Afraid Of Spiders? Science Suggests A Serum To Repel The Eight-Legged Pests Once And For All

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Look, we're going to be straight with you here — the fact anyone would be so afraid of spiders that they'd be willing to concoct a serum just to get rid of them is pretty ridiculous, but, hey! To each their own. We know a couple of people afraid of rubber gloves, now THAT'S a weird phobia. We've got no issue with telling you how to get rid of spiders in the house. What you do with that information is on you. Personally, leaving them be has always worked for us! Worst case scenario, you get bitten and it becomes a whole Spider-Man situation. What would be so terrible about that?


In the event you have zero desire to be a web-spewing superhero, keep reading.

How To Get Rid Of Spiders In Your House

BioOne Complete discovered that by mixing peppermint and water together you can ward off those evil spiders from your home forever! It can't really be that simple, can it? Well, er, no. There's a few other steps.

First you'll have to dust and vacuum your house from top to bottom in order to get rid of any residual webs that might be leftover from the years of spiders haunting your home. That was a joke, but seriously, vacumm and dust ev-ery-thing. Once that's completele, go ahead and mix 20 drops of peppermint oil in a spray bottle of water.

Peppermint Oil — $11.95

Spray Bottle — $3.95

Once you've obtained the necessary supplies, start spraying! Be sure to cover the corners/areas spiders are known to crawl out of. The best part about this serum? You aren't harming the spiders! The repellent is entirely organic and will simply encourage the little guys (or terrifying, demonic beasts depending how you look at them) to take their business elsewhere.

The only hitch is that you'll have to spray the repellent more often than your basic insecticide. Other than that, you can sleep peacefully knowing there aren't any spiders crawling all over you.

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