Natural solutions to repel pesky spiders
Question: Wondering if you might have a solution for spider webs covering my screens? No matter what I try, I can’t seem to get rid of them. Thanks, E.
Answer: Spider webs are beautiful to look at, but not always created in places that we would like. The biggest fact to note is that webs are for catching food, as long as you have spiders and a food source you will have webs. One option is to purchase a web duster brush with an expandable handle, making it easy to run up and down screens to remove webs daily.
There is a product called Cob Web Eliminator (you can order it online). This product is said to be safe around food, 100 per cent natural and prevents spiders from forming webs by “leaving a residue that continues to damper a web’s adhesive properties.
Spiders do not like the smell of citrus or peppermint, and using strong essential oils helps to reduce the attraction.
Some people scatter chestnuts around the perimeter of their home; while the smell helps to repel spiders, rotting chestnuts invites other pests to your home.
Spider repellent: in a spray bottle, combine five drops of lavender essential oil or tea tree oil and 1 oz. neem oil. Fill with water; spray around doors and screens. homemade pizza I always brush olive oil onto the crust and bake the pizza on a hot stone pan in my oven. Note: Every user assumes all risks of injury or damage resulting from the implementation of any suggestions in this column. Test all products on an inconspicuous area first. I enjoy your questions and tips, keep them coming. Need a Presenter on the topic: Effective Speaking or The Power of Words? Check out: Reena.ca