Especially in old farmhouses! Spiders, spiders everywhere. I tried to be a pacifist but they were invading too much of my house. Time to take the house back. A few weeks ago my sister and I created a non-toxic insecticide. We used the following:
(20 drops of each Young Living oil in about 6-8 ounces of water)
I sprayed all of the spider webs, especially where I saw spiders. Today as I was vacuuming I saw a lot of dead spiders in the webs. I was able to vacuum up a few live spiders as well. They must have run into hiding when I sprayed or were born after I sprayed. I got about 80% of the basement completed. I ran out of tolerance for the dark, dusty basement and it was time to do chores.
Stopping the spiders from their massive home invasion was only a portion of my purpose for getting rid of the spiders and spider webs.
It is mouse time again. I have put Young Living Purification on six cotton balls and placed them at key places in the basement where I think the mice can get in. These areas are old windows or coal/wood chutes that have been filled in with foam insulation. I couldn't get to them before because of the spider webs which went from ceiling to floor. Aaaahhhhh! Creepy.