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The best tricks to tackle household pests

Lavender to deter flies, basil to banish spiders and ant powder to get rid of wasps' nests: Spectator readers share their tips

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Recently, Antonia Hoyle wrote about this autumn’s influx of wasps, flies, mice and spiders into her home. In response, Spectator readers have been offering their tricks and tips for getting rid of household pests…

  • ‘Grow pots of lavender everywhere; hang up dried sheaves, put it in vases. Grow it in pots outside and under windows.

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