So I don’t know if it’s just because I live on a farm but the bugs around here have been trying to get into our house like crazy since the weather got colder at night. It reminds me of one of those zombie movies. Sometimes when I look out my front door there’s a small hoard trying to force its way in. The other day my husband actually took the time and energy to catch a spider and throw it outside only to immediately have it run right back into the house by squeezing under the door. Luckily for us we have cats. Spiders and other insects are quite a treat for cats; being both delicious and entertaining. Kind of like dinner and a movie! However if you don’t have cats and you want to eradicate your spider problem without horrible chemicals it’s really quite a simple fix. The solution: Walnuts! In the shell. It is the shell that is toxic to spiders so you have to make sure you use whole walnuts. They can be hard to find at times but they are always for sale around Christmas time. I have found that a walnut conveniently stays potent for about a year so it is usually perfect timing when you need to buy more.
Simply put one walnut in the most inviting part of the room to spiders and the only spider you will ever see again may be a dead one laying next to the walnut. If you have kids or dogs and you are worrying about choking or just plain your walnut disappearing walnuts do work when placed on window sills too. Hope this little tip will leave your home happily spider free!