Re: I have bar cats
I used peppermint oil and water. It doesn't kill spiders but it does repel them. It doesn't seem to bother my cat. You have to use essential peppermint oil from a natural foods-type store (Garner's, Earth Fare). Don't use the extract since that'll most likely attract ants. I mixed up the two and put it in a spray bottle. Note: peppermint oil isn't as minty as you'd think.
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