6 WAYS to SHOO spi­ders

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Arach­nid-friendly tips to deal with un­wel­come vis­i­tors

1 fix ANY HOLES & cracks Start with the ba­sics to keep creepies where they be­long – in the gar­den. Check for gaps un­der kitchen units and where plumbing pipes come into the house.

DO SOME CLEAN­ING Spi­ders feast on the sort of small crea­tures who en­joy your left­over or spilt food. So, no crumbs = fewer pests.

…AND TIDY­ING Less clut­ter means nowhere for the lit­tle blighters to hide. Clear out and dust un­der beds and so­fas and be­hind wardrobes.

RE­MOVE Plants from Your Walls Arach­nids en­joy hang­ing out in fo­liage, but move in­doors when it gets cooler. So cut back ivy and clim­bers on your ex­te­rior walls.

KEEP OUT­DOOR lights Off While not at­tracted to the light them­selves, spi­ders de­vour many of the smaller in­sects that are. Switch off and you’ll be less likely to be sur­prised by one.

use SOME SCENTED Oils In­sects can’t abide the smell of pep­per­mint, so soak cotton wool with the oil. Or try tea tree, cit­rus and eu­ca­lyp­tus.

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