10 plants to keep spiders out of your house

10 plants to keep spiders out of your house

Are you worried about keeping spiders away from your home? Spiders aren’t dangerous, but they can cause damage to your property. If you want to get rid of them, then try these natural remedies.

Spiders are beneficial insects that eat harmful pests such as mosquitoes, flies, ants, cockroaches, moths, beetles, and other bugs. They also eat plant seeds, pollen, and nectar. In addition, they play a vital role in pollination.

You don’t need to kill spiders to get rid of them. Instead, you should focus on preventing their entry into your home or garden. The following ten plants will help keep spiders out of your home.

1. Chrysanthemum

Chrysanthemum plants are known for being beautiful and fragrant. But did you know that they also contain powerful insect repellents? These flowering perennials grow well in most soil types and require little water once established. They're easy to care for and bloom continuously throughout the spring and summer months.


2. Citrus

Citrus smells good to humans; it tastes great too. But did you know that it also helps keep bugs away? Citrus oils are natural bug repellents. They work by irritating the skin of insects, causing them to flee.


3. Garlic

Garlic repels spiders, which makes it great for keeping those creepy crawlies out of your home. But did you know that garlic also keeps ants out of your kitchen?


4. Lavender

Lavender oil is an excellent repellent for spiders. Simply spray it around your home to prevent them from entering.


5. Marigolds

Marigolds contain chemicals called pyrethroids which are toxic to most insects. Spraying marigold petals around your home will keep spiders away.


6. Mint

Mint contains menthol which is known to be an insect repellant. You can place mint sprigs around your home to keep spiders away.


7. Rosemary

Rosemary is another herb that attracts beneficial insects. It works well against aphids, whitefly, and mealybug.


8. Sage

Sage is one of the best herbs for keeping spiders away. It is rich in essential oils which makes it a great deterrent.


9. Thyme

Thyme is another good herb for keeping spiders away. Its essential oils repel insects and its fragrance keeps them away.


10. Cinnamon

Cinnamon is great for keeping pests away. Sprinkle it around your kitchen and living spaces to deter ants, roaches, spiders, and other unwanted guests.

Do you know any more ways to keep spiders away? Share with us in the comment section below!


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