By Irene V. from TX
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By LaurieS 06/18/2013
Peppermint oil on cotton balls. Set several around your house, the spiders don't like peppermint.
If only we could talk to the darned things to find out what they truly don't like, doggone it! This has me steamed now.
By Myrna 05/12/2010
If you have a big enough crawl space under your house, you can set up cans of insect bombing spray to kill pesty insects before they have a chance to become overbearing in the home. We get ours at Family Dollar, but WalMart sells it too.
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What can I do to get rid of spiders in my house. I have all different kinds. I have fogged and sprayed but nothing seems to help. Any suggestions.
I read about Boric Acid sprinkled around the house, whicj I bought at a local drug store, but then I got Borateen in the detergent section of my supermarket, which is cheaper and works just as well. I have a lot of stubb against the walls, but it is too small a space for the cat to go. I sprinkled some around the rooms, esp in cracks where the rug or linolium, etc ends. Under the fridge and stove. In corners of cupboards on the floor. I vacuumed the rugs and sprinkled some lightly on the rugs. After a few days I vacuumed that up. I don't want the cat exposed for a prolonged time. The reading I did said the stuff does not decompose over time, so works indefinately, as long as it's still on the floor, it's working. The stuff is also a mild germicide and also a fungicide. It is non-scratch for cleaning bathrooms and will discourage mold. (08/02/2003)
My friend has an enormous amount of spiders in her basement. It's gotten to the point where there are numerous spiders crawling on the walls and floors. She needs something that will not only be safe around kids and pets, but will also kill spiders on contact and not screw up the paint job on the walls. Got any ideas?
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