Does your neighborhood have a spider problem? Are you constantly encountering webs strewn across your lawn? Are you sick of seeing eight-legged arachnids in your home? There are a lot of ways to deal with spiders in your home and property- but the easiest way is always some plants. It turns out there are a lot of different kinds of plants that prevent spiders, and if you’re looking for some natural spider control, this is the place to go.
Your Herb Garden
If you- like many others- started a pandemic herb garden, and you’re not quite sure what to do with it now- keep it! Many of the herbs usually found in a small herb patch can help keep spiders out of your home. Peppermint, with its oh-so-distinctive scent, can help deter a lot of different kinds of insects, not just spiders. Basil, often found in pizza and pasta, also helps to get rid of insects, because of the oils on the surface of the leaf. If you don’t already have these planted, though, both are easy to grow in windowsills and can help make your cooking stand out as well as keeping away pests.
Other great plants for spider pest control are typically found outside. Citronella, usually a name-drop for mosquito control, also works well when it comes to spiders and it can even help spruce up your patio. While it usually grows in warm temperatures, there’s a simple solution to that- just pot it and take it inside when it gets too cold. In addition to that, though, lavender and chrysanthemums also work great as a spider deterrent. While the smell of lavender is lauded by a large group of people, most insects and spiders find it impossible to be around- causing them to flee at the sight. Chrysanthemums are known for their use of a chemical compound called pyrethrins, which help keep most insects and arachnids out of your home- in simple, they secret a pesticide as their day job!
While not all plants can help you solve your spider problems, there are a lot out there that help you with natural spider controls, and almost all of them are easy to grow. Keep an eye out in your local gardening stores, and you can be well on your way to being spider-free!