Eight-legged intruders: how to stop spiders from invading your home

With spider season fast approaching, Wiganers are being offered preventative measures to keep the eight-legged intruders away.
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Interior experts at Online-Bedrooms.co.uk have revealed seven ways to stop spiders from creeping around the home.

Late August marks the start of spider mating season which means millions of homes could have an infestation waiting to happen.

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Spraying white vinegar in dark corners as well as sealing tiny cracks and holes are some of the best ways to deter them away from homes.

The experts are urging people to get on top of this before spider eggs are laid which could lead to an infestation.

Nic Shacklock from Online-Bedrooms.co.uk said: “The mere thought of spiders entering millions of homes sends shivers down our spines.

“Spider mating season comes into full swing at the end of August through to September which means many of us could be facing an infestation.

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“No one wants spiders crawling around their homes so there are a few things you can do to keep them at bay. For example, spiders hate the smell of lavender and mint so it’s worth giving these scents a spritz around your home.

“It’s also important to seal up any holes in the home they could potentially crawl through. Preventative measures like this are best for keeping these eight-legged insects out!”Here are tips on getting spiders away from homes:Lavender

Spiders can’t stand lavender and won’t want to be near the smell. A lavender-scented essential oil can do the trick as the aroma will spread around the home.Put window netting up

Having window netting up doesn’t only prevent spiders from getting in, but also other pesky bugs such as wasps and flies.Seal holes

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Spiders often fit through tight passages when making their way into homes, so it’s worth checking for any holes and gaps that may be in your skirting boards or floorboards and sealing them up.Spray white vinegar on corners

A mix of white vinegar and water is not just a genius cleaning trick, it can also be used to steer spiders away as they can’t stand the smell. Spraying it in corners once every morning should do the job.Mint

Another scent which spiders can’t stand is the fresh smell of mint. Light a mint-scented candle to spread the aroma, or even add fresh mint to some of your meals as the distinct smell will deter them away.De-dust the bedroom

To prevent the mating spiders from coming into the bedroom, give the space a regular clean to get rid of excess dust. This includes headboards, throws, pillows and even mattresses, as less dust means fewer spiders.Peppermint oil on a cotton pad

Dab a bottle of peppermint oil onto a cotton pad and wipe it across window ledges. The strong scent will prevent spiders from wanting to come inside meaning you can open your windows without worrying about them.

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