How to Use Vinegar to Get Rid of Spiders

And Other Options for Eliminating This Pest


Water Spray bottle in hand

Residents of Pennsylvania, Delaware, and New Jersey share space with quite a few types of spiders. Spiders might be outdoor creatures, but they frequently find their way indoors in search of shelter or food. Although they are helpful inside in getting rid of unwanted insects like ants and flies, many people still dislike finding these eight-legged creatures in their homes. While most spiders do not cause substantial harm and only bite as a defense mechanism, you certainly don’t want to find one sharing their bed or sofa.

If you have spiders in your home, there are many ways to go about getting rid of them. But if you are looking to avoid harmful chemicals, there’s a natural, popular household item you can turn to for help: vinegar. There are so many uses for vinegar, and fortunately, one of them is as a remedy for unwanted spiders. White vinegar contains acetic acid that harms spiders, so by using a diluted vinegar solution, you can safely and successfully repel these unwelcome guests.

How to Use Vinegar to Get Rid of Spiders

What you need:

  • Water
  • White vinegar
  • Spray bottle and/or small dishes

What to do:

  • Mix together equal parts of water and white vinegar in a spray bottle.
  • Spray directly on spiders, webs, or in places where you find them like corners, cabinets, or closets. Be sure to spray cracks or crevices in the walls and floors as well.
  • Repeat regularly.
  • Since the odor alone may be enough to repel them, you can place small dishes of diluted white vinegar in corners, underneath furniture, or other dark areas where they might be tempted to set up shop.

Large House Spider

Other Methods to Get Rid of Spiders

  • Keep your home tidy. There are many ways to avoid giving these common pests a home. Spiders love clutter, so keeping your house clean and clutter-free is a good start. Don’t leave food out and be careful not to leave crumbs around—crumbs tend to attract other pests, like ants, which in turn attract the spiders that feed on them.
  • Seal Cracks. They need to get in somehow, so don’t make it easy for them! Go around the outside of your home and see if there are cracks or other tiny spaces where spiders might be able to get through.
  • Get rid of cobwebs. Cobwebs are a sign to other spiders that your home is a safe place for them to call their own. We recommend cleaning away the cobwebs once a month. Plus, this will give you the chance to see where spiders are most comfortable in your home, and that is a great place to use your vinegar solution!
  • Take care of other pest infestations. Spiders come into your house to eat the other pests that make your home their own. By diligently getting rid of other insects, the spiders will have less access to food, and you’ll eventually see fewer of them around.
  • Contact Green Pest Solutions. For further assistance in protecting yourself from pests, call Green Pest Solutions at 877-636-9469. Spider control is a part of our Green Band Protection System. This year-round program takes a common-sense approach to control the pests in and around your home. It targets almost all types of insects as well and mice and rats while protecting people, pets and plants from any ill effects from a pesticide spraying process inside your home. Call us today at 877-636-9469 to learn more.

Did you know every home has spiders? They generally aren’t a cause for concern unless you suddenly start seeing many of them. As the exterminators of the insect world, an increase in spider activity is a sign you have another pest infestation on your hands! 


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