How to Use Vinegar to Get Rid of Spiders


Water Spray bottle in hand

Spiders are 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 home. It’s also frustrating to deal with the webs they create in corners and various nooks and crannies. And even though most spiders do not cause substantial bites and only bite as a defense mechanism, no one wants to find one sharing their bed or sofa.

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.

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.

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.

For further assistance in protecting yourself from pests, call Green Pest Solutions at 877-636-9469. Not just a pest control company, we act as a support system, there to help make sure you’re able to spend more time free of infestations. Call us today for more tips and tricks on pests at bay—the safe way.


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