Kevin and I were at a farmer's market on Saturday, and I spotted a curious green fruit. I stepped in closer for a second look, and saw a sign that proclaimed that these mysterious fruits would keep away spiders and centipedes. Be still my heart! Something natural to keep those nasty creatures out of my house???
I bought four of them, with plans to strategically place them in the basement and attic. I hope these work!
Now, at the farmer's market they were calling these "hedge fruit" but when I looked online, it appears that they are more commonly known as "hedge apples". In fact, there is a whole site dedicated to hedge apples: hedgeapple.com.
From what I've read, it is considered "folk lore" that these repel insects. There have been lab tests done and they don't know how or why they keep insects away. Honestly? I really don't care about the hows or whys! If these work, I may consider growing a hedge apple tree! LOL
Have you gotten the idea that I detest centipedes? My hero, known to the world as "Kevin", knows when to put on his hero cape and come to my rescue. He can tell by my scream and/or tone of voice when I call out his name that he has a centipede to kill! So here's hoping that these truly do work and are more than just folk lore!