How to Keep Spiders Out of Outside Boxes

Although we feel that spiders are always annoying to us, you will be surprised to know that it is also beneficial to human being because it helps you eliminate common outdoor pests like flies, mites and fleas. Most of us definitely do not like spiders crawling in the surrounding of our house or even if it unexpectedly crawling across you whenever you are relaxing on the patio. Spiders usually migrate to areas that can provide them with protection from human beings or other animals especially inside your outside patio storage boxes. Therefore, you must make sure to eliminate any of the favorite hiding places and also maintain a clean surrounding of your outside storage boxes. Below are some tips that you can use to keep spiders out of our outside boxes.

To keep spiders out of the outside boxes, you need:

  • Broom
  • High-pressure hose
  • Duct tape
  • Lavender oil
  • Lemon oil
  • Vanilla extract
  • Vanilla beans
  • Vinegar
  • Vegetable oil
  • Coconut oil
  • Hedge apples
  • Diatomaceous earth
  • Mint
  • Spray bottle

Keeping Spiders Out of Outside Boxes

How to Keep Spiders Out of Outside Boxes

  • The first thing that you need to do is to move your outside boxes away from rocks, piles of leaves, old boards or even your compost bins.
    • This is because, spiders like to hide in most of the places mentioned above.
    • Make sure that you choose a fairly clear area outside for the purpose of storing all your boxes.
  • The next step that you should do is to maintain a regular cleanup of the surrounding area of your boxes.
    • You can use broom or even high-pressure water hose to remove spider webs and eggs.
    • If you use water, make sure that all your boxes have been transferred to a dry area first and do not interfere with your cleaning activity.
  • You must make sure to tape the seams of the cardboard of your storage boxes by using duct tape.
    • By doing this, you would be able to prevent the spiders from hiding into the boxes. Always cover the boxes from its bottom, side and top seams.
    • If you need to access the storage boxes and its contents regularly, you should consider using plastic or lidded storage boxes instead.
  • Apart from that, you can use nature types of solutions to keep spiders away from your outside storage boxes. Some of the solutions are as follow:
    • Using vinegar and coconut oil to spray on the spiders to prevent them from coming into your storage boxes. The solid coconut oil need to be gently warm in order to liquefy it before you can add an equal amount of cider vinegar and mix them thoroughly. Pour them into a spray bottle and spray the solution on your patio storage boxes, sheds and garages. The solution can last for several weeks and if you find the spiders started to reappear, you should repeat the same step.
    • You can also use vegetable oil with vanilla. You need to mix equal parts of vegetable oil along with pure vanilla extract and mix them together thoroughly. You only need to place a few drops of the solution in a small container like a bottle cap and leave it in your storage boxes or even in storage cabinets, pantries and drawers.
    • Another solution that you can use is hedge apples or Osage oranges because they have a strong citrus scent that will revolt any spiders that smell the odor.
    • You can also use the food-grade diatomaceous earth which is available in most health food stores. It is one of the natural ways to get rid of spiders and other beastly bug. The diatomaceous earth should be sprinkled on carpets, at the bottom of your storage bins and also within the surrounding of your house foundation in order to eliminate any unwanted pests effectively.
    • Mint can also be used to discourage spiders from hiding in your storage boxes. You only need to sprinkle a few drops of mint oil into your patio storage boxes, closets or containers so that it would be able to repel spiders and at the same time reduce musty odors.
    • Another method that you can apply is by using lavender and lemon which has a strong aroma that spiders detest. Besides that, you can also soak cotton balls along with essential oil of lemon or lavender before hanging it inside your cupboards, cabinets or closets. If you have linen closets and clothes hampers, you can sprigs of some dried lavender into them which can also be an effective insect repellant.

You will find that a basket of hedge apples not only could repel spiders but also can add charm and provide you with a decorating accent within your room.

Always remember that whenever you want to keep spiders out of outside boxes

  • Try to avoid using chemicals and toxic pesticides that could harm your family and the animals living with you.

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