How to Repel Camel Spiders

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Repelling camel spiders involves getting rid of any excess of cardboard boxes, sprinkling strong-smelling spices around a perimeter and rubbing any kind of oil on the skin, such as eucalyptus oil. Keep camel spiders away with information from a... View Video Transcript

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Yolanda Vanveen

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Hi, this is Yolanda Vanveen. And in this segment we're going to talk about how to repel camel spiders. Now camel spiders are not really spiders at all, they're more related to scorpions or they're still in the arachnid family but they're not true spiders. And they grow to about six inches long which is more like this size. So there's lots of pictures of them on the Internet showing them just two three feet long in these monster spiders. But a lot of those have actually been photo-shopped. So they're actually usually only about six inches long but they're still very scary. When I was an exchange student in Japan there was these huge spiders all over and I found one in my room one time. And the fingers are as long and thick as your finger too so they're really creepy. But camel spiders like other big brown spiders actually aren't really deadly to humans. So all of the horror stories that you see on the Internet, most of them are just horror stories. But they're still very scary. And what happens is they're nocturnal, they come out at night. And so they can bite you. They have really sharp teeth and jaws. In fact their jaws are stronger than a Great White sharks jaws. So when they bite into humans or any type of animal they can still do a lot of damage. And what happens is they secrete an enzyme that makes your flesh grow and decompose immediately so that way they can eat small animals real quickly. So they definitely, if you ever get bit by then you make sure and treat that wound immediately, never let it get infected. Most of the pictures on the Internet are not because and the wounds are not because they're poisonous just because they've gotten infected. So to repel these huge camel spiders is just like repelling any type of bugs or any type of other spiders, make sure that you don't have any cardboard around you. So when you're going to sleep at night, make sure if you've got cardboard boxes you leave them outside or in the corners or way away from where you're at. And camel spiders, there's a lot of herbs and natural items that you can put around to repel them. For example camel spiders hate eucalyptus. So get rid of all your paper boxes and only use plastic boxes; plastic bins that can be closed securely. So that way that can't get into any bins. And put eucalyptus oil anywhere around those bins, around your home, near your clothes, on your body. Get eucalyptus everywhere you can because camel spiders don't like eucalyptus. Most spiders don't like types of mint too. So if you put mint, spearmint on your body it'll work really well. Lavenders great too. So I always make sure and even if you can get dried lavender or put lavender in your boxes with your clothes or put lavender anywhere, underneath your bed, anywhere to repel spiders. And lavender oil too, if you have any exposed body parts when you're sleeping, put any type of oil on your body. It doesn't have to be lavender oil, you can use regular cooking oil, you can use olive oil. You can use any type of oil. And a lot of times if you've got a lot of oil on your body bugs won't attack you because the oil itself stops them. And it'll bother them too; it'll stop them from bothering you. In saying that too, spices. So if you can get any types of spices sprinkle them everywhere in your bedroom and outside of the house, anywhere where the spiders are found. So you can use cinnamon that works really well. Any type of clove and pepper that are salt, any type of spearmint, any type of even cooking salts, any kind of seasoning salts, curry powder works really well. All type of citrus works really well too. So if you're in area where there's lots of camel spiders too or you don't want to go to bed at night because you know they're around you, make sure and rub all types of lemon or lime all over you, any type of citrus, put juice on you. It's not only good for your body too, it repels most insects and it'll be work really well because you don't want those spiders attacking you. There's all types of nutmeg, any type of spice. You can put it on your body or you can put it around your bed. You can put it under your sheets. Lavender, pretty much anything will repel bugs. And in the olden days, especially in the Middle East they bathe their baby's right in olive oil. And they keep their babies with olive oil on them. And it works. It stops most bugs from attacking humans. So to repel camel spiders just protect yourself from them. And that way you can remain safe.