Here are a few ideas from pinterest:
3 Homemade Spider Repellents
As summer comes to a close and fall/winter seasons start to creep in, spiders start to look for somewhere warm to hide. Unfortunately, in most cases that place is our homes. However, there is a way to repel them naturally, without using any chemical full and sometimes unsafe traps. If you are looking to keep spiders outside this winter, check out these 3 great methods below!
Peppermint: Spiders hate peppermint, so use it to keep them away! Simply mix the following ingredients in a spray bottle: A mixture of 1 part peppermint, 1 part water and a few drops of dish soap. Spray this around doors, windows and anywhere spiders like to hide in your house!
Coconut: Coconut oil and vinegar are a perfect mix to keep spiders away! This mix is especially good if you find spiders in your shower: 1 part coconut oil and 1 part vinegar, mix together in a spray bottle. Use this method in your shower, bathrooms, windows and even around all your drains in the house.
Citrus: Last but not least, citrus is a great deterrent for spiders! This is the easiest method to keep them away as you can just drop a few essential oils anywhere around the house that they show up! Use oils such as: lime, orange, lemon to keep them away!
[This message edited by mainlyinpain at 1:25 PM, April 11th (Friday)]
1. I just read this week that four is a common age to develop new fears, as their imaginations are very active.
2. She just likes having the dog or cat in the bathroom with her & makes up a likely excuse. My daughter always wants the poor cat in the bathroom with her.
Sub out a stuffed kitty? We have a bajillion stuffed pug toys that serve as surrogates for our live ones.
“I can see the sun, but even if I cannot see the sun, I know that it exists. And to know that the sun is there - that is living.” - Dostoyevsky
Do you know why she is afraid of spiders? Is it possible that someone has told her some scary tall tale about spiders in the bathroom? If a fear of seeing spiders in the bathroom is the true reason she wants the pets with her, I think I'd work on quelling her fear of spiders.
Could there be anything else that she fears telling you, but that is making her afraid of using the bathroom? Again, it could be a tall tale. Or it could be something else that scared her.
She just likes having the dog or cat in the bathroom with her & makes up a likely excuse.
This was me at the age of around five ! I can remember finding going to the bathroom excruciatingly boring. We didn't have pets, but I used to persuade my little sister to come into the bathroom with me, so that I'd have someone to talk to and provide entertainment, as a way of alleviating the monotony of it all.
[This message edited by Cally60 at 3:16 PM, April 12th (Saturday)]