What To Do When Natural Spider Control Doesn’t Work Anymore
Cats may have nine lives, but spiders have eight legs. So, without an effective spider control solution, you’ll have to deal with these creepy crawlies continually making their way into your home.
Now, you may think you can solve the problem with natural solutions. However, essential oils and other natural spider pest control suggestions often fall short of doing what you need them to do: keeping spiders away!
Fortunately, there is a home spider-repellent spray available that’s easy to use and effective for up to one year: Miss Muffet’s Revenge. A few minutes of work is all you need to create an invisible barrier for these eight-legged arachnids.
Natural Home Spider Control Solutions
There’s nothing wrong with considering natural solutions to your house spider problem. In fact, if you toss “natural spider control” into your preferred search engine, you’ll likely come across a cornucopia of natural spider repellents:
- Cedar chips
- Horse chestnuts
- Peppermint oil
Now, using any of the suggestions listed above may offer some benefits for your home. For instance, cinnamon, citrus, and mint may give off a pleasing aroma that greets you in every room.
However, what they won’t actually do is repel spiders — at least, not all spiders.
A study from 2018 tested the effectiveness of lemon oil, peppermint oil, and chestnuts on three species of spider commonly found in homes across Europe and North America. Chestnuts and peppermint oil appeared to have some effect on two of the three species.
Lemon oil, on the other hand, showed no effect on any of the tested spider species. So, unless you’re dealing with an infestation of brown widow or European garden spiders, the natural stuff probably won’t work.
Other tests on hedge apples, chestnuts, and peppermint oil have similarly demonstrated that these natural repellents are not effective.
So, if you’re struggling to keep spiders out of your home, it’s time to switch to something proven to work.
Miss Muffet’s Revenge: An Effective Spider Control Spray
To keep spiders at bay, turn to Miss Muffet’s Revenge. It’s an indoor and outdoor repellent spray that is effective for up to 12 months after application.
The spray is specifically formulated for home spider* control, and it comes with an innovative sprayer that makes application a breeze. Depending on the size of your home, you may only need minutes to give yourself the protection you deserve from spiders.
Are you trying to spray second-floor exteriors or roof overhangs? Simply twist the sprayer nozzle to its “stream” setting.
Then, watch as the spray reaches distances of up to 10 feet with incredible precision. You’ll easily take out lingering cobwebs and protect potential entry points.
Looking to treat a large surface? Then twist the sprayer nozzle to “mist.”
Instead of a sleek stream, the sprayer will disperse the product in a wider field, allowing you to quickly create your invisible spider shield.
And since the spray comes ready to use, there’s no need to do any mixing or other preparation. Miss Muffet’s Revenge turns the potentially frightful experience of battling spiders into something you can do in minutes and without any other tools or equipment.
*Miss Muffet’s Revenge is not approved for use on black widow spiders and brown recluse spiders.
How to Use Miss Muffet’s Revenge Outside and Indoors
Miss Muffet’s Revenge works both indoors and outside. Before application, get the bottle ready with these simple instructions:
- Open the bottle’s flip cap.
- Remove the sprayer from its slot in the handle.
- Pull the hose tip to its full extension of three feet.
- Press the hose tip into the flip cap opening until you hear it click into place.
- Rotate nozzle to either stream (to reach far distances) or spray (for faster application.)
- After application, turn the nozzle to the OFF setting and store it in the holster.
For outdoor applications, wait for a day with little to no wind. You’ll also want to pick a day with no expected rain in the forecast for at least 24 hours.
When weather conditions are right, spray a 12-inch band of the product along the exterior perimeter of your home. Spray until surfaces are slightly wet but not soaking.
If you notice any particular spots where spiders are hanging out or leaving their cobwebs, spray those areas, too.
Let the application sit overnight, then come back and clean up any cobwebs.
To use the product indoors, spray a four-inch band along the interior perimeter of your home. If you have any areas where spiders are a recurring issue, apply the spray to those surfaces, too.
After the spray has completely dried, come back and sweep up any remaining cobwebs.
A single application can protect your home for up to 12 months. Consider re-applying in areas around your home affected by rainfall.
Where to Spray Miss Muffet’s Revenge
To know where spiders are likely to set up camp means to think like a spider. So, where would you go if your little arachnid body needed food and shelter?
Let’s tackle food first. Lots of flying bugs are attracted to lights.
That explains why you so often see spider webs near or surrounding exterior lights. Maybe they’re outdoor lights illuminating a path to your front door, or maybe it’s the porchlight that turns on when the sun goes down.
So, if you have exterior lights, examine the area nearby and start spraying.
Spiders also tend to prefer an undisturbed, cozy life. If their hiding spot is constantly messed with or observed, their hunting skills become a lot less impactful.
That means finding spiders is often a matter of looking where you don’t typically look. Attics, closets, and crawlspaces give bugs, insects, and arachnids plenty of protection from human interruption.
Outdoors, you may find spiders making their home beneath awnings and eaves. If you keep a pile of wood in your backyard, you’ll likely find a spider or two there, too.
Besides the areas mentioned above, consider spraying Miss Muffet’s Revenge in the spaces listed below:
- Ceiling corners
- Porch stoops
- Storage areas
- Window wells
Knowing where to spray Miss Muffet’s Revenge will increase its impact on keeping spiders out of your home.
Keep Your Home Spider-Free With Miss Muffet’s Revenge
Spiders are nobody’s idea of a best friend, let alone a roommate. So, prevent spiders from encroaching on your space by picking up a bottle of Miss Muffet’s Revenge today!