You know, I think there’s a universal dislike
of spiders. You know, there’s a condition where people just hate spiders — it’s called
arachnephobia. But, you know, spiders get a bad rap. Spiders are actually good to have
around. Now don’t get me wrong — I’m not going there, but I just wanna say a few words
for the spiders: They eat insects, they’re great outside. Like you, I don’t like them
inside my house. So here is a natural way to repel spiders. I’m telling ya, this recipe
is simple, it doesn’t take any time to create, it’s effective, and, like I said, it’s all-natural.
Now, what you’re gonna use is the essential oil of a certain kind of plant or fruit. You
can use orange extract. You can use citronella. Lavender oil is perfect. In this case, I’m
using mint oil. And specifically, peppermint, in this case. Of course, there are all kinds
of mints you can use. You can use peppermint, spearmint and contentment — but we won’t
go there. Okay, the way you put this together is you just wanna take 3 cups of water in
a spray bottle like this, and you wanna take, as a surfactant (big word), but the effect
is fantastic. And very simple, just take some dishwashing liquid, about a teaspoon of it,
and 3 cups is all you need. What the surfactant does is it breaks down the beading of water.
So if you spray something and you get all these little beads everywhere, and it just
sort of sits, if you put a surfactant like this dishwashing liquid in there, it’ll cause
the water to spread out and be even and sort of soak in. Now, the active ingredient here
is the peppermint. And I’m using 1 tablespoon of peppermint in here. Ooh, it smells so good.
But the spiders don’t like it. And then all I do is add this to the top, shake it, and
I’m ready to start moving the spiders out. Now, why do spiders start gathering up in
the house? There are couple of things you should know. There’s certain times of year
when they’re more active — you probably noticed this. For instance, if it’s been dry outside
for a long time, and we get a rain, the spiders start moving inside. In late summer, early
fall, when night time temperatures begin to drop, the spiders start looking for a warmer
place to live — your house. And the other thing to keep in mind is you don’t want any
rotting fruit around. Why? Not because of the spiders, but rotting fruit attracts flies
— like fruit flies. And guess what? Fruit flies are food for spiders. So it’s important
to understand the food chain. Now, the thing you wanna realize is this is actually a repellent.
It doesn’t kill the spiders. It just makes the environment uncomfortable for them and
moves them on out. Most spiders are not gonna hurt ya. I know, they may freak you out, but
they’re not gonna hurt ya. But there are some you need to be aware of. Like a Black Widow
or a Brown Recluse. You wanna make sure that you do away with those or escort them out
of the house. And hey, if Spiderman shows up, don’t spray him with this — he’s a good
guy. If you’re enjoying these tips on how to improve your life, make sure you check
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to eHow Home. Alright, watch out, spiders.