AFTER we reported on the 9 spiders you were likely to see a lot more of this September, we were inundated with your amazing pictures.

Sightings of spiders often peak from September as males of many species reach adulthood and venture into homes in search of a mate.

READ: 9 spiders you're probably going to see a lot more of in September

But what do you do if you're not the biggest fan of our eight-legged friends?

Here's some of the tried and tested natural ways of putting off those webbed wonders.

Use vinegar

Vinegar contains acetic acid which is thought to burn spiders.

Place small dishes of vinegar in dark corners to ward them away.

If you fancy something that smells a bit nicer..

Use peppermint oil.

Fill a spray bottle with water and mix in 15 to 20 drops of peppermint oil and spray down all the cracks and corners of your house.

The idea is that spiders can't tolerate the smell of peppermint oil and will run away in the opposite direction when they detect it.

As a result, it is most effective when applied to possible entrances to the home.

Wilmslow Guardian:

For a more potent effect...

You can dab undiluted peppermint oil onto a cotton ball and stuff the cotton ball into cracks or other possible hiding places.

Eucalyptus oil or tea tree oil are said to have the same effect.

Go nutty

Place a few horse chestnuts or walnuts in each corner of the house and in any area of the house where you frequently run across spiders.

Little is known about why this treatment repels spiders and there is no scientific evidence or explanation backing the solution.

Some speculate that horse chestnuts have some form of noxious chemical that repels spiders based on scent so it might be worth poking holes in the chestnut or splitting it in half to release the odour.

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