Most spiders that you will find in your home are harmless. Yet, most people are scared of these little creatures, or if not scared, really just don’t want to see them indoors. Or worse still, in you bedroom.
There are plenty of ways to repel spiders and make your home a lot less appealing for them. In this article you’ll find plenty of ways how to keep spiders away from your bed, so you can sleep easy knowing these little 8-legged creatures will not be crawling on you.
How to Keep Spiders Away from Your Bed
Fortify the outside of Your Home
This sounds a little drastic, but if you think about it, if you put up some deterrents around your home, less spiders are going to make their way in. The easiest thing to do is to plant some plants that they hate the smell of.
Lavender and mint plants are two of the easiest plants to grow and maintain. Even if you’re not green fingered you can add some of these plants and keep them alive. Spiders hate these plants, you won’t see any cobwebs on them that’s for sure.
Keep Your Bedroom Clean and Clear from Clutter
I’m not suggesting that your bedroom is anything less than clean and tidy. But, if you want to double down on your efforts to keep spiders out of your bedroom you need to clean often and declutter.
Vacuum often to keep all the dust and cobwebs away that attract spiders. Keep your floor clear so they have less places to hide and rummage around in. You’ll sleep a lot better in a clean and tidy room, think about the feng shui placements too while you doing this.
Try Citrus Scents
Like a lot of insects, pets, and even some people, spiders do not like citrus scents. It’s far too strong for them and will cause most spiders to turn and go another way. This can be a little tricky if you don’t like citrus or you have pets however.
Use any citrus scented products or fruits. Citrus is a common scent in candles, sprays, cleaning fluids, and more.
Vinegar has loads of practical and useful applications around the home. One of these uses are keeping spiders away from your bed, and your room doesn’t have to smell like vinegar either so don’t worry.
Mix an equal amount of white vinegar and water into a spray bottle. Spray this solution in the corners of your bedroom and around the door. Be careful of the surfaces you’re spraying on as vinegar can be quite abrasive.
Lock Spiders out of Your Room
There are only a few places spiders can get into your room. So, by minimizing or removing these places you’re going to reduce the chance of them crawling over your bed. Simple.
Around the windows and under the door are the two main places to check. You can use a draft blocker on your door. These are like long pillows that line the bottom of the door and will stop spiders crawling in. Check all round your window for cracks too.
This might be a bit of an old wives tale but chestnuts are supposed to be very effective at repelling spiders. The good thing about chestnuts, or conkers as they are also called, is that they are free if you know when and where to find them.
Place a few by your window and on the floor by your door as a starting point. It can’t do any harm and there is no odor or anything, you’ll forget they are there.
Try Garlic Scent
Garlic is responsible for keeping a lot of things away from you and the smell can be pretty hard to deal with for some people. You’re not eating in to keep spiders away however, so it’s not as strong.
You can either put some bulbs or cloves around the areas where you want to keep spiders away, or you can make a water and garlic mixture in a spray bottle. The spray will be a lot stronger and is too strong for some people though.
Sleep on a Raised Bed and Not a Divan
Beds were raised off the ground in the first instance to get people away from bed bugs and other crawlies when they are sleeping. Although we don’t sleep outside or in places with loads of bugs today, it’s still good advice.
A divan is the worst type of base if you want to keep spiders off your covers. Divans are easy for them to climb up and hide under. Pick a frame that’s sitting on four legs. Sure spiders can climb up, but using some of the methods above it shouldn’t happen.
Try Essential Oils
Essential oils are natural oils that have been extracted from plants and herbs and retain the plant’s healing properties, as well as a strong aroma of the plant. These oils are fun to use for healing and wellness, and some are really potent insect repellents.
Pick up some lavender, cinnamon, cedar, peppermint, or any citrus oils as these are the scents spiders hate the most. You can use a diffuser, spray them mixed with water, or simply drop a drop or two around your room. It’s a win-win as you get to enjoy the scent and wellness benefits too.
Try Cedar Scent
Another scent that is known to deter spiders is cedar. Cedar has a woody aroma, as you would expect from cedar wood. So it’s not unpleasant by any means, and if it means smelling the cedar to keep all the spiders out of your room, I’m sure you’ll agree it’s worth it.
You can pick up all kinds of cedar products. Like oils, mulch, furniture, shavings, blocks, and more. Well worth giving it a try.