For those with arachnophobia, a spider infestation is disturbing and requires immediate attention. For homemakers looking for a non-toxic method of riding the house of spiders, baking soda presents a healthier alternative. While baking soda does not kill spiders, it does act as a powerful deterrent that helps get rid of and keep out spiders in the house. Because baking soda is non-toxic, this method is especially helpful for homemakers with pets.
Clean the area where spiders frequent. Spiders are drawn to cluttered areas. By removing the clutter, you will get rid of spider hiding places, making them easier to drive out.
Sprinkle baking soda along the perimeter of the area you want to keep spiders out of or in the outline of a trail starting at the hiding spot leading outside.
Dust baking soda around places where spiders get into the house. If you have a loose window, put baking soda on the inside window sill. This method also works for doors with a gap.