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Most spiders are harmless, but that doesn’t mean they’re welcome in your home. If you’re curious about how to get rid of spiders effectively, you’re not alone. Many homeowners in the Portland and Vancouver metro area are looking for ways to ensure that their homes are spider-free. With years of experience in the area, our team at EcoCare Pest Control knows it can be unsettling to see one of these eight-legged creatures scurrying across your kitchen counter. As experts in the field, we know of a few natural spider repellents that will not only get rid of the spiders in your home — they’ll prevent new spiders from entering.

Keep Your Space Clean

If you’re wondering how to keep spiders away, the first step is quite simple: keep your space clean. Spiders like to hide in dark places with plenty of cobwebs, so it’s best to eliminate potential hiding spots. Dust your home frequently and replace any cardboard boxes with plastic storage tubs with lids. Spiders also like to hide in cluttered areas, like in the recycling or in piles of boxes and firewood. To prevent them from getting comfortable in your home, take out the recycling frequently and remove any cardboard boxes or firewood from inside your home.

Spraying Around Your Home with Natural Products

Natural products are a great deterrent for spiders, and they smell great! There are several different natural spider repellents that work effectively at eliminating spiders and keeping them away from your home.


Vinegar is a jack-of-all-trades type of product, and it can be used as a cleaning product, a recipe ingredient, and a fabric softener. Surprisingly, it’s also a great natural spider repellent. It’s a natural product that’s harmless to humans, but spiders don’t like its sour taste and pungent scent. Mix equal parts vinegar and water into a spray bottle and spray it liberally around your home — especially near places where spiders may enter.


Like vinegar, spiders detest the taste and smell of citrus. To use it as a spider repellent, run citrus peels on the door thresholds and along windowsills. For a multi-faceted approach, soak lemon peels in vinegar to create a super spider repellent that smells nice to humans and keeps the spiders at bay.


Spiders — and most bugs — hate the smell of mint. Luckily, most humans find its aroma appealing. To use it as a spider repellent, add a few drops of peppermint essential oil to a spray bottle of water and spray it liberally around your home. As an added defense, make satchels of mint leaves to place in cabinets and in dark spaces where spiders like to congregate.

Many times, more than these methods are needed to take care of spiders, however. Some critters are stubborn or have developed resistance to certain natural elements over time. We know that at EcoCare Pest Control, sometimes it takes a professional touch to take care of the bigger problems.

Benefits of Choosing Professional Pest Control

Although there are plenty of natural ways to DIY pest control, sometimes it’s best to call the pros. By listing help from a professional pest control company, you get customized service that works quickly and effectively. At EcoCare Pest Control, we offer effective spider treatment services that successfully remove spider infestations and keep your home spider-free year-round.

Eco-Friendly Ways to Manage Spiders in Your Home!

If you’re interested in finding the best spider repellent for your home, we can help. EcoCare Pest Control has been serving the Portland and Vancouver metro areas for over 22 years with eco-friendly solutions at an affordable price. Contact us to get a free inspection and a free quote on your customized spider removal plan.

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