Keeping Spiders Out of Your House

May 25, 2005

Huntsman spider against a white window frameTips to help you keep spiders out of your home. Post your ideas.


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May 10, 2010

How do I get rid of spiders in my house?


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May 12, 20100 found this helpful

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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June 18, 20131 found this helpful

Peppermint oil on cotton balls. Set several around your house, the spiders don't like peppermint.

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July 13, 20162 found this helpful

Clean away the old cobwebs and then spray Lemon Pledge around. Works in basement rafters, garage corners, even around outdoor lights where spiders tend to build webs. Just reapply if the webs start to reappear.


Most insects (including spiders) taste with their feet -- and spiders hate the taste of Lemon Pledge. Read this on the web years ago, and it works!

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August 10, 20190 found this helpful

i dont know spider near ceiling sprayed lemon orange citrus pledge everywhere it was walking earlier right now seems timid to stay in corner near ceiling above my hubbys bed."

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May 10, 2010

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.

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April 2, 2007

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.

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