If you suffer from Arachnophobia or fear of spiders, then this article is for you. While most spiders are completely harmless, many of us have an entirely unjustified fear of these creatures. In fact spiders do perform a useful function in keeping flies and other insects at bay, but if you don’t like them then you will want them removed. I found this article by Charlotte Thomson on the Homelife website which lists her seven tips on the best way to spider-proof your house.

With news of a serious increase in numbers of spiders, we are bringing you proven methods at keeping the crawlies at bay. Fun fact? Bees are more deadly than a lot spiders. Most spiders are harmless and are keeping your home free from other insects. Regardless, no one likes a spider hanging around the house ? pun intended. Read the following to help keep your house and garden eight-legged critter free.

Remove webs

Regularly checking for and removing spider webs from about your house and garden prevents spiders from lurking about and reproducing.

Oils & candles

Spiders don?t like the smells of strong odours such as cinnamon, eucalyptus and citrus. Use cinnamon candles and spray eucalyptus and lemon/orange oil in areas where you often see webs.

Fill in gaps

Spider-proof your house by filling in the gaps between walls and under doors where possible to prevent spiders from moving in.

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