Homemade bug spray is simple to make and unlike store-bought spray it leaving your home smelling fresh and clean. Bug spray can be costly and the odor can linger. No need to worry I can show you how to save a little money and keep your family safe with this simple and efficient bug/spider spray.
As the weather changes over we are often “attacked” by the bugs that want to survive. “Attack” is a strong word, but you know what I mean. We have the bees, ants, wasps and lets not forget those spiders that love to hang around during the last warm days as we transition from summer to fall.
Here in Chicago spiders and bees are the worst. For the past two weeks spiders have been making their way into my house and I am not happy. I have a toddler that thinks anything he sees crawling is his playmate. So I am on mission to rid my home of those crawly devils.
Why Use Homemade Bug Spray and Go Natural?
There are tons of bugs sprays on the market but you may be in a position where going natural is something you have been thinking of doing or for health concerns, have to do. In my case all natural and homemade cleaners and bugs sprays are the best because both my kids have allergies and asthma. Aside from that, spraying those aerosol cans have always given me a headache, literally. So I decided to try natural remedies many years ago.
Natural Spider and Bug Spray Recipe
If you have ever wanted to go natural on your bugs sprays, you have come to the right place. Here is my sure to work recipe for keeping spiders and other crawly bugs away.
If you follow me on Instagram you will know that recently I had the opportunity to review Peppermint Essential Oil By New York Biology. Before receiving this to review I did a little research. Spiders don’t like peppermint oil or vinegar. So what I found was using the combination against the two was magic.
In a spray bottle combine 1/2 cup white vinegar, 1 1/2 cups water, and 20 drops of peppermint essential oil. Spray windowsills and entryways with the solution. I use it to wipe down my baseboard as well. If I see a spider in motion I also spray it.
This combination works like a charm and leaves the house smelling fresh. I hope this helps prepare your home for those spiders and other bugs trying to escape the changing weather.