DIY Home Remedies For Spiders. Most spiders will not bite you and most spiders are not poisonous. But most of us do not want them in our home. Here are a few natural ways to get rid of them.
Fill a standard spray bottle with water and mix in 15 to 20 drops of peppermint oil. Spray down all the cracks and corners of your house. They will run in the opposite direction.
Mix equal parts white vinegar and water in a spray bottle. Apply it to any area in which spiders gather and spray it directly on any spider you see. Vinegar contains acetic acid, which is thought to burn and kill spiders upon contact.
Natural (Aggressive) Spider Repellent Spray Recipe
- 1 cup apple cider vinegar
- one teaspoon oil
- one cup pepper
- one teaspoon liquid dish soap.
Get a cat. Cats will chase anything that moves, making them natural spider repellents.
Place Chestnuts along the baseboards in your home and along the window sills to prevent spiders from coming in.
Symptoms of a spider bite:
- itching or rash.
- pain around the area of the bite.
- muscle pain or cramping.
- blister that’s red or purple in color.
- difficulty breathing.
- nausea and vomiting.
What to do if you are bitten by a spider:
- Clean the wound. Use mild soap and water and apply an antibiotic ointment.
- Apply a cool compress. Use a cloth dampened with cold water or filled with ice. This helps reduce pain and swelling. If the bite is on an arm or leg, elevate it.
- Take an over-the-counter pain medication if needed. If the wound is itchy, an antihistamine (Benadryl, Chlor-Trimeton, others) may help.
- Get immediate medical attention if you have severe pain, abdominal cramping or a growing ulcer at the bite site. Or the person who was bitten isn’t breathing.
Check out this Spider Identification Guide, with pictures of high risk spider and low risk spiders.