Tag: spiders

brown recluse
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How to Get Rid of Brown Recluse Spiders

How can you get rid of brown recluse spiders? Arm yourself with your vacuum (to remove webs), DIY spider repellent (to kill them on contact), and sticky traps (to catch them over days in basements, attics and garages). The brown recluse gets its name for this reason: This venomous spider […]

black widow markings
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How to Get Rid of Black Widow Spiders

How can you kill black widow spiders? Strong scents, vinegar, your vacuum cleaner, and pesticides are among ways you can get rid of this feared spider. Black widow spiders, more venomous than a rattlesnake and considered one of the worst insects in the U.S., are found most often in basements, […]

Jar of homemade peppermint oil
Pest control

Does Peppermint Oil Repel Spiders?

Does peppermint oil repel spiders? Studies suggest yes, and even better, at least one other essential oil, and chestnuts (yes, chestnuts) can keep daddy long-legs and his pals at bay. So, how did peppermint oil become a go-to for saying bye-bye to arachnids? For thousands of years, people have praised […]

jumping spider on leaf
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Types of Spiders Found in Homes

Knowing what types of spiders are found in your home is the best way to put you at ease when you see these creatures skittering underfoot or their webs expanding in corners. Most spiders found around the home are harmless, and the few that pose a danger (black widows and […]