Never kill spiders in your home - they catch and eat all kinds of bugs. If you cannot share your space with a spider, ask someone to catch it in a container and release it into your garden. They'll be quite happy to keep your garden pest-free!
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If you have a spider or flying insect problem around your house, orange spray - or orange oil will get rid of them and keep them away. You can find orange oil at your local home improvement store.
I moved into a house on a lake that was overrun by spiders because the previous owner did not want to use pesticides that would contaminate the lake. So I heard that bugs don't like orange oil and started spraying my patio and outside of my home with it diluted in water and the spiders went away.
Have bugs, spiders or ants sneaking 2 the house & 'bugging' U? Borax will eliminate ALL of them for U. Sprinkle Boraxo N the back, under UR kitchen sink & BEHIND drawers in UR cabinets. Bugs of all kinds will B completely gone within 3 days. CAUTION: Boraxo/Borax can be poisonous if ingested.
Do not use where pets or children can get 2 it. 4 long term control, drill a small hole N the wall near the base & use a cheap baby aspirator 2 inject the Boraxo into the wall, then patch the hole & throw away the aspirator. It even eliminates cockroaches. I've done this N every place I've lived.
If your house is chilly on a cool spring or summer morning/day, instead of turning on the heat for a half hour or hour, bake or cook something to warm up the house. Use that day to cook large meals for freezing or bake that healthier recipe you've been wanting to try. Multi-tasking at its best - warm up a chilly house, get some cooking done without cranking up the a/c, and if it is cool outside, once the house warms up, open the windows to air out the house!
Using cool days to do large cooking/baking projects will save money. When the weather forecast shows a temperature drop coming, plan to use that day to your advantage. You can also open the kitchen windows overnight and start the day bundled up until it warms up from the heat of the oven/stove.
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