Hello Friday....so glad you are here. It has been a mentally exhausting week of back to school. No major dramatics to report, which is good news. So in thinking what I would post today, I wanted it to be simple for my tired brain.
In the fall, the weather turns damp and chilly, and spiders love to come inside and make your home their new home for the winter. While I believe spiders are helpful outside eating insects, I do not want them taking residence in my house. Before I had kids, I would go buy a pesticide from the store and spray the whole house....no more spiders. After having children, my mind began to think differently. I wanted to oust the spiders but not harm my kids. So I searched for all natural sprays, and I wasn't happy with what I found. Then one day I saw a tip on T.V. boasting all natural tips for the home. My ears perked up and sure enough there was a tip on how to rid your home of spiders. It simply is water and white vinegar.
The spiders don't like the "taste" of vinegar. So you mix 2 tablespoons of white vinegar to 12 ounces of water and shake. Put it in a spray bottle and begin to spray every corner in your house, top and bottom. For the past six months, this is Adam's job. He loves it! He says he feels like he is protecting us. I don't mind him doing it because there is nothing to harm him. The only downside is, your house will smell like a salad for a day or so. I try and do it on a day that I can keep the windows open, and we do it about once a month during the spring and fall.
Give it a try, and keep the pesky little critters outside! Happy Friday everyone :o)