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    Default Has anyone ever used citronella oil to repel spiders?

    Hallo,

    I wonder if anyone can comment on whether citronella oil is an effective deterrent for spiders? For example, sprayed around windows to stop them creeping in?

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    Dunno. Spiders are welcome in my house: they eat the flies & gnats

    All gardeners know better than other gardeners." -- Chinese Proverb.

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    Only ever used it against midges.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Two_Sheds View Post
    Dunno. Spiders are welcome in my house: they eat the flies & gnats
    Same here.
    I don't mind a few spiders around the house, although the OH prefers it if I put the really big ones back outside.

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    It's conkers that repel spiders..... you can get a spray from those home catalogue places (like betterware).
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    I like spiders, case of having to really = I live in an old cottage and can't get rid of them anyway. They do at least get rid of or keep down the real nasties.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Two_Sheds View Post
    Dunno. Spiders are welcome in my house: they eat the flies & gnats
    same here

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    I don't so much mind the 'daddy long legs', it's big hairy ones the size of two-pound coins or larger that bother me *shudder*

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