GIANT house spiders are set to invade the cosy corners of British homes this autumn – so it’s probably best to prepare your home to deter the beasties.
There’s no need to call in pest control, as flushing out the spiders can be as easy as spritzing peppermint-scented products around.
After vacuuming and dusting your home to rid an existing webs, mix up the two-part solution.
To make the repellent, add around 20 drops of peppermint oil to a bottle of water.
After pouring this into a spray bottle, spritz generously around your house.
Take extra care to cover any small nooks and crannies, which can provide the perfect hidey holes for the eight-legged creatures.
Unlike other methods, this one prevents the bugs from being harmed.
Instead, it encourages them to relocate to your garden – so you won’t need to worry about getting crawled on in the night.
Your home serves as a warm, dry place, ideal for the creepy-crawlies to seek comfort – and there’s a surprising number of different species of them in Britain.
Here are more top tips for spider-proofing your house.
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