How to Make Natural Spider Repellent

Spiders do an effective job of controlling many nuisance insects in the yard, landscape and garden. However, spiders also do a good job of giving many people the creeps. In places where it is desirable to repel spiders, such as outdoor living spaces, use a natural, homemade spider repellent. A natural repellent is safer for the environment, children, and pets, and typically costs less than many commercial products.

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Step 1

Fill a pot with 1 gallon of water, and place the pot on a stove. Bring the water to a boil.

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Step 2

With scissors, cut the end from a nylon stocking to form a small sack or bag for brewing.

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Step 3

Place 1/2 cup of chewing tobacco or half of a cigar into the nylon bag. Break up the tobacco in the cigar before placing it in the bag. Tie the top of the bag securely.

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Step 4

Place the tobacco "tea bag" in the boiling water. Remove the pot from the stove, cover, and allow it to steep for 30 minutes.

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Step 5

Remove the tobacco bag from the brew and discard it. Allow the brew to cool, then pour the tobacco tea into a spray bottle. Spray along areas as desired to deter spiders.