Remedies for Spiders With Coconut Oil & Vinegar

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.

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Function

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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

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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.

Benefits

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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.

Considerations

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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.