This Simple Hack Will Keep Spiders Out of Your House

A simple hack to keep spiders out of your house

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The last thing you want to see when you turn on the light in the bathroom late at night is a spider in the middle of the floor. Also, it can make your skin crawl to watch one scurry across the bedroom floor and hide under a dresser before you can get to it.

If there’s one spider, that means there are plenty more. That’s not such a bad thing as spiders kill other pests in your home, but that doesn’t necessarily mean you want them anywhere near you.

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There is an easy solution to repel spiders in areas of the home where you don’t want them, and that solution is: hedge apples! The natural chemicals in this funky-looking fruit of the Osage orange tree are believed to deter spiders.

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When using hedge apples as a spider repellent, just make sure they are placed in areas where pets and family members can’t get at them.

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Simply place a few hedge apples in areas where you want to repel spiders such as in the dark corners of your unfinished basement, in the attic or in your backyard shed.

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