'Really does work!' Experts share 99p hack to get rid of flies, moths and spiders


Experts at MattressNextDay have shared the easiest and quickest ways to get rid of insects this winter. Insects can be a real nuisance in the house, especially as it can be difficult to get rid of them if no windows or doors are open due to the cold weather.

The experts have revealed natural methods to get rid of insects, using products usually found in the home already.

These hacks are also cheap and don’t cost more than £1.

Flies are one of the most popular insects that seek shelter in the house during the winter months.

They can indicate unsanitary household conditions and can spread bacteria and disease through their body hair which then gets ingested by homeowners.

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Another way to prevent moths from infiltrating the wardrobe, or other parts of the home, is to vacuum at least one a week, or even more so if you spot a moth in the house.

This is because vacuuming ensures the removal of any eggs that may be on the carpet, as well as any hair, skin, and food debris that will make the moths starve.

Also, it is imperative to hoover behind and under furniture as moths like to loiter around the darkest places.

Lastly, the experts at MattressNext Day shared tips to get rid of spiders too. An easy, natural hack is to use fresh mint and conkers.

The experts said: “Plants like mint and eucalyptus are easy to buy from local supermarkets and their strong scent deters creepy crawlies.

“Alternatively, you can chop mint up and add boiling water. Let the mixture sit until it’s cool before straining it and pouring it into a spray bottle. You can then spray harder-to-reach spots such as the back of cabinets or the corners of ceilings, where spiders like to relax.”

As for the conkers, an old wives’ tale, which “really does work”, is to place conkers on the window sill to deter spiders from entering the home.


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