The brown recluse and I go way back. As a girl I was bit by one in the leg and had the poison cut out by the doctor – a memory I don’t think I’ll forget anytime soon. This past May, brown recluses were so bad in my home that I was finding 2 or 3 a day! I knew I had to do something, and I didn’t want to expose my home to toxic chemicals.
I will stop and say that I’m thankful that brown recluses are “reclusive”; they are afraid of humans and would rather stay out of our way. I’ve read of a “banana” spider in Brazil that is very poisonous, aggressive, and territorial – yikes! Even though brown recluses are shy and try to stay out of your way, I certainly don’t want them around!
In my research, I found an easy spray that repels spiders. I sprayed this spray on a brown recluse and watched it die on my wall. Now, I will admit that I didn’t spray it just once, but before you think I simply drowned the spider, I’ve tried spraying a spider several times with water and it did not kill it.
- Place Catchmaster Traps in corners of the rooms and under furniture. I’ve caught several spiders this way.
- Have lighter-colored walls and floors
- Reduce clutter – spiders love things under beds and corners of the rooms. You will for sure find spiders in a cluttered home.
- Clean and dust on a regular basis
Not only is it possible to repel spiders without toxic chemicals, your house will smell like Christmas in July. :) Do you have successful ways you repel spiders naturally?
This is linked to:
Raising Arrows The Modest Mom A Mama’s Story What Joy Is Mine The Better Mom
Growing Home Time-Warp Wife Far Above Rubies
Women Living Well Raising Homemakers Deep Roots At Home A Wise Woman Builds Her Home
Like A Mustard Seed