Will Vinegar Get Rid of Spiders?

And Other Natural Options


vinegar will get rid of spiders

A walk down the pest aisle at your home improvement store will provide many solutions for the creepy crawlies that can infest your home and yard. Unfortunately, many of those solutions contain chemicals that can be dangerous for you and your family. Before you head to the store, learn if vinegar will get rid of spiders and other natural options you can try.

Will Vinegar Get Rid of Spiders?

Yes! Vinegar will get rid of spiders. That’s because white vinegar contains acetic acid, which can harm spiders—without harming you or your family.

What you need:

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

What to do:

  1. Mix together equal parts of water and white vinegar in a spray bottle.
  2. 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.
  3. Repeat regularly.
  4. 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.

Natural Ways to Get Rid of Spiders

  • Seal Cracks. They need to get in somehow, so don’t make it easy for them.
  • Kick out other pests. 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 less of them around.
  • Keep your space tidy. Pests need places to hide, and a messy space leaves plenty of spots to hang out.
  • De-web. You can encourage your spiders to build their webs outside your home rather than inside by running your vacuum along the places where the walls meet the ceiling and floor, which are the dark and inaccessible corners where spiders prefer to reside.

Spider Problem? Call Green Pest Solutions.

Spiders are the insect control experts of the pest world. They go where there is food, so if you are seeing more spiders than usual around your home, you might be dealing with an even bigger pest problem. Call your local pros at Green Pest Solutions today to learn about our spider solutions and our Green Pest Program to keep pests out.