IT'S officially spider season and thousands of people across the UK have been noticing an increase in creepy crawlies invading their homes.
And if you're not a fan of the eight-legged critters, one woman has come up with a way to deter them.
Posting on the Extreme Couponing and Bargains group on Facebook, one woman explained that spiders hate the smell of mint.
"Had a leftover packet of mint and a small amount of cleaner," she explained.
"Chopped the mint and added it to the antibacterial cleaner and filled with water.
"Sprayed under window sill outside and around the door.
"I watched the spiders run as I sprayed. They hate mint right enough.
"Some people use essential oils but I just thought I would use up what I had."
A pack of mint and a bottle of anti-bacterial spray would roughly cost between £1.50-£2.
And the post has since racked up over 3,000 likes and over 1,600 comments, with others revealing they would be trying the handy tip.
One tagged a friend and wrote: "You know what to get when you go to the shop."
While another said: "Why am I only discovering this now?!
"Hope no one needs mint, I'm off to clear the shelves."
One user pointed out water and mint is just as effective, explaining: "It also works with just water and mint. No need for the cleaner spray."
Several other social media users posted their own tips, with many explaining spiders "don't like conkers either".
Spider season begins in the first or second week of September and ends by the first week of October.
Spiders come indoors as the weather begins to cool so they can mate.
Prof Adam Hart, an entomologist at the University of Gloucestershire, told the BBC that at least "80 per cent of the spiders people see are males".
Will you be trying it?
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