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I was told if you leave conkers in your house, it scares spiders off – and it worked! So what is it about conkers that spiders don’t like?
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Name: John, Southgate
Qualification: My son had excema and we had to use soap nuts with had lots of saponin in it
Answer: Conkers contain a naturally-occurring substance called saponin, which repels spiders, lice, fleas and ticks.