Cleaning fan shares £1 oil hack to ‘repel’ spiders from inside your home

Spiders seem to be everywhere at this time of year – every day there seems to be a new eight-legged pal refusing to pay rent in your home.

To help get rid of them and prevent them from re-entering the home, Mrs Hinch fans have been sharing their advice on social media.

As first reported by The Express reported a user took to the Mrs Hinch Cleaning Tips Facebook page, writing: “What are some remedies to stop spiders coming in?”

We are constantly told to not kill arachnids, but many people are fearful of them, so are looking for ways to rid their homes of them humanely.

Taking to the comments, cleaning enthusiasts recommended using peppermint oil.

One person wrote: “I wash my floors and then I go over with a mixture of water and peppermint oil.”

Another said: “Peppermint oil and lemon juice with a drop of water in a spray bottle.

“Squirt round vents on windows, walls, near your front door and back doors. None will get in.”

Another cleaning enthusiast wrote: “Peppermint oil mixed with water and sprayed around windows, doors and all the little places they come from.”

“I agree, essential oils help to repel them, nice and cheap”, someone agreed.

Peppermint oil can be purchased from several retailers including Holland & Barrett for as little as £1.

It is thought the overwhelmingly strong smell of the essential oil will cause spiders to vacate.

This is because they smell with their legs, and walking through these strong spells will hinder their own sense of smell.

Other essential oils including lavender were also recommended.

One Facebook user wrote: “You may find spiders are already in the house and using these remedies around actually prevents them from leaving on their own accord.

“Best thing is to keep the house clean, remove webs, vacuum regularly and when you come across one, gently move it outside.”

Another method recommended by group members included using citrus peel – this can be used by peeling fruit or blending it into a powder.

Sprinkling this around the home can help to keep spiders away.