Down Came A Spider: 4 Ways To Keep Spiders Away

Summer is here. That means those creepy spiders are going to be looking for a cool place to hang out. Unfortunately, that probably means that they're going to heading into your home. If you're trying to go the all-natural way of spider prevention, you're in luck. There are a few simple steps you can take to keep spiders out of your home.

Go Heavy on the Mint

Spiders hate the smell of mint, which makes it the perfect plant to have growing around your home. You can keep spiders outside where they belong by growing fresh mint. Set planters full of the aromatic plants next to your exterior doors to keep them from gaining entry through your doors. You can also grow mint plants under your outdoor hose bibs. The moisture from your hose will release the aroma and fill your garden with the fresh-scent of natural spider-repellant.

Clean Like Crazy

Cleaning isn't always a fun summertime activity, but it is a good way to keep spiders out of your home. Some simple cleaning tips for keeping spiders away include the following:

  • Vacuuming and dusting at least once a week
  • Mopping your kitchen floors at least once a week
  • Keeping the lid on your kitchen trash can

Reach for the Essential Oils

If you're looking for a spray deterrent that you can use indoors, look no further than essential oils. There are many essential oils that will repel spiders. Some of them include tea tree oil, citrus, lavender and peppermint. Here's a simple solution you can make that you can spray in your home to keep the spiders away.

Supplies You'll Need

  • Plastic spray bottle
  • Water
  • Vinegar
  • Dish soap
  • Essential oils – lavender, citrus, peppermint and tea tree oil


  1. Fill your spray bottle with water.
  2. Add one teaspoon each of dish soap and vinegar.
  3. Add 10 drops each of the essential oils.
  4. Shake well to combine the ingredients.
  5. Spray the solution along the baseboards and doorways throughout your home.

Enlist the Help of Professionals

If you've tried everything you can think of and the spiders are still getting into your home, it might be time to enlist the help of a professional pest control company. Some spiders won't stay away without the assistance of the big guns – pesticide.

If you're seeing an increase in spider activity inside your home this summer, use the simple techniques described above to get rid of them. 

For more information, contact professionals like Quality Exterminators Of Georgia Inc.