee’s are a lot less harmless than the stinkbug.

    • don’t step on them or smash them in your house because that attracts more of them. flush them.

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