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It's that time of year when the spiders seem to be out in full force and while I love the warmer weather, I have a huge issue with spiders. Especially in my house!!

In my house I have three floors of living space and I've noticed that the walk out basement, even though it's a finished basement and has plenty of light, attracts the most spiders and so every year I typically douse all around the sliding glass door (inside and out) with spider spray.

This year with a mobile baby in the house, there was no way I was going to use those chemicals in my home and so I decided to make my own spider spray. And it has worked wonders!

Now with any spray being used outside, typically it needs to be reapplied after it has rained, and while I do plan on re-spraying, I did spray on the inside as well so I feel like not all the protection has been washed away with any rain.

What you'll need to make your own spider spray: Spray bottle Peppermint Essential Oil Water

I used a spray bottle of this size, added 10 drops of peppermint oil and filled the rest of the bottle with water.  Now that is a lot of peppermint, but I was serious about getting rid of these spiders and the peppermint smell in my home didn't last very long, it dissipated very quickly.

As I was spraying around my doors I actually saw a spider crawling toward where I had sprayed and when it got close, it ran in the other direction and I'm happy to say that since I applied the peppermint spray several days ago, I haven't had any spiders in the house! 

Using this spider spray is not just effective, but it's also cheaper than buying the nasty chemical laden ones.

I found this bottle at Target for less than $2 

And peppermint essential oil at Amazon for $8.49 

Amazon also has a similar spray bottle to Targets which can be found here

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