You can easily make your own spider repellent at home and avoid the expense and harsh chemicals of commercial insect sprays by following these simple instructions.
You will need a 1 quart spray bottle, an essential oil of your choosing (cinnamon, lavender, peppermint, tea tree, citronella), and 1 ounce of neem oil for every quart you make.
Add one ounce of Neem Oil to the 1 quart spray bottle. Then add 4 drops of one of the essential oils. Spiders don’t like any of them, so choose whichever you prefer. Fill up the bottle with water. When the lid is securely fastened, shake the bottle well to mix the contents.
Before you spray, it is best to go around your house with a vacuum and remove any spider webs and web sacks. Do the same outside your home. Outside, you can use a vacuum, or just a hose and broom.
Spray your repellent liberally wherever you saw signs of spiders, in obvious entry points to your home, like vents, cracks, windows, and doors. Inside, it is best to spray around baseboards, doorways, cupboards, and all around wall bases. You may need to mix more than one bottle.
Since no harsh chemicals have been used, it is safe for children and pets to remain in the home when the repellent is used.