Spider mating season: £2 tip to keep spiders out of your home

Spider season is upon us, but luckily experts have shared their £2 tip for keeping the creepy crawlies away.

The founder of luxury bedroom brand French Bedroom, Georgia Metcalfe, swears by using this product in multiple ways to keep spiders out of your bedroom.

The product – Peppermint Oil – is available online for just £2.00.

Georgia explains, “Worrying about spiders in our room can negatively impact the way we think, which in turn decreases sleep and increases stress levels. If you follow this tip, your bedroom will remain a peaceful sanctuary and prevent sleepless nights.”

Spiders are sensitive to strong smells, which is why peppermint oil is believed to be an effective natural remedy to get rid of spiders.

Mixing the oil with water, adding it to a diffuser, or dripping it into the wash are all recommended techniques that won’t harm the spider.

When is spider mating season?

Spiders usually emerge in early September, with their presence in homes being felt until around mid-October. After that, they are less frequently spotted indoors.

Female spiders are known to stay in one place their entire lives, but males are always on the move.

During spider mating season, males forage for females and often find them in houses, which is why you may notice more of them over the next few months.

There are more than 650 different species of spiders in the UK, and while all can bite, only 12 can harm humans.

Money, basement and lace web spiders are likely to be seen more frequently in the coming weeks, as are house spiders, which are one of the UK’s largest spiders.

Males of this species can grow to a staggering 10cm beyond the leg span, although this is on the high end of the scale, with their size depending on how much they’ve eaten.

After mating, the female lays eggs, and the male usually dies.

How can I keep spiders away?

If you’re dying to keep the eight-legged creatures out of your home, there are a few things you can try to stop them from sneaking inside.

Avoid clutter

Spiders love to take refuge in dark, damp, and messy places. So if you make sure your house is kept clean, you can keep them away.

Make sure to vacuum and dust regularly and store things in boxes with plastic lids rather than cardboard to prevent animals from gaining access.

Let in natural light

Avoid leaving the blinds or curtains closed during the day or for long periods when you are away from home, as spiders love the dark.

Use essential oils

Spiders “sniff” with their legs, so strong smells will discourage them from leaving their nooks and crannies.

Tea tree, rose, cinnamon, citrus, peppermint, citronella, lavender, and eucalyptus oils are good oils to try—make sure you mist corners, window sills, and baseboards, and top up regularly.

Draw some chalk lines

Spiders taste with their feet and they don’t like chalk, so this will discourage them from drawing a line around window sills, your bed, or doors.

Seal any cracks

Seal any small cracks in walls, floors, and ceilings that spiders might use for entry.

Keep foliage away from your home

Avoid growing plants too close to your house for crawling as spiders will hide in them.

Leaf litter and accumulating piles of wood are also great spider hideouts, so be sure to keep your outdoor area clean.

Don’t use chestnuts

There is no evidence that chestnuts are effective at repelling spiders.

Other strong flavors will probably work better, like garlic or vinegar.

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