The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #150645   Message #3510804
Posted By: jacqui.c
01-May-13 - 04:57 PM
Thread Name: BS: Natural Insect Repellents
Subject: RE: BS: Natural Insect Repellents
My daughter-in-law, who has the same problem, collected horse chestnuts last year and spread them around the house. I'll have to ask her if they did the trick.

I also have a spider phobia - not logical as is the case with phobias in general - but can be very debilitating and very difficult to get rid of. Rap has the right idea - sometimes it is possible to lessen the fear by watching them and learning more about them, but not the easiest thing to do when just the look makes you want to run screaming. I've now got to the point where I can just about trap them under glass and then slide paper underneath and heave them out into the garden. Used to be that I couldn't even be in the room if I'd seen a spider there.