Many people are scared of spiders, or simply don't want them in or near their house. If you are one of these people, then you need a spider repellent. This page contains recipes for spider repellent.
Here are questions related to Spider Repellent Recipes.
Q: I am looking for a spider deterrent for my patio area. I have pets and so do not want to use chemicals or toxic products. I do not want to kill the spiders, I would prefer a homemade solution that I could spray or apply around the "people" areas of my garden.
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Danamango From Montreal, Canada
If you get rid of the insects they eat, you will eventually get rid of the spiders. I have seen the following home remedies for repelling spiders. I've never tried any of these myself, but they certainly sound interesting. If you (or anyone on this site) try one of these methods, let me know if it works!
By Ellen Brown
By Daniel (Guest Post)03/01/2009
I'm trying to keep spiders out of my shed. I've tried vinegar, lemon curd, pepper and conkers all of them don't work.
Is there a plant, oil, lotion, etc. that will keep me from getting bitten by spiders?
By Tammy from Wenatchee, WA
A spider bite or two is normal once in awhile but if you're getting more than that then you need to stay away from areas where spiders hang out and populate or, as Spanish Girl mentions, if they are in your home you need to rid the inside of your home of the spiders. There really isn't anything that is going to stop them from biting you other than staying away from them.
Can someone give me some ideas to help me keep spiders out of my home?
By Geraldine from Milford, CT
By Marietjie Pienaar02/09/2015
Peppermint oil works. I also sprinkle peppermint essential oil on my tiles while mopping.
I have spider mite sacs all over the ceiling of my front porch. Not even spraying them with a hose works to get rid of them.
By Louise B. 01/03/2015
Well, we don't have any dangerous spiders here, and if there are egg sacs or webs, I just sweep them down with a broom. If you felt they were dangerous, you could burn them or bag them up and toss them in the garbage. Most spiders are actually beneficial, as they eat a lot of insects. The spider mites I am familiar with sometimes infest house plants, and they are not beneficial, but they are very tiny and gotten rid of with an insecticide soap or something similar.
I manage an apartment complex in a rainy area and there are a lot of spiders (especially pumpkin spiders). I'm having to knock down webs daily. I am trying to find a repellent that will not harm children, adults, cats, or plants that can still be effective when wet and can be used to cover large areas.
By Kenneth R.03/13/2014
Hedge apples if you can find them spiders hate them place them around the affected area sure they grow in most of the Midwest.
What is a natural spider repellent?
By Budd from Fox Lake, IL
add 1/2 oz. coconut oil to one quart of white vinegar
Coconut oil may be found in the grocery store in the baking section or in the snack section next to the popcorn oil. Health food stores will also carry it. It is solid at cool temperatures so you may need to warm it to a liquid form. Pour into a spray bottle and shake well to mix, then spray away. Be careful around delicate linens or furniture, it may stain. Best use is for outdoors, basements, garages etc.
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Is there a natural, safe repellent that I could put on the house so that the spiders won't get established? I live near a lake, which hatches little bugs in clouds. This brings the tiny spiders that blanket the buildings and landscape plants around here. It's very ugly. I don't want to kill them, because more would be arriving soon.
Kim from Moses Lake, Eastern WA
By Mary Alice
By Joe the Plumber
I am looking for spider repellent suggestions.
By tcs31796 from Warwick, GA
Editor's Note: Be sure that the diatomaceous earth (DE) is intended for human consumption. Medical-grade diatomite is sometimes used to de-worm both animals and humans. (10/08/2009)