Does peppermint oil kill spiders? Will peppermint oil keep spiders away? This is what you are going to find out in this post.
First of all, yes, peppermint oil is going to kill spiders, however, I do not recommend you to do this, most of the time, spiders you are going to find in your home are extremely friendly, they are not going to cause you harm, yes, they may be frightening, but most of the time, they are completely safe for you and your kids as well, however, there are some exceptions, it’s true, you are going to show me some pictures of some horrifying spiders, yes, these exceptions do exist, but most of the time, if you are dealing with common house spiders, then, you do not have to kill them!
Anyway, forget what I have just told you, and now, let’s talk about using peppermint oil to repel spiders, trust me, it’s very powerful.
First of all, we are going to use peppermint oil and water for spiders, which is a very basic recipe, it doesn’t require a lot of preparation and money, however, what I’m going to assure you is that spiders hate peppermint oil, so, when you spray it around corners of your house, spiders are going to run away, but please, do not try to kill them, most of the time, they are extremely safe and are only interested in hunting bugs and flies around your house.
So, here is how you can use peppermint oil to deter spiders:
Every three weeks, I want you to prepare the following mixture: take two tablespoons of peppermint essential oil and put in a sprayer, to which you are going to add one tablespoon of ground soap, a quarter of a liter of warm water, and one or two drops of tea tree oil, this is completely optional, and it will also get rid of spiders.
So, it’s very easy to use peppermint oil against spiders, you just need to spray around the corner of your house, and trust me, within a very short period of time, they are going to disappear, and will stop coming to your house again.
However, what you need to understand is that this is not a permanent solution, after just three weeks, they are going to come back, so, this is just an organic solution in order to not poison yourself and your house with dangerous chemicals, after all, peppermint essential oil is completely safe for you if used in small amounts, like in this example, please, do not expose yourself to pure peppermint oil, it can cause you lots of skin issues, but if you mix it with water and ground soap, it’s going to give you amazing results, especially when it comes to repelling spiders.
Please, if you have a question about using peppermint oil for spiders, do not hesitate to post it in the comment section below, I will be very glad to help you.