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Types of Plants That Keep Spiders Away

Types of Plants That Keep Spiders Away

We know spiders are not only beneficial to the environment but also vital. Our entire ecology will go haywire if they are not present. But there are two things that none of us want indoors, in our homes, or anywhere else: spiders and chemical repellents. Fortunately, there are several natural spider repellents available, including plants that repel spiders both indoors and outdoors. The outdoors is important because if we keep them away from the house, they won’t find their way inside.

Most of us currently grow plants and flowers, so you’ll be glad to discover how gorgeous many of these plants are, and you’ll be even happier to learn that they smell fantastic. These fragrances that we enjoy are frequently repellent to spiders. Let’s go through the list, and as your pest control experts, we have a few extra recommendations for you to assist reduce the number of spiders you see crawling around.


Except for spiders, everyone enjoys lavender. Spiders dislike the smell of lavender, so keeping a pot of it in your house (in a sunny place) or on your patio can help keep them away.

Growing lavender within your home might be difficult because it requires a lot of sunlight and air, as well as regular pruning.

Lavender is well worth the effort; it is one of the best therapeutic plants to cultivate. Furthermore, as the wind blows, the plants will release their delightful aroma into the air.


Mint is another lovely plant. However, it should be grown in a pot or container. It’s fairly invasive and can quickly go out of hand. Again, the pleasant scent of this plant repels spiders, and it smells beautiful to us. It’s a double victory for us.

People may even take mint and dry it in little satchels that they lay around baseboards and window sills to keep spiders away. You can use any mint you like, from pennyroyal to spearmint and everything in between.


Basil is not only easy to cultivate but it may also be used as a culinary herb if you have the itch. It, like the others, has a perfume that, although not overpowering to us, keeps spiders at bay. 

Basil, like peppermint, can be dried and crushed or dissolved in alcohol to make a spider repellant spray. And why not, given that you’re already cultivating it? Spritz it all over the questionable locations, especially when spiders are most active.


Spiders find rosemary repulsive and avoid it, making it a great repellent. In many areas, it is considered a perennial, and it grows nicely in containers. Keep a pot of rosemary in areas where spiders are a problem.

Because rosemary can be grown in pots, it’s simple to place it wherever you choose, such as near your front entrance or in a mason jar on your kitchen counter. If you see signs of an infestation, it is best to engage a professional, such as Vinx Pest Control, to fumigate your home rather than attempting to deal with the problem yourself. Contact us today!