Getting Rid of Spiders in Outside Storage Boxes

Reblogger Lesley Wilson-VanGoethem
Real Estate Agent with Innovative Realty Solutions Group BK3248318

If you are like my niece , Spiders are the evillest thing in the world... Well, even tho, Spiders do not have noses, they detect smell with scent sensitive hairs located on their legs.

Here are some great tips for things that Spiders don't like...

Thanks Jennifer Wilson!

 

Original content by Jennifer Wilson

I think it’s safe to say the majority of us don’t like spiders.  In fact, arachnophobia, or rather fear of spiders, is very common.  eHow says there are more than 38,000 recorded and named species of spiders worldwide.  Arachnophobia experts with Natural History Museum in London says that means two-thirds of spider species have not been identified.

If you have arachnophobia, you won’t want to hear this.  eHow says spiders can be found living in most every habitat on Earth. We can't avoid them. Statistically, there is a spider within three feet of us at any given time.

With that said, many of us don’t like to use dangerous chemicals and toxic pesticides to get rid of the pests, especially if we have pets.  But eHow lists many natural solutions.

 

Vinegar and coconut oil

One solution is to mix vinegar and coconut oil.  After warming solid coconut oil to  a liquid state, add an equal amount of cider vinegar and mix.  Pour into a spray bottle and then spray outdoor patio storage boxes, sheds and garages.  You shouldn’t see any spiders for several weeks.  Then repeat with the solution or when spiders reappear. 

 

Vegetable oil and vanilla

Another solution is to mix equal parts of vegetable oil and pure vanilla extract.  Place a few drops in small containers such as a bottle cap and stash in food storage cabinets, pantries and drawers.  You can also drop a couple of vanilla beans in patio storage boxes or near pet food.  Spiders will leave.  

 

Hedge apples (also known as Osage oranges)

The strong citrus scent of hedge apples spiders find revolting. A basket of hedge apples adds a charming decorating accent to any room while it repels spiders.

 

Diatomaceous earth

Diatomaceous earth is another natural way to get rid of bugs, including spiders.  You can find it at most health food stores.  Sprinkle around the bottom of storage bins, around the foundation of your home, even on the carpet.  You can even use on your pet’s bedding. 

 

Mint

Spiders hate the scent of mint. A few drops of mint oil sprinkled in patio storage boxes, closets and containers will effectively repel spiders and eliminate musty odors.

 

Lavender and lemon

This combination is another pleasing smell that spiders hate.  Soak cotton balls with lavender or lemon oil and put in cupboards, cabinets and closets.  Sprigs of dried lavender are a great insect repellent in linen closets and clothes hampers. 

 

If you or anyone you know is interested Scottsdale Real Estate, please check out my website, www.Realestateforsaleinaz.com, and I’ll be happy to help.

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one never knows what kind of learning you get to read about here in the rain!

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Lesley Wilson-VanGoethem
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Mark, Met a felow agent on AR that shared his moms recipe for Pumpking Chiffon Pie...  ( the only pie my mother made, but never got the recipe from her)  It was spot on !
Love the info we find on AR blogs!

 

 

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