How to Get Rid of Spiders in Your House for Good

Clean and organized garage with hanging baskets and cubby holes for a family's items
When you have a clean, organized garage, spiders have few places to hide.

3. Keep Your House Clean

Keeping your home tidy will deny spiders attractive hiding places. So, clean up as much clutter as you can. Spiders, particularly ones that like dark places, often hide in piles of dirty clothes or old newspapers.

In addition, use airtight plastic bins rather than cardboard boxes for storage. And don’t leave food sitting out; it will attract pests like ants or flies, and those will attract spiders.

Similarly, don’t leave dirty dishes lying around.

Vacuum spider webs and egg sacs as soon as you see them. You can also use a broom on spider webs. Air conditioning maintenance services can help clean out your ducts to make it less hospitable for pests.

Chelsea Lipford Wolf spraying Miss Muffet's Revenge on spiders in a garage
Miss Muffet’s Revenge is the best solution for removing spiders.

4. Repel Them

There is a variety of natural spider repellants — for example, spiders hate the taste and smell of acetic acid, which is found in white vinegar. You could make a spray out of a mixture of water and vinegar.

Spiders also hate the smell of citrus fruit. You could rub orange peels along doors and windows to deter spiders. Spiders also hate mint, so planting mint near doorways could keep them from coming in. You can also mix mint essential oil and water and spray it around your home.

However, the best solution for removing spiders requires no do-it-yourself, trial-and-error mixes. Just spray Miss Muffet’s Revenge on spiders for instant action.

Miss Muffet’s Revenge is a versatile solution because you can spray it directly on spiders or cobwebs (and then brush them down the next day), or you can spray it around your home to create a barrier that repels spiders for up to 12 months.

There are no expensive exterminators to deal with, and the sprayer reaches up to 10 feet, so you may not even need a ladder to apply the product. Learn more about Miss Muffet’s Revenge here.

Meghan Belnap is a freelance writer. You can connect with her on Facebook and Twitter.


    • Hi, Jeff,
      Try brushing (or spraying) them off with a natural pesticide that contains neem oil.
      That’s a natural repellant for spiders and spider mites.
      Let us know how it goes.


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