Can You Get Rid of Spiders Using Vinegar?

A Step-by-Step Guide

get rid of spiders using vinegar

Vinegar is arguably one of the most diverse things you can keep in your home. It’s harmless and can be used to clean, cook, and even get rid of pests. Today, we’re going to take a look at how you can get rid of spiders using vinegar.

How to Get Rid of Spiders Using Vinegar

Why it works

Vinegar works to get rid of spiders because of the strong scent. Spiders smell using their legs, so that potent odor makes them want to stay away. That’s why you can also use essential oils to keep spiders away.

For this method, you’ll need:

  • Water
  • White vinegar
  • Spray bottle and/or small dishes

How to Use It

  1. Mix together equal parts of water and white vinegar in a spray bottle.
  2. Spray directly on spiders, webs, or in places where you find them like corners, cabinets, or closets. Be sure to spray cracks or crevices in the walls and floors as well. The spiders won’t want to step on the smelly mixture.
  3. You can repeat regularly as needed. Since it’s a safe solution, you can feel comfortable leaving the bottle in an accessible place. Simply spray as soon as you see them return.


Using vinegar will not be as effective as other spider control methods. If the spray isn’t enough to repel spiders, you can make the mixture more diluted. Simply, place small dishes of diluted white vinegar in corners, underneath furniture, or other dark areas where you’re most likely going to find spiders.

Are You Seeing an Increase in Spider Activity?

You might be dealing with an even bigger pest problem. Spiders go where there is food, and they particularly like to eat some other pests. Seeing an abundance of spiders should warrant a call to a pest control company like ExtermPRO. Call us today at 571-620-1168 to schedule a spider control service.

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