Mrs Hinch fans share easy hack to get rid of spiders

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There have been reports of spiders entering homes earlier than usual due to the milder winter

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Spiders can be annoying, hiding in corners or running across the floor unexpectedly.

The peak time for them indoors is between September and October, but due to the milder winters, there are reports of them moving indoors early this year.

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Ms Hinch, whose real name is Sophie Hinchliffe, 32, has long been a fan favorite and some fans have now created cleaning pages on social media.

And one tip for repelling spiders is proving popular — and budget-friendly, too.

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what’s the trick

On Facebook, a member asked, “Anyone please have any good ways to prevent spiders from entering?” They’re annoying.

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There are a number of sprays and other products on the market, but fans have claimed using essential oils does the trick.

Homeowner Nicola McKinnon said, “I wash my floors and then go over them with a mixture of water and peppermint oil, simple as that.”

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Another member agreed, saying: “Peppermint oil with a drop of water in a spray bottle. Spray round vents on windows and walls near your front and back doors.

“Not many come to my house.”

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Where can you get peppermint oil?

Peppermint oil is available in most health food stores and online, and can be bought from retailers such as Holland & Barrett (£5 for 10ml) or for as little as £2 Amazon.

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However, before you spray the mixture around your home, you should first make sure there are no spiders.

Sophie Dumas explained to the group, “You may find that spiders are already in the house, and using these remedies around actually prevents them from leaving of their own accord.”

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However, other tricks like growing herbs like basil, lavender, rosemary, and eucalyptus are good options, as is trying strong-smelling herbs like turmeric.

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