9 Household Products You Can Use to Kill Or Deter Spiders

Spiders may not be all that harmful, but their presence in our homes is unnerving to some.

Arachnophobia is a fear that around 3.5% -6.1% of people have.

You might not want to consider getting rid of the spiders with pesticides; this could be harmful to your kids or pets. You could be looking at calling in pest control services. While this is a good idea in this situation, it may not be a cost-effective thing to do.

What household products kill spiders, and what can you use to deter them?

Let’s take a look.

9 Household Products You Can Use to Kill Or Deter Spiders

Using Household Products To Get Rid Of Spiders By Killing, Or Detering Them

spider in web

You might want to eliminate spiders yourself rather than rely on professional exterminators and pest control experts.

Although if the spiders are venomous, you should book a visit with a pest control expert. Your life could literally depend on it!

If you know which household goods to use, you can eliminate many non-venomous spiders in your house quickly and effortlessly.

We also discussed using bleach to kill spiders, and here are 9 more household items that will help you eliminate any spiders in your home by killing or deterring them.

1. Borax

You can use borax to eliminate all the insects in your home.

Borax is a natural mineral compound used in the house to kill insects. Termites, roaches, and ants all respond well to the usage of borax.

When you use borax to kill the insects in your home, even if you miss out on killing the spiders, you eliminate most of their food supply.

**Before using borax, click here to read how to use it safely**

2. Apple Cider

apples and apple cider in glass

This is yet another household item you may use to chase spiders out of your home effectively.

A single cup of apple cider, a cup of pepper, a teaspoon of oil, and a teaspoon of liquid soap is all you’ll need to prepare this DIY remedy.

Make this solution and combine all of the ingredients in a spray bottle. You can then spray all of the spider-infested locations in your home.

After that, you can respray your home a few days later to ensure that any spiders have been killed and driven away.

3. Essential Oils

Essential oils are also fantastic household goods that you can efficiently eliminate all spiders in your home.

Anything from tea tree, citrus, peppermint, lavender, and neem essential oils will work as a natural spider repellent, and some can even kill spiders when in direct contact.

To do so, purchase a 16-ounce empty glass spray can and add around seven drops of essential oil. After that, fill the container with warm water until it’s about one inch below the top.

Pour a few drops of dishwashing liquid into the container. Shake the solution thoroughly after adding the liquid. One of the reasons you’ll need to use dish soap is to break up the molecules of both the water and the oil more easily.

It is well known that oils and water do not mix. As a result, the dishwashing liquid functions as a chemical agent, separating molecules from compounds. They’ll be able to mix after that thoroughly.

You can now spray the solution into any nooks and crevices where spiders may be hiding in your home. Spray the solution on their cobwebs and hiding places to repel spiders.

Spray the solution on all of the spider’s potential entry locations.

If you do it correctly, you’ll be able to reduce the number of spiders by using essential oils!

4. Ammonia

Another household product that can be used to keep spiders out of the house is ammonia.

To make this solution, combine one part ammonia and one part water. You can do this with a spray bottle.

After combining, you’ll have a solution that you can use to help keep spiders away from your home.

To achieve an effective and practical result, spritz the solution once a week. You can spray this about the house in any possible spider-hiding places.

5. Lowly Vinegar – Use to Kill Spiders

white vinegar

Vinegar is another non-toxic remedy that you can employ to eliminate spiders.

To make this solution, combine one part white vinegar with two parts water. You can do this with a spray bottle.

When you receive the solution, spray it in all the nooks and corners where spiders can hide.

Spray the solution once a week for optimal effects.

6. Diatomaceous Earth

Diatomaceous earth is one of the best and most natural ways to eliminate spiders and other insects in your home.

These remarkable spider killers resemble shattered glass fragments up close.

Diatomaceous earth, which is not a spray but works just as effectively as any other effective spider-killing spray, is available.

When you get the diatomaceous earth, pour it where you think the spiders could be hiding. Spread them out on all possible entry sites so that the spider can pick up the diatomaceous earth with its lower body and legs when it crawls upon it.

7. Baking Soda

jar of baking soda

Baking soda is a useful household item for keeping spiders, insects, and pests away from your home.

Baking soda has an unpleasant odor that repels spiders and pests. This is an excellent opportunity for you to get rid of these insects without having to leave your home.

You can sprinkle baking soda around any spider webs or nests on your carpet.

8. Yeast Paste

Yeast paste is a well-known spider repellant that you can use at home.

The yeast paste has a strong odor that the spiders do not like. As a result, this yeast paste can be used as a household product to kill spiders.

Mix the yeast with water and place it in your home’s nooks, crannies, and any potential spider hideouts.

9. Turmeric

Turmeric is a safe and effective household product that can eliminate spiders.

Not only will it help to get rid of spiders by deterring them, but it will also deter other insects that spiders eat.

If there is no food, then there are fewer spiders!


What household product kills spiders? Some have been identified on this page, along with some products you can use to deter spiders.

As I mentioned at the start, please speak with a professional pest control expert if you are faced with venomous spiders. Do not risk your health by tackling them yourself!

Pest control experts will know how to deal with all types of spiders, whether a brown recluse, a black widow or any other dangerous spider inside and outside your home.

Good luck!


About the author

DIY Pest Control Enthusiast Since 1996

After spending the entire night lying awake in a cockroach-infested hotel, I have driven myself to build knowledge on all things pest control. Since then, I've tested pest control techniques to see what works and what doesn't. Now, here I am giving you all the info I have learned!

1 thought on “9 Household Products You Can Use to Kill Or Deter Spiders”

  1. Thank you for all of these great tips,but i have arachnophobia so i have big trouble getting near them,i might need pest control for help but like i said thank you so much for exelent tips.


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