Does Vinegar Get Rid of Spiders?

vinegar to get rid of spiders

Recently, we told you how peppermint oil can be used to drive out spiders. Are you looking for another natural option for your arachnid problem? Did you know you can use vinegar to get rid of spiders, too? Unlike peppermint oil, this natural option doesn’t rely on smell or taste to deter them.

Use Vinegar to Get Rid of Spiders

Why It Works

Even though white vinegar does have a strong smell, it’s not what makes your spider problem go away. White vinegar contains acetic acid that actually harms spiders. When you make a diluted solution, it safely and successfully harms and kills spiders without putting your kids or pets in danger of chemical exposure.

How to Use Vinegar to Get Rid of Spiders

  1. Mix together equal parts of water and white vinegar in a spray bottle. (One part water/one part vinegar). You’ll need:
    1. Water
    2. White vinegar
    3. Spray bottle and/or small dishes
  2. You can spray it directly on spiders or in places where you find them (corners, cabinets, closets, etc.). Be sure to spray cracks or crevices in the walls and floors as well where they might hide out or enter.
  3. Repeat as needed. Consider leaving the bottle in an accessible place and spray as you see them.

If it’s too strong of a smell for you, consider putting orange peels in the mixture and letting the citrus scent infuse for a day before you use it.

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