Season of the spiders: A property expert explains his “favorite trick” for keeping spiders away from your home.
The SPIDER SEASON has arrived, which means that residents may begin to see the insects surrounding their homes. Because they require water to survive, creepy crawlers are typically drawn to bathrooms. A real estate guru has now published his “favorite tactics” for creating a “homemade spider repellant.”
Spiders are most common in UK houses from the beginning of September to the middle of October. They like to show up in our homes since they’re looking for a mate. Because UK houses are both dry and comfortable, they are ideal for meeting new people.
Spiders frequently occur in our bathrooms, where the environment is damp and warm.
Spiders “require water to exist,” according to George Holland of Victorian Plumbing, which is why they are frequently seen in our bathrooms, sinks, and showers.
“A restroom may be the only source of moisture,” he continued.
So, what can homeowners do to keep spiders out of their homes and bathrooms?
Mr Holland claims that citrus is the most effective natural repellent for spiders.
“Supermarkets charge anything from £4 to £11 for ready-made spider repellent,” he continued.
“Making your own in two minutes with a citrus fruit like a lemon is cheaper, more efficient, and makes your bathroom smell amazing.”
ASDA sells a pack of four lemons for 54p, which works out to be slightly under 14p a lemon.
Mr Holland suggested blending citrus and water in a spray bottle to make your own spider repellant.
He recommended mixing 20 drops of the juice with the water.
“Spray the corners of your bathroom or other damp locations that are likely to attract insects,” he continued.
If you don’t like the smell of citrus, you can use essential oils to keep spiders away.
Lemon, lime, tea tree, lavender, peppermint, and cinnamon all make excellent choices.
Rub lemon peels on the window sills is one of Mr Holland’s “favorite tricks.”
“Rub lemon peels on windowsills and anywhere spiders would try to perch, such as behind the toilet or cabinets,” he said.
“The citrus will repel them and leave a pleasant aroma in your bathroom.”
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