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I found if I put horse chestnuts in the corners of my rooms the spiders stay away. They apparently don't like the smell of them. Humans cannot smell them unless you stick you nose on one. It works great here where we have spiders averaging 2" in size! Jan in sunny Victoria BC

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    I found if I put horse chestnuts in the corners of my rooms the spiders stay
    away. They apparently don't like the smell of them. Humans cannot smell them
    unless you stick you nose on one. It works great here where we have spiders
    averaging 2" in size!


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    Thank you! What are horse chestnuts and where would I find them??
    Since all the rain, they seem to get in somehow??

    God bless and again, thanks a bunch! I hate them passionately. lol
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    Thank you! What are horse chestnuts and where would I find them??
    Since all the rain, they seem to get in somehow??

    God bless and again, thanks a bunch! I hate them passionately. lol
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    I am not sure what 'horse chestnuts' are. Around here (Northeastern
    Okla) we use Osage Oranges (also called horse apples). They are a
    big green fruit (about the size of a large orange) off of an Osage
    Orange tree. They are good for getting rid of most household
    insects. You just put them where you have a problem. They don't
    stink, and as they ripen they just dry up and get hard.


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    Use a mixture of peppermint essential oil and water in a squirt bottle. Spray around door frames, windows, corners, garages, patio doors, etc...spiders HATE the smell of Peppermint

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    great ideas for the spiders, not sure what horse chestnust or horse apples are tho.. does anyone have a or know of a 'multi pest,insect' spray or item like mentioned that will do many if not all bugs? I have panic attacks with any kind of bug, even lady bugs and catapillers. Sadly the bug doesn't even need to be on me, it could be across the room on the wall and I'll start having hot flashes, eyes tear up, get all sweaty with the rapid heartbeat.. any suggestions other than 40.00+ a month for orkin would be much appreciated

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    Peppermint is used to deter mice as well

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    Omg I hate spiders too!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nevertheless View Post
    Omg I hate spiders too!
    Those kind of 'critters' and I...we just DO NOT get along.
    Cook's Pest Control comes every month due to that exact thing.
    Really have a thing about 'bugs'....

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    I have a pest guy that comes once a month, and he is really good at coming back anytime I suspect a problem. If it is inside the month period, he will not charge me again. They specify that they get rid of cockroaches, centipedes, silver fish, ear wigs, and literally all sorts of other bugs. However, it seems that they are not always successful with spiders, and he says you cannot be as successful with them, unless you can get into where ever they are, because they don't always come out to where the poison is, and sometimes when they do, they just miss it, as so many of them are literally off the ground and just travel the walls, ceilings and windows, not to mention on the ground itself, they usually don't get as close as the other pests (their legs lift them a little higher up sometimes). I know these are all God's little creatures, and they all have a purpose to fulfill. However, I can't abide them when they come around me! If they could stay far away in the brush, in the desert, in the mountains, etc. I would know to watch out for them there, but HERE IN MY HOUSE?!!!NO WAY, NOT TODAY, NUH-UH, NUG-UH! They and I don't get along either! Not at all!

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    So now I need to google "horse chesnuts" to learn what they are. I hope I can get some locally. Thanks for the tip Jan!

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    Any idea on how to keep them away from the outside doors? We moved recently and there are A LOT of spiders and mosquitos out back. Its like a 1 , 2 punch effect. Walking out side u get hit with the spider webs... ewww by the sliding glass doors and then the mosquito. I am still looking for lemon grass where i live cause it really does work for the mosquitos esp lemon grass essential oil instead of using off. But there are so many spiders ... any ideas. I really wanna build a bat box and hope it works lol

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    I have also heard that peppermint works to deter spiders, I know it works on mice. I live in (very) rural Missouri and use peppermint oil in my kitchen cupboards. You do need to keep it fresh, I put a few drops in a used canning lid in various places under my counter whenever I open the drawer/door and don't get a good whiff of peppermint. Haven't tried it for spiders yet, but intend to. I buy my oil online, (don't know if I'm allowed to give the name) since it's so much cheaper than driving to the city.

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    Is there a way to make your on peppermint oil. I have peppermint plants in my yard and if I knew you to make the oil I would.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lorraine View Post
    great ideas for the spiders, not sure what horse chestnust or horse apples are tho.. does anyone have a or know of a 'multi pest,insect' spray or item like mentioned that will do many if not all bugs? I have panic attacks with any kind of bug, even lady bugs and catapillers. Sadly the bug doesn't even need to be on me, it could be across the room on the wall and I'll start having hot flashes, eyes tear up, get all sweaty with the rapid heartbeat.. any suggestions other than 40.00+ a month for orkin would be much appreciated
    That's what happened to me when I think of my ex husband!

 

 
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