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Thread #150645   Message #3510769
Posted By: GUEST,Eliza
01-May-13 - 02:16 PM
Thread Name: BS: Natural Insect Repellents
Subject: RE: BS: Natural Insect Repellents
Oh Becca, I feel for you I really do. I have an enormously powerful spider phobia and become completely hysterical if I see one. So sorry for you having seen all these in your house, big hug! Now, chestnut oil is a great deterrent and perfectly natural. They hate the odour and are deterred. So if you can get some, paint it on windows and doors, round skirting boards and in corners. Also, make sure you don't have piles of clothes, boxes, and general stuff lying about on the floor. If the floor is relatively clear, there's nowhere for them to shelter. And vacuum a lot, in every nook and cranny. I get paranoid and pull out furniture, the bed, empty the wardrobe... I swear I can tell when one is in the room even if I can't see it. People who don't mind spiders have no idea how we feel.