Peppermint Oil and Spiders

The perfect time of the year to talk spiders as we approach Halloween!

Someone asked me if it is true that Peppermint Essential Oil repels spiders. They were looking for a natural way to get rid of the problem so I did a little research and found out why.

Why do spiders hate peppermint oil? The intense smell of it can be very unpleasant and overwhelming for the spiders.I thought I may find some more in-depth reason but that seems to be it, it’s the strong smell!

I have not witnessed it but many have reported that the spiders will run away in the opposite direction after detecting the presence of it.

So, if you are looking for something safe and eco-friendly try this:

Simply mix 1 tsp dish detergent with 4-5 drops of Peppermint Essential oil and water in a spray bottle and spray around entrances.  You can also use undiluted oil by applying it to crevices, cracks and other hiding places for spiders. I once heard someone said they applied undiluted oil to cotton balls but I would be afraid little hands or furry friends may find them.

Let me know if you try it and prove that this natural way of eliminating spiders from every corner of your home works!

Happy Halloween!
PS: If you need Peppermint Essential Oil, you know where to find it!
Sherry

 

One Reply to “Peppermint Oil and Spiders”

  1. Good to know. Thank you

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