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Get Rid of Spiders from the House. Sneaky Tips That Keep Spiders Out.

By: Kari Warberg Block

Summer is spider season, so there’s no better time to get rid of spiders. We’re hoping spiders haven’t taken a bite out of your summertime fun.

Try these natural solutions that will help you keep spiders from making their way into your home. Here’s to a summer filled with sunshine, backyard barbecues and a spider-free home!

Spiders don’t have a favorite song. 


Spiders don’t have good eyesight, so they rely on vibrations they feel in their web, to detect an insect that could be their next meal. Turn music on in an area where you’ve spotted spiders and the vibrations will interfere with their ability to pick the perfect time to feast. They’ll quickly leave in search of a quieter spot.

Spiders like to snack.

From a spider’s perspective, an insect is like a gourmet meal. Keep bugs out by cleaning regularly and spiders will be looking for a more well stocked home.

Shine a bright light on spiders. 

Spiders would prefer to be left alone. That’s why they hang out in dark places. Notice an area of your home where spiders are weaving their webs? Leave the lights on and they’ll be looking for a new hideaway.

Remove spider webs. Attract less wasps.


Everyone has a favorite food and that includes insects. When a wasp sees a spider, it knows it’s in for a tasty treat. To reduce your chances of finding a wasp nest nearby, you’ll want to keep window wells clean and in the fall, be sure to clear leaf litter. Removing a spider’s habitat sends a clear message to wasps that they should find a new dining hall to frequent.

Save the spiders! Just not their webs.

Spiders put a lot of effort into weaving their silky webs, so they don’t like it when you disturb them. They also don’t like the high pitched vibration of a vacuum. Use a vacuum hose to clear out spider webs and creepy crawlers will be on their way to a more peaceful home.

If you see spiders outside, they’re almost always inside too.

Protect Your Pets from Spiders
To make your home less attractive to spiders, wash old webs off outside areas with a garden hose — particularly under roof eaves. To prevent spiders from spinning new ones, use a spray made of half a cup of water, half a cup of vinegar, two tablespoons of liquid dish soap and twenty drops of thyme oil. The scented mixture prevents them from attaching their silk to sprayed surfaces.

Spiders are sneaky.

To avoid eight-legged uninvited guests, get out a magnifying glass and look for tiny cracks in your home. Seal any openings you find with caulk, screening or weather stripping. Spiders will be on their way to a more inviting household.

Spiders like piles of newspapers and magazines so much you’d think they’d have their own subscriptions.


If you don’t want spiders in your home, then it’s time to clear the clutter. Creepy crawlers love to hide where you won’t see them. Do you really want to flip the page and find an uninvited guest?

Are spiders sneaking up on you?

Use Eucalyptus Oil to Keep Spiders Out

Apply a few drops of eucalyptus oil in corners, cracks and any areas where spiders like to hang out in your home. You can even put eucalyptus leaves in cupboards, drawers and under large pieces of furniture. The scent will send them off to a more welcoming home.

Spiders driving you up the wall?

Keep Spiders Out of Your Home

Nuts drive spiders nuts. Place a few chestnuts on windowsills and along baseboards in your home. The scent repels them. One whiff and they’ll be looking for a new place to weave their webs. (Avoid leaving horse chestnuts around the house. They can be toxic to humans if eaten raw.)

We hope you’re following us on Facebook and Pinterest, because we’ll continue sharing tips like this. And don’t forget, our natural line of pest prevention products, Stay Away®, works inside and out. Place a pouch of Stay Away® in any room where you’ve spotted pests and they’ll be finding a new place to hang out. It’s great for picnics and backyard parties too!

  • Ken

    Alternatively, you can use boiling hot water or vinegar to splash onto these bugs. Instantly will get rid of it and leaves no residue behind that stains. Most effective and its almost free!

    1. Rita Stadler

      Hi Ken,
      Boiling water is probably effective for the pests you see, and it’s certainly inexpensive and less risky than harmful chemicals. However, it may not be suitable in all situations and it probably won’t prevent reinfestation when the water has cooled and dried. To get rid of spiders and make sure they don’t come back, you’ll want to inspect the area to see what they were attracted to and how they were getting in. Repairing any damage to windows, doors and screens will help keep spiders out, and making sure there aren’t other food sources or cluttered hiding places around will make sure spiders stay away. For added peace of mind, a repellent like Stay Away Spiders will keep your home stress, mess and pest free.
      Thanks for commenting!

  • Sabrina Addams

    My 10-year-old daughter was playing in the basement with her friend last night and told me that she noticed a couple of spiders on the wall. I’ll have to take your advice and take out a magnifying glass to look at any cracks in the walls or floor and caulk them up so that they can’t come in. If there’s a lot of them, I’ll make sure I find and call up a spider pest control service to take care of it.

  • Ardith K Johnson

    Our church is infested with spiders. We need something non-toxic and proven to get rid of them.

    1. Rita Stadler

      Hi Ardith,

      I’m sorry to hear about your spider situation! Stay Away Spiders is a botanical spider repellent that would help keep those creepy crawlies away. You can find it in many stores like Lowe’s, or you can order it directly from us here. Please feel free to give us a call if there’s anything we can do to help.

      Thanks for reading!

  • Heather Wilson

    Advice on spiders,flies,ants and bees. Your everyday common pest

  • Heather Wilson

    Advice on spiders,flies,ants and bees

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