7 houseplants proven to naturally repel spiders from your home

We know spiders aren’t only good for the environment but are necessary. Without them, our entire ecosystem will go haywire.

But there are two things none of us want indoors, in our houses, or anywhere we go, and that’s spiders and chemical treatments to keep them away.

Fortunately, there are a lot of natural spider repellents, and some of those include plants that repel spiders indoors and outdoors. The outdoors also matters because if we keep them away from the house, they won’t find their way indoors.

Most spider-deterring plants have a strong odor since aromatic plants are generally more effective at repelling insects – but they still smell great in your home too.

Plants That Repel Spider :

These plants directly repel spiders, but many of them ward off other insects that spiders are attracted to. They’re only in your house to build a web and catch other critters. If they aren’t around, then that’s even better.

  1. Lavender
    Lavender is such a beautiful sight to behold, and it smells so good that we include it in many fragrances and air fresheners.
    Good thing that spiders hate the smell. It’s easy to grow outside because it thrives easily with water and a lot of sunlight.
    What you can do is either grow it around the house in flower beds, grow it in pots on the front patio and back deck, and grow it in pots indoors.
    A window sill is an excellent place since that’s a common spider entry point.
  2. Mint
    Mint is another pretty plant, but you’ll want to grow it in a pot or container. It’s pretty invasive and can get out of hand otherwise.
    Again, it’s the aromatic scent of this plant that repels spiders, and to us, it smells lovely. It’s a double win for us.
    People will even take mint and let it dry out in tiny satchels that they leave around the baseboards and on window sills to keep the spiders out.
    You can use any mint you want, from pennyroyal to spearmint or anything in between.
  3. Lemon balm
    Like mint, don’t plant lemon balm willy nilly because it’ll take over your whole garden. It has a strong smell, one you’ll enjoy, but two particular pests don’t like it: spiders and fruit flies.
    This can create an absence of spiders and one of their prey, removing an incentive for them to be indoors anyway.

    It’s easy to grow. Just give it plenty of sunlight and make sure the soil can drain, so you don’t rot the roots, and that’s pretty much it. It’s pretty resilient, too, so don’t worry if you don’t have a green thumb.

  4. Basil
    Basil is great at repelling spiders and other bugs such as ants, houseflies, and mosquitoes. It might be a popular culinary herb, but its fragrant scent will keep the creepy crawlies at bay. Get your hands on a few basic pots and place them around entry points in the home.
    The herb can be grown in any area of your home as long as it gets access to direct sunlight for four to five hours per day.
  5. Rosemary
    Rosemary is an excellent choice because it’s perennial most USDA Plant Hardiness Zones in the USA. Even where it’s not, it thrives for the most part unless you have an exceptionally harsh season. You can grow it in a pot or container, meaning it’s suitable for indoors and out.

    It’s an easy choice to grow indoors in small pots to place on a window sill, kitchen counter, and any specific area where you think spiders are coming through. All you have to do is water it and replenish the soil occasionally, and it’ll last for a long time.

  6. Citronella
    This plant, also known as lemongrass, is where citronella oil comes froman an oil known for its spider repellent properties. It’s not necessarily the most visually attractive plant (to me, anyway). But the oil and acids inside this grass that seeps out keep spiders at the bay big time.

    You’ll see this grass a lot in the south because it doesn’t do that great in the winter. If you’re up north and want to try it, grow it in a container. When the weather cools, you can bring it indoors and still get the benefit.

  7. Marigold
    Marigolds, as you know, look fantastic. Growing them around the perimeter of your house, or even in pots inside or on the porch, not only make for a beautiful lawn but keep tons of insects away. Spiders, lice, and mosquitos, for example, hate them.
    You’ll have many colors added to your yard, and you’ll also attract some sweet insects that won’t cause you problems, like butterflies and bees.Not only these, there are many more plants like onion, lemon verbena, chrysanthemums, dill, citrus fruit trees, peppermint, eucalyptus, etc., which keep spiders away from our bathroom, kitchen and also odor our house.

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