Sunday, January 26, 2014

Posted by Ashley on 3:08 PM 62 comments
No greater relief than seeing a smooshed spider get flushed down the toilet! However, killing them is one thing. KEEPING THEM OUT in the first place is another.


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This natural remedy will keep spiders from entering your home 

Supplies Needed ::
-Empty Spray Bottle
-Essential Oil, Peppermint (3-4 drops)
-Essential Oil, Tea Tree (3-4 drops)
-Dish Soap (3-4 drops)
-White Vinegar (optional) (tablespoon)


You can also add some freshly squeezed lemon juice for some extra kick


Once the ingredients have been added to the spray bottle, fill it up with warm water and shake

Go around your home and spray ANY place you have seen a spider, corners, and any spots that are hard to reach. It's important to go around windows, doors and closets as well. I also like to spray some of my vents (I live in an apartment) to keep them from coming from other units.

This natural remedy works because spiders tastebuds are on the feet (as if they aren't gross enough) therefore, the will stay clear of any area that is sprayed with the remedy. Think about it - you wouldn't dip your hands in this stuff and then go eat your dinner.



For best results, do this 2-4 times per month to your home (depending on severity)

62 comments:

  1. You could of skipped the picture. :) I will sure try this because I hate them and have a bad reaction to their bites.

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    1. i agree with skipping the pic lol

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    2. no one wants to see a spider

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    3. Your right about pic,I almost dropped my phone...Lol...I don't know why so many show a pic of them. I knew about peppermint and plant around/below your windows outside but be careful the plant grows wild

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  2. is this safe for pets?

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    1. Chocolate is organic and is unsafe for most pets. Just because it's organic doesn't mean it's 100% safe.

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    2. It IS safe for pets...I have a bunny and spray her home (my bathroom) with this and she's fine. Bunnies are VERY sensitive too. I have sprayed around my dogs and cats too....they're fine. So spray away. I don't mind spiders IF they're outside, but not in MY house.

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    3. Tea tree oil (and most essential oils) is very bad for cats!

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  3. Good question I have a dog who has to go in/out doorways . Do you know if it has had any adverse reactions? I live in apartment with dog and a baby for now.

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    1. Dogs, especially puppies and small breeds, shouldn't ingest Tea Tree oil. Being organic doesn't mean safe - children shouldn't ingest or even come in contact with Tea Tree oil in moderate to large quantities either. However, the amount of TTO in this mixture is minimal, so if you can generally trust your dog not to go around licking everywhere this has been sprayed, it should be fairly safe.

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  4. Can it be any type of dish detergent? I live in France and can't buy Dawn.

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  5. Does this work?

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  6. Execelent remedy for the spiders.

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  7. Thank you for the picture. You made it easy to look for them at the store.

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    1. You can buy the oils from Walmart. I buy all the time for $4.87

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  8. I know the oils are safe for pets. I've used both of those oils in bath for my dog for fleas prevention.

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    1. Essential oils can be very dangerous to animals when not used in the correct amounts. Especially Tea Tree Oil. An animal is not the same as a human when dealing with EO's please be very cautious.

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    2. Cats are sensitive to some oils, so just keep them away until dry. After that, it's safe.

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  9. Not all spiders are bad. They keep other insects at bay. Please don't kill them unless they are poisonous and you have elderly or young people living in your house who may succumb to the venom.

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  10. Will this work without tea tree oil? I'm out, and want to spray today.

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  11. Please note that tee trea oil is poison for cats.

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  12. Just Had that Spider at my front Door!!! It would not Back Away from Me, No kidding,

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  13. Hate spiders. Do not spray where CATS can get into it. The tea tree is toxic for them, but okay with dogs.

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  14. Have cats? DO NOT USE! TEA TREE IS EXTREMELY TOXIC

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  15. how much vinegar do you put in

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  16. Will this work without the Tea Tree Oil? Have a cat.

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  17. This spray is great! Spiders certainly dislike Tea Tree oil. I'm not sure whether the Peppermint oil has a deterrent factor, or if it's just to smell good, but I like this recipe none the less. If you have small children and/or pets, I would use this spray only in areas where those children/pets do not go on a daily basis. Tea Tree oil is unsafe for small children, cats, and dogs. While some larger, adult dogs could handle being exposed to TTO in minimal amounts, in general it is not good practice to allow your dog to ingest or come in contact with TTO. Speak with your pediatrician/vet before-hand to make sure the amount you're using is safe for your child/pet. Being organic is not an automatic safety recommendation for oils. Crude oil is also organic, but that doesn't mean we should start using it where our children and pets will be hanging out.

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  18. Tea Tree Oil
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    Poisonous to: Cats, Dogs

    Level of toxicity: Generally moderate to severe, life-threatening

    Common signs to watch for:

    Low body temperature
    Weakness
    Walking drunk
    Inability to walk,
    Tremors
    Coma
    Increased liver enzymes
    Death
    Tea tree oil, also known as melaleuca oil, is an essential oil produced from the Australian tea tree plant (Melaleuca alternifolia). Tea tree oil is known for its antifungal and antibacterial properties, and possibly for its antipruritic, anti-inflammatory, and antiparasitic effects. Tea tree oil is often found in varying concentrations and high concentrations should never be used on pets. As little as 7 drops of 100% oil has resulted in severe poisoning, and applications of 10-20 mls of 100% oil have resulted in poisoning and death in both dogs and cats. Products containing tea tree oil concentrations less than 1-2% are generally considered non-toxic if used according to labeled directions. Clinical signs include a low body temperature, weakness, walking drunk, inability to walk, tremors, coma, increased liver enzymes, and even death.

    If your dog or cat were exposed to tea tree oil, call your veterinarian or Pet Poison Helpline immediately for life-saving treatment advice.

    Poison type: Herbals

    Alternate names: Melaleuca, essential oils

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  19. Can you use outside, does it hurt plants??

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  20. If you have outside lights attached to your home, they attract insects, which are food for spiders. They go where the food is located. If you move your outside lights away from the house and shine them toward the house, the insects (and spiders) will move away also. This will greatly decrease the number of spiders and insects from entering your home. I hope this helps!

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  23. You people have me scared to death about tea tree oil.
    I have been putting it on a paper towel and rubbing on the inside of cabinets and drawers in my kitchen. It never touches anything but can the smell cause problems for dogs, puppies? And is it safe to use my kitchen stuff like pts pans, silverware?

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  25. When there is a large spider in your home, what is the best to get rid of it? How about sucking it into a vacuum cleaner? I have done that a few times in the past but when I got around to opening the cleaner, the spider wasn't to be found? What happened to it? Did it escape or disintegrate into pieces? But I didn't see the remains of it. Anybody know the inside of a vacuum cleaner?

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  26. Just so you know it's the vinegar and pepper mint that keeps the spiders away and you can spray it on the outside of your home rather than the inside... You don't have to use tea tree oil you can substitute it for eucalyptus, lemon, orange etc... And Dawn is strong and goes a long way when even using the tiniest amount which is why it's recommended but any soap will work

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