Creepy, crawly and scary are all words used to describe spiders. If you have ever come across a large spider crawling across your counter, you may have wondered how to keep these little pests at bay. Fortunately, there is a chemical-free option that is both inexpensive and effective at keeping these arachnids and their webs away from you.
The purpose of using coconut oil and vinegar as a remedy for spiders is to have an all-natural alternative to chemical bug sprays. Small children, pets and a sensitivity to chemicals are all reasons to use a homemade, all-natural concoction to treat and prevent spiders.
How to Use
Use a clean, dry spray bottle to combine straight 5 percent white distilled vinegar with a teaspoon of coconut oil. Spray this mixture wherever you notice spiders or spider webs. You can spray as often as needed or use this mixture as a maintenance around cracks and openings every three months or so.
Inhaling indoor chemicals is bad for the health and can create toxic indoor pollution and smells. Coconut oil and vinegar are both non-toxic ingredients.
Coconut oil can stain certain materials or fabrics, so it is best to test an inconspicuous spot before proceeding with any of these remedies. Also, vinegar has a pungent smell, so if spraying this spider-preventing fusion, be sure to spray well before you are expecting anyone over for a visit.