Does Vinegar Kill Spiders? {Will it Get Rid Of Spiders}

Does Vinegar Kill Spiders {Will it Get Rid Of Spiders}

Did someone tell you that vinegar kills spiders? Does it really work? Will vinegar get rid of spiders?

These insects are scary for most of us, If you see them in your house, then surely you’ll want to try each and every possible method to get rid of them.

Does Vinegar Kill Spiders?

Vinegar is acidic and will burn a spider on contact. Most will not instantly die on contact but they usually die a few minutes after contact.

RECOMMENDED : You can also use spider traps to catch them, I recommend these traps on Amazon.

There are some people, who say it works, while others say it doesn’t. So let’s check the details below.

Does Vinegar Kill Spiders on Contact

Does Vinegar Kill Instantly on Contact?

The solution you have chosen today is mixing safe and non-toxic vinegar with equal parts water in a bottle. Now, when you see a spider and decide to spray it directly.

With equal parts vinegar and water, the acetic acid content which serves as a natural insecticide will not instantly kill. You can try to one of two methods if you want the spiders to die instantly:

  • Increase the amount of vinegar and add less water in the bottle.
  • Spray the 50/50 diluted solution to stun the spider, then stomp on it. 

If you don’t wish to be actively killing spiders, simply spray and rest assured that the scent and acid content in your solution will deter and repel spiders from coming back to this area.

Does Vinegar Repel Spiders?

Yes. The next time you think to step out to buy insect repellent or insecticide to deal with a spider infestation, check your pantry first for some vinegar.

Spiders are more sensitive to the scent of vinegar than many other critters and pests. They also taste it in the air after you have sprayed the mist all over the areas where you witnessed or suspected the infestation.

All it takes is a 50/50 diluted mix of vinegar with equal parts water and you’ve got yourself a great, cheap, easy and effective spider repellent.

How Quickly Does Vinegar Work?

How much vinegar are you using? Popular advice suggests that equal parts vinegar and water in your bottle is all takes to repel spiders.

Are you looking to kill them right away? Add more vinegar to increase the acetic acid content and the spiders will die faster.

A diluted bottle with vinegar and water in equal parts will kill a spider in about 20-30 minutes after making contact without you directly spraying at it.

They may crawl over the solution, taste, touch and smell it, then slowly begin to die. A direct hit of spray or drowning them with constant pumps from the bottle will kill a spider right away.

How Long Does Vinegar Keep Spiders Away?

Your spider problem will hopefully be solved with routine vinegar and water spraying action 2-3 times a month. You can start by attacking the infestation head on to kill, repel and reduce the problem.

A few survivors may return, but the scent and the acid content of vinegar will most likely keep them away.

You can also fill 2-3 bowls with vinegar, water and even add orange slices to help improve the odor for you while boosting the acetic acid.

Spiders will keep away from areas where these bowls are located. Use this bowl strategy for 2-3 days and spiders in this area should be a thing of the past.

How to Use Vinegar to Kill Spiders

I highly recommend to use a diluted vinegar solution in a spray bottle as this is the quickest and easiest way to get rid of these pests. You can use the spray directly on webs, walls and floors as well.

The first thing you have to do is to mix equal parts of white vinegar and water. Prepare a mixture, fill it in a spray bottle and shake well.

Now, use this mixture directly on the spiders, and on their webs, Also make sure to spray cracks around the webs. As told earlier, white vinegar can also be used for repelling spiders in your home. So you can also use it that way.

Use the mixture on dark corners, and near the entry points of your house like doors, windows etc. You can also place small dishes of vinegar in some areas of your house. Its odor alone will repel them.

Final Words

White vinegar remedy can work for you, so I highly recommend that, if you have this at your home, try it at least once.

You can also use hair spray to kill spiders, I wrote an article on that topic here.

Thanks for visiting for the best information to help you to make the pest control process easy, safe & affordable. 

Jason Barrett

Hello, I'm Jason. I have 11 years of experience in dealing with pests. I try to provide you the best information that'll help you to make the pest control process easy & affordable