The solution to making homes spider-free
ARE you afraid of spiders? Most Australians have faced the shock of a huge spider hanging out in their bedroom, or bathroom, or wherever else they want to make home.
But thankfully for arachnophobes there’s a simple way to keep your living space critter-free, without harming the eight-legged creatures.
There’s no need to call in pest control, as flushing out the spiders can be as easy as spritzing peppermint-scented products around.
After vacuuming and dusting your home to get rid of existing webs, mix up a two-part solution.
To make the repellent, add around 20 drops of peppermint oil to a bottle of water.
After pouring this into a spray bottle, spritz generously around your house.
Take extra care to cover any small nooks and crannies, which can provide the perfect hidey holes for the eight-legged creatures. Unlike other methods, this one prevents the bugs from being harmed. Instead, it encourages them to relocate to your garden, so you won’t need to worry about getting crawled on in the night.
Your home serves as a warm, dry place, ideal for the creepy-crawlies to seek comfort – and there’s a surprising number of different species of them all over Australia.
◗ A golden orb spider re-spins its web after a heavy downpour at Murwillumbah in NSW.