How To Kill Spiders

1. An All-Natural Spider Repellent Spray
It’s easy to make your own all-natural spider repellent that doesn’t contain any chemicals whatsoever. All you have to do is mix water with a couple of essential oils and apple cider vinegar in a spray bottle together and then apply it to any spots that you tend to find spiders, or where there are already. You can use the spray inside, but keep in mind that the oils can stain carpets, upholstery, bedding and other items, so proceed with caution.

Here’s how to make it.

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1-quart water
3 drops peppermint essential oil
3 drops lavender essential oil
1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
Add the water to a spray bottle, followed by the oils (the best place to get the oils is Plant Therapy Essential Oils) and apple cider vinegar. Shake well to blend and then spray away, spraying inside cracks, around windows and doors, light fixtures and other places spiders tend to gather. Re-apply once a week during peak seasons.

2. Orange Peels
Spiders tend to have an adversity to citrus scents, which is why using orange peels can be a safe and effective way to keep spiders at bay. You can actually use the peels of any citrus fruit, like lemons or grapefruit, but oranges are probably the easiest.

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Cut the peel off your orange (or other citrus fruit) and then cut the peel into quarter-inch chunks. Place the chunks into a pot or another container that can handle boiling water, and then pour one cup of boiling water over half of the chunks, leaving them in to soak overnight. In the morning, strain the chunks and then add a quarter-cup of witch hazel to the water. Add the mixture to a spray bottle and shake well. Smash up your remaining chunks of orange peel using a pestle to release the citrus scent and then sprinkle those in places like cabinets, under the sink and other areas where spiders frequently enter or are seen.
3. Peppermint Essential Oil
There’s a reason the repellent spray we listed first contains peppermint essential oil. Spiders hate that minty aroma, even though most of us humans enjoy it. It acts as a natural insecticide that repels spiders, and many other insects too, like mosquitoes. Researchers, according to a study published in the Malaria Journal revealed why – it offers repellent action and is so potent that it even killed mosquito larvae 24 hours after exposure to a solution of peppermint oil and water.

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You can use peppermint essential oil on its own by dabbing some onto cotton balls, and then placing the peppermint-scented cotton balls strategically around your house, as noted before, such as cabinets, under the sink, cracks and crevices, and so on. Replace the cotton balls with fresh ones once a week. Be sure to only use 100% pure peppermint essential oil, such as this bottle of Plant Therapy Peppermint Oil.

4. White Vinegar
White vinegar has probably 1,000 uses or more, including repelling spiders due to its acetic acid content. By using a diluted solution, combining white water with vinegar, you can keep those little creatures away. Just add equal parts of vinegar and water in a spray bottle, shake well to combine and then spray it directly on spiders, cobwebs and any place you usually find them, like those cabinets, closets, sinks and corners. Be sure to get those cracks and crevices in the floor and walls and repeat once a week to keep them away.

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5. Get a Cat
While you probably don’t want to get a cat just to get rid of spiders, if you’ve been thinking about it and have a spider problem, it might be time to go for it. Cats are especially good at naturally keeping a spider population down.

6. Turmeric
Turmeric is a fantastic spice with a wealth of health benefits, and it also happens to be one of the best spices for keeping spiders away. To use it, combine two tablespoons of turmeric powder with water, making a fine paste. Then, apply the paste to cotton balls and place them in areas of your home that are prone to spiders, as mentioned before. But beware, whatever you do never apply the paste directly to furniture, walls, floors, etc., as this stuff can stain like crazy, and turmeric stains are extremely difficult to remove.

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7. Onion
An old but effective wives’ tale handed down through generations, is to slice up some onions, toss them in a bowl of water, and then place the bowl where spiders are entering your home to keep them out.

8. Eucalyptus Plants
Eucalyptus has a distinct, menthol-like fragrance that spiders despise, and it happens to make a stunning indoor plant. The only downside is that when growing it indoors, it must have full sun, so you’ll need to have an appropriate place in your home to keep, it, and pay close attention to basic feeding, lighting, and watering needs. If you can, keep more than one around to keep spiders out, and leave your house smelling fresh and clean.

9. Horse Chestnuts (Conkers)
Horse chestnuts are another old wives tale for repelling spiders but with much anecdotal evidence of their efficacy. Place them anywhere spiders tend to enter, including along baseboards and window sills.

10. Cinnamon
Turmeric isn’t the only spice you can use. Cinnamon is also great for keeping the spiders out. All you have to do is sprinkle it around your home – and, it smells amazing! Experts say that if you sprinkle it in a line around the spider’s point of entry, they won’t cross it.

How To Cure A Stye

Garlic Juice
Although putting any strong mixture near the eye can cause irritation, garlic juice is packed with antibacterial and antimicrobial properties, which can quickly clear up the infection of the eye and promote healing. [1] You can crush 8-10 garlic cloves and then apply a small amount of the garlic juice carefully to the affected area. If you are suffering from an internal stye, do not put the garlic juice inside the eyelid; apply it to the outer layer of skin and allow the active ingredients to permeate.

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These common starchy vegetables may seem bland and inactive when it comes to natural healing, potatoes actually contain a number of astringent properties that can reduce inflammation and swelling, while also making it difficult for blood to reach the affected area. [2] Grating a potato, wrapping it in cheesecloth and then pressing it against the affected area can quickly clear up a stye.

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Proper Hygiene
One of the main causes of styes is poor hygiene, so if you feel that a stye is developing, or if you regularly suffer from these irritating infections, make a more conscious effort to thoroughly clean the areas around your eye, and don’t be afraid to flush out your eye with clean, cold water from time to time, to ensure that no bacterial build-up has occurred.

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Chamomile and Green Tea
While tea is usually consumed for its health benefits, people often forget about the tea bags and simply throw them away. A popular remedy for styes is to brew a pot of chamomile or green tea and then put the used up teabag in the refrigerator. You can directly apply this tea bag to the infected area of your eye, and the antioxidant compounds in these tea varieties can quickly eliminate the infection and help to bring out the pus from the stye, thus speeding up the healing process. [3]

Aloe Vera
As the most well known antibacterial and anti-inflammatory substances in natural healing, aloe vera juice, and aloe vera leaves have been a treatment option for styes for many years. You can rub the gel directly from aloe vera leaves under the eye to eliminate the infection, or gently dab aloe vera juice on the affected area 2-3 times a day for rapid relief. [4]

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Onions are famed for making you cry when you cut them, but they are also packed with antioxidant compounds and antibacterial agents that can eliminate the Aureus Staphylococcus bacteria very quickly. [5] You can chop up an onion, wrap it in cheesecloth, and then press the compress to your eye for rapid relief. Don’t be afraid when you can’t stop crying… that just means it’s working!

Eye Flushing
As soon as you feel the tenderness or irritation that precedes a stye, flush out your eye with a water splash. [6] Simply cleansing the excess dust, oil, and debris from the corners of your eye can lessen the severity of the infection, or prevent it from developing any further. This is also much more hygienic than rubbing the area or trying to clear out dirt and oil with your fingers.

Parsley doesn’t have too many applications in natural healing, but when it comes to eliminating styes, you can boil parsley leaves, and then use the resultant water as an effective remedy. [7] The active ingredients in parsley help to detoxify the stye and bring out the bacteria and pus, thus speeding up the healing process and reducing the swelling and irritation.

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If you mix turmeric and water and then boil the combination, the resultant water can be applied to the site of the stye with a cloth, so its antibacterial and anti-inflammatory powers can do the most good. [8] If you apply this liquid to the eye 2-3 times per day, you can vastly hasten the healing process of the infected eyelid.