How effective are "spider oranges?"

  1. christen whalen profile image60
    christen whalenposted 5 years ago

    How effective are "spider oranges?"

    My house has become a spider haven of sorts the past four weeks or so and it is driving me crazy. Every single day I come across at least three spiders and some of them are big enough to walk off with my toddler. My great aunt told me to put "spider oranges" in the corners of every room (these funky looking green oranges), but I don't really want to have these things scattered around my house when I have company, plus I'm not sure how effective they are. Any other suggestions?

  2. Shaddie profile image90
    Shaddieposted 5 years ago

    If by "spider orange" you mean Osage orange, then no, these whole fruits do not repel spiders. The juice from these, and other bitter fruits such as lemon, mixed with a small dilution of regular hand soap has, however, proven to repel not only spiders but a myriad of other small creatures. This is a fairly effective natural repellent and it makes your house smell pleasant and clean.