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Woman Shares Amazing Hack To Keep Spiders Out Of Your Home

Woman Shares Amazing Hack To Keep Spiders Out Of Your Home

We'll try anything to keep the creepy blighters out of our house.

Lauren Bell

Lauren Bell

It is that time of year again, when spiders invade your home looking for a dry space for mating season.... it really isn't a great time for arachnophobes.

Nobody loves climbing into the shower half asleep in the morning to find yet another one waiting for you.

Which is why Facebook user Sylvia Crawford has come up with her own solution.


She posted in the Extreme Couponing and Bargains UK group how she deals with spiders and the hack cost her under £2.

Apparently spiders are not fans of mint and the smell of it can send them scurrying - which is music to our ears TBH.

So Sylvia turned to her fridge and found some fresh mint that was soon to go off and popped it into a bottle of cheap antibacterial spray. She then sprayed it all over the house in order to deter the spiders from staying in her home.

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She wrote in her post: "Had leftover packet of mint and small amount of cleaner left. Chopped mint and added to anti bac cleaner and filled with water.

"Sprayed under window sill outside and around the door . I watched the spiders run as i sprayed. They hate mint right enough. Some people use essential oils but i just thought i would use up what i had. [sic]"

It's certainly a bargain way to do it and saves you buying a specific peppermint oil spray.


The Essential Waitrose anti-bacterial spray costs just 77p, whilst the Asda Grower's Selection mint costs just 50p, making a grand total of £1.27.

You could even turn to Tesco that offers up a bottle of spray for just 70p if you're really counting the pennies.

We just hope it works, because while we know in the UK spiders aren't harmful, we're still pretty petrified. BRB off to buy some mint.

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