Get rid of tree stumps by drilling holes in the stump and filling them with 100% Epsom salt. Follow with water, and wait. Live stumps may take as long as a month to day, and start to decompose all by themselves. Wonder if it would kill ivy????
Homemade spider killer/repellant! 16 oz. water, 1 Tbs liquid dish soap, 6 drops tea tree (or lemon, or orange) oil. Spray corners, ceilings window frames, behind furniture, anywhere spiders are seen. It works!