The spider season is back this autumn so you are seeing more horrible crawls in your house at the moment.
Although some people will be amazed at the beauty of their nets, others will tremble when they see them and try hard to get rid of them.
Fortunately, among us Archanophobes, there are many different ways to get them out of your home.
British domestic spiders are less likely to harm you, and are usually very small.
Honorary Secretary to Dr. Geoff Oxford, Spider Specialist British Archaeological Society.Of the 670 species of spiders in the UK, only a dozen jaws are powerful enough to break human skin, and possibly poison.
But he insists they are not aggressive to humans, and will only try to bite as a last resort.
The reason why we see more spiders in our homes this September is because when they reach maturity and come out of their hiding places, they are looking for a mate again.
This is a good thing for Dr. Oxford, because he says spiders are priceless.
“Spiders work great as natural pesticides, and provide food for many other creatures – mammals, reptiles, amphibians, predatory insects and birds.”
“Their venom is being rapidly investigated by natural pesticides, and they can be used in silk medicine, for example as scaffolding for artificial joints. Spiders and their webs.” Total aesthetic beauty goes without saying.
If you are still not convinced, there are many ideas on how to persuade them to leave home – not by crushing them.
Do you have any top tips? Let us know in the comments below.
But do they work? From George Holland, a bathroom design expert. Victorian plumbing. And Dr. Oxford outlines his ideas on how to gently move spiders away.
1. Make your own spray.
The Netherlands says citrus is a key natural ingredient to keep spiders out of your bathroom and out of the house, and indicates that when supermarkets charge £ 4 to £ 11 for a ready-made spider rescuer. Can also charge, it’s very cheap and easy to make your own.
He recommends mixing about 20 drops of lemon fruit juice, such as lemon or lime, or mixing essential oils such as tea tree, lavender, pepper, or cinnamon with water in a spray bottle.
He then advises spraying on the corners of your bathroom or any damp areas that are likely to attract spiders.
“It’s cheaper, more effective to spend two minutes making your own spray using stress fruits like lemons and it smells like your bathroom,” says Holland.
But Dr Oxford says there is no evidence that it will work.
“There is nothing wrong with that, but there is absolutely no evidence that this or any other ‘cure’, such as removing conch shells, will repel spiders.”
2. Take them out into a pit.
Dr. Oxford says that if one really wants to remove a spider, the best way is to put a glass on top of it, slide a piece of surface between the surface and Tumblr to trap the spider inside, and then move the spider. Leave and go out some distance from home.
But he warns: “Daddy’s long-legged spider and some other breeds only live indoors in the UK and keeping them outside, especially in winter, will definitely kill them.”
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3. Use lemon peel.
“It’s my favorite trick,” says Holland.
“Lemon peels can be attached to spiders on all windows or anywhere, such as behind toilets or cupboards. Sour will drive them away and give your bathroom a nice scent.
However, Dr Oxford says he is unaware of the evidence that rubbing lemon peel protects against spiders.
4. Seal any cracks and holes around windows and doors.
The Netherlands says spiders have to enter our homes somehow, so sealing any cracks or holes around windows and doors will reduce the chances of an initial attack.
Dr Oxford agrees that this will reduce the chances of spiders building houses.
“Reducing the number of cracks and fissures will limit the areas where spiders are likely to nest – although some, like long-legged spiders, do not use this type of retreat,” he says. Are. “
5. Keep rooms clean.
The Netherlands says spiders hide in corners and small spaces because they do not like to be in the open, so keeping your home clean can help keep spiders away.
“Keeping rooms tidy and clean will reduce the chances of spider webs, and cleaning will remove dust and small insects and food particles that attract spiders,” he says.
However, Dr. Oxford argues that having a naked, homeless home will certainly reduce the number of spiders’ habitats, there is nothing to suggest that they come into homes intentionally, and that they They eat live prey instead of food particles.
“There is no evidence that dust or food particles work to attract spiders,” he says.
6. Citronella air fresheners / candles
Although you can use your home use protectors to target specific areas affected by spiders, Holland recommends using an air freshener or lighting a candle containing citronella to help keep spiders away from entire rooms. Is.
But Dr Oxford disagreed, saying he was unaware of the evidence that it would work.
7. Add spider repellents.
“Plants like mint, lemon grass or eucalyptus will not only elevate the interior of your bathroom, but they will also help prevent spiders because they hate this kind of scent,” says Holland.
But Oxford says: “I don’t know of any plant that works as a spider repellent. Some plants, in gardens, certainly offer better support for spider webs than others, but we Are not talking about
And regarding the use of mint as a repellent, Dr. Oxford points out that many species of spiders, including garden spiders, often use mint leaves as a repellent to produce and protect their egg sacs. Although other non-aromatic, plant types are available