How to Keep Spiders Out of Your Bathroom

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How to Keep Spiders Out of Your Bathroom

Close up cracks or openings around your windows

Despite most people thinking that spiders crawl out from bathroom plugs and toilet bowls, spiders mainly enter the home through small spaces such as cracks near windows and doors. So make sure those entrances are tightly sealed to keep these visitors at bay.

Have a Shower with your windows open

Spiders like most conditions but hate the rain, which is why you may have noticed spiders appear after a bath but not during one. As showers mimic the rain, opening your window whilst showering will deter spiders from entering the bathroom.

Strategically place peppermint tea bags

Spiders use their legs to smell and taste and, therefore, will not want to settle anywhere with strong scents. A peppermint tea bag placed in each corner of a room is sure to make spiders reconsider taking up residence in your bathroom.

Natural scents that repel spiders

As spiders do not like strong scents, you can also make spider repellent by mixing an essential oil (approximately 20 drops) with water in a spray bottle. Spray the corners of your bathroom or any moist areas that are likely to attract insects. The best essential oils to use are:

  • Tea tree
  • Lavender
  • Peppermint
  • Cinnamon

Use citrus-based cleaning products

Spiders hate citrus fruits, so cleaning your bathtub and toilet bowl with any citrus-based products will help deter spiders this October and will leave your bathroom smelling great.

Autumn conkers

Although it is not scientifically proven, popping conkers on your window sill and in the corners of the bathroom is a hack that has been passed down generations.

Keep food away

Don’t try and recreate the flake advert in your bath, remember to throw your wrapper away because spiders are attracted to domestic waste.

So there you have it, tips to Keep Spiders Out of Your Bathroom. You can now be sure you aren’t sharing your space with a hidden companion!