Peppermint Plants
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do peppermint plants help rid home of spiders?

Zone scottsboro, alabama 35769 | Anonymous added on September 25, 2019 | Answered

Can I grow peppermint both outside in pots, in ground, and "inside" a Sun Room? Will peppermint plants live through winters in Alabama? I just bought older home that is infested with Spiders---will peppermint plants help? Can I get peppermint "oil"? annettebrousseau@aol.com

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GKH_Susan
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Answered on September 27, 2019

My research showed that using mint as a bug repellent meant rubbing the leaves of the mint plant on your skin to repel mosquitoes, ants, etc. I didn't find any REPUTABLE source that said certain plants repel spiders.

I am attaching an article though that gives you other options for controlling spiders inside and out:

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/plant-problems/pests/insects/spider-garden-pests.htm

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/herbs/mint/growing-peppermint-plant.htm
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/herbs/mint/how-to-grow-mint-plants-in-your-garden.htm
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/herbs/mint/growing-mint-indoors.htm

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