One of the downsides to working in the garden is having to deal with spiders, especially when they’re crawling in your boots. Yikes! It’s no wonder, though, that this happens when the apparel is typically stored outdoors or in the shed. If this is a problem you’re faced with, we are here to help you. Check out ways you can keep spiders out of garden boots below:
1. Make a pantyhose shield.
- Grab a pair of unwashed pantyhose and cut off the legs. You won’t need the waist section, so you can get rid of those.
- Take one of the legs and roll it over the open area of the boot, pulling it all the way down to the toe portion. Then, the toe part of the pantyhose should be laid across the open section of the boot. Remember,you’re using the pantyhose as a barrier.
- Repeat the previous step with the other boot.
- When you’re out wearing the boots, make sure that the pantyhose stays neatly rolled up.
- After a while,with all the wear and tear, the pantyhose will need to be replaced.
2. Pick a special place indoors to store your boots.
- Whether you choose the laundry or a spare closet, find an area inside where you can leave your boots when you’re not using them. This is a simple solution to the problem, since spiders don’t usually live indoors.
3. Buy a small cupboard, with doors that close properly.
- You need a box that is big enough to fit your boots, so buy a wooden cupboard that can hold them. Whatever you buy, though, there needs to be doors on it that close shut. This will prevent spiders from sneaking inside.
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