How to Organically Repel Spiders From your Home

What you can do better than professional spider pest control in London?

As the weather changes, you may notice more cobwebs and spiders in your house than you are comfortable with. A spider here and there may not make your skin crawl but seeing many spiders throughout your house may make you want to move.

What actually attracts spiders, why do we get so many spider webs, and to prevent any spiders to enter in the first place, we are just about to find out.

How to Organically Repel Spiders From your Home AccuRat

Before thinking about False Widow Spider and you start packing, we have gathered 13 tips to help repel spiders from your home. Implementing several of these tips will help to cut down on the spiders you find in your home and help you rest easy. These tips are affordable and effective in reducing the spider population invading your home and getting rid of spiders for good.

As promised, here are 13 DIY spider control tips to try today against potential spider infestations.

  1. Citrus

Spiders in London do not like the smell of citrus. Rub lemons peel along windowsills, door frames, the corners of rooms, bookshelves, and anywhere else you may find spiders hanging out. The citrus scent will have them moving out of your home in no time.

  1. Vinegar

Create a solution of half white vinegar and half water in a spray bottle and get busy spraying spider hot spots. The vinegar scent won’t be noticeable to you once it dries but will keep spiders moving along to find somewhere else to live. Don’t forget areas where they may be passing through to get into your home, like cracks, crevices, and in your basement.

  1. Peppermint

Peppermint is another great scent that will deter spiders. You can create a spray mixture using peppermint essential oil and spray down areas that are prone to spiders, and don’t forget to spray doors and windows or anywhere they may be coming into your home. If you’re a peppermint tea drinker leaving a peppermint tea bag after you have fixed yourself a tea will deter spiders from the room the teabag is in.

  1. Cinnamon

Whether it’s a cinnamon scented candle, cinnamon sticks placed around your home, or cinnamon sprinkled on windowsills and other areas prone to spiders, the scent of cinnamon will help keep those eight-legged pests at bay.

  1. Clean regularly

Keeping your home clean and tidy will leave nowhere for the spiders to hide. Try using plastic storage containers instead of cardboard to make it harder for spiders to gain access. This is an excellent reason to declutter your home, just like other pests’ spiders like untidy, cluttered homes to build their homes. Taking away their security will make them uncomfortable, and they move on to somewhere else to make a home.

  1. Remove food sources

Spiders feed on other insects, so removing anything around the house that attracts insects will remove a spider’s food source and make your home an unattractive place to stay. Don’t let your fruit sit and attract fruit flies, keep your garbage bins sealed tight, get rid of any cardboard boxes that might also become a home for spiders, and try to cut down on outdoor lights that attract insects.

  1. Get a cat

If you have a spider problem and have been wanting a cat, now is a good time. Cats are natural hunters, and they love a good spider hunt. Your kitty may even want to show off its kill and bring you a dead spider or two, while it may be unpleasant to have a dead spider dropped at your feet you will notice a drop in the spider population.  

  1. Seal cracks in your home

Sealing up any cracks in your home will stop spiders and other pests from entering your home in the first place. Check around windows, doors and replace damaged screens to cut off entry points.

  1. Garlic

Spiders are not fans of garlic and will run the other way if they catch a whiff of garlic. Crush a garlic clove or two and place in a spray bottle with some water and spray down your windows, doors, baseboards, and anywhere else you find spiders gravitating towards.

  1. Cedar

Cedar is another scent that deters spiders. You can buy cedar chips to put around your home, and there are also cedar balls available on the market; strategically placing them around your home where spiders tend to roam will deter them. Cedar is also said to repel moths from your clothes. Throwing a few cedar balls in your dresser or closet is a good idea.

  1. Eucalyptus

Planting a eucalyptus plant or two in your garden is another great scent to use to repel spiders. Planting a eucalyptus under a window or close to the door will keep spiders away from entry points into your home. If you don’t like the smell of eucalyptus, you could plant mint or lavender to repel the creepy crawlies.

  1. Diatomaceous earth

Sprinkling diatomaceous earth or making a spray mixed with water and applying it around your house and in your garden as a pest extermination method is proven a brilliant bio solution against spiders. It will repel spiders, along with bed bugs, fleas, and many others. Be sure to buy food-grade diatomaceous earth, especially if you have pets and small children.


  1. Chestnuts

Chestnuts have been said to repel spiders. Place a few in your windowsill, along your baseboard in the corners of the basement to keep spiders at bay. They will last a long time before going bad. However, they will eventually go bad; just be sure to check on them periodically.

There are quite a few species of spiders in the UK, most of which are harmless to humans, despite how much they creep you out. A few common spiders you may cross paths with are:

  • Daddy long legs
  • Giant house spider
  • Zebra jumping spider
  • Cupboard spiders
  • Hobo spiders

A couple of venomous species are found in the UK, like the brown recluse and the wolf spider. If you find these species in your home, you need to practice precaution. It would be a good idea to call a pest specialist to come to your home and remove them to ensure they are all gone.

If you find after implementing these DIY pest control measures you haven’t seen a decrease in the number of spiders in your home, it may be time to call a spider control in London. Spider extermination is never fun and should be handled by professional control services to have the pests controlled quickly and effectively so you can get back to living your life. 

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