I have a huge fear of spiders! And since my husband and I moved out to the country we were finding at least 2 or 3 (sometimes more) spiders in our bedroom/closet/master bath area. It was starting to get to me. Especially when we started getting bit on our ankles at night. Then when I found a bite on my daughters wrist that really got me!
Who would want something like this crawling around in bed with us at night?! Seriously this is what our spiders look like. ACK! No THANKS! Gotta do something about it!
So my husband did some research on natural spider deterrent. Just a note: This is just a deterrent it doesn't actually kill the spiders.
So you get a spray bottle and in it you put:
5 drops lemon essential oil
3 drops citronella essential oil
2 squirts of dish soap
Shake it up and spray around doors, windows, crakes in the floor, heater vents, and wherever else you feel like you should spray. I sprayed all around our bed and my daughter's bed.
In order for this to continue to work you have to reapply once a week. Because we've been having such huge spiders I've been spraying once a day. ;-)
Since we've started this we haven't found any spiders in the rooms that we've sprayed! :-) YAY!