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Old 09-24-2006, 11:22 PM
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Spiders

This may sound like a strange question to ask, but would anyone have any idea for getting rid of spiders. It seems like everytime I turn around there are cobwebs in my garage and I am getting tired of it. Does anyone know of a way to get rid of the spiders.

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Old 09-25-2006, 12:42 AM
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I know an old lady who swallows spiders! Problem is, they wriggle, wriggle, and jiggle insider her.
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Old 09-25-2006, 02:04 AM
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Spend more time in your garage. Spiders hate activity.

Or get that old ladies phone# from 60tbirdrick.

Hope that helps

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I have been having a problem for the past 6-7 months.
Every day I use the shop vac to suck up those critters. The nests were hatching at alarming rates. hundreds of them on a daily basis.

Someone mentioned to me that LEMON PLEDGE works and if you get it your car it wont harm it.

Lately though I have been invaded by larger ones that are almost 1.5" long and have a fairly large abdomen.

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Old 09-25-2006, 06:38 AM
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Doc here,

Paint your walls White/White and flood the space with lots of BRIGHT white light...Spiders HATE light...

Or another option...get a few little brown Bats ...they will keep you "Insect free"...

Or perhaps..very low frequency sub~Audible audio oscillations ... But that might drive you crazy too...

WD 40 works well too..and leaves a barrier they won't cross..

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Old 09-26-2006, 03:49 PM
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Spiders will not starve themselves to death. If you have a lot of spiders, you must have a *lot* of bugs around there, whether you notice them or not. Which do you prefer, spiders or the thousands of insects they eat?
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I had the whole house including the garage sprayed but it has been a while. I think I will spray again. Actually the Orkin Man that came said that the spiders were there because of the other bugs if you ride yourself of small insects you will eliminate the spiders as per Grouch's suggestion thanks

Thanks for the tip about the WD-40.

I was planning on vacuming like crazy and then spraying all over the place when I was finished. I'm not afraid of them its just sort of a nuciance.

I have about half of my garage drywalled and painted white with several high output lights in there as well. But I do have a busy schedule as does everyone else I am sure and I dont spend as much time out there as I would like.

Does anyone think it would be helpful to caulk between the bottom of the framing and the drywall that I put up to keep the spiders from getting in there or coming out.

Thanks everyone for the suggestions. Wasn't sure what kind of response I would get I will keep everyone update with my battle.
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Old 09-26-2006, 07:00 PM
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I did pest control work part time for a few years after I retired.... Fisrst of all..yes caulking cracks does help...anything you can do to stop bugs from coming in will help. Spiders have small feet and walk on thier tip toes so they do not pick up as much insecticide residual as other insects. Also spiders do not groom thierselves like othe insects thus not getting any residual that way. You can go online to www.doityourselfpestcontrol.com and order some Tempo LS Ultra.....mix it 16 milliliters to a gallon and spray your shop or garage with it. In the house just spray your baseboards. In the shop or garage spray it everywhere you can. Dusting the corners, cracks, and crevices with 10% Sevin dust is good also.
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I wasn't suggesting spraying to kill the other bugs. Most of the time that simply starts a vicious circle. Sure, the spray kills a lot of bugs, but not near as many as a couple of spiders would eat in a year. Each spider that spray kills lets a whole herd of six-legged pests survive, breed and swarm.

There are situations where resorting to poison is called for, such as when the overpopulation of bugs present more threat to health than the poison it takes to kill them. Most times, you can just wait for balance to restore itself. Once the spiders have thinned out the bugs they feed on, they will hunt elsewhere.

My suggestion is that you grit your teeth and tolerate the spiders for as long as you can stand it. That may be long enough for them to get their clean-up job finished for you. They are that Orkin man's main competitors, y'know. As long as they're on the job, about the only bugs he's needed for are termites and carpenter ants.
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"Grouch" That is true I have always be warry of spraying chemicals around my home out of fear of harming my dogs. Love them to death but sometimes they aren't the brightest.

I think I will deal for now. Do some clean up on Friday and also some prevention. Like Caulking and New weather stripping for the door leading outside. There seems to be a large amount of dead smaller bugs congregating around the door and behind some stuff that is stacked by it as well.

Well see how things go.
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One thing my Dad did to keep spidars out of our pump house at home was to hang those fly strips that are like tape and come in a roll, this seem to keep most of them out of the pump house and I know that it worked great for black widows they hate the stuff. Might be worth a try, just don't grab it, they are sticky and a real pain to pull off, I know did it more than once myself yuckkkkkkkkkk

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Old 09-27-2006, 09:32 PM
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I have a spider problem also...he keeps all the kids out of my office..is that a problem?
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Old 09-30-2006, 01:23 AM
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Spiders usually have to be hit with a direct hit of spray before it does any good. Try a ceiling fan or oscillating fan, they don't like building nests in breezy places. Might help til the weather cools. Dan
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My problem is dirt or mud daubers. Maybe that's why I don't have many spiders? They don't seem to like the daddy long legs tho. Got a got heard of them too. I keep a couple of badminton rackets handy and practice my swing on the daubers lol. A spray bottle of water with several drops of dish soap in it does a decent job of keeping most insects at bay if you don't like using insecticides. I'm not real fond of myself.....
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Thanks for the suggestions. I was wondering if something like Dishsoap would work out. I remember hearing using that on your garden would help keep pests at bay but wasn't sure about using in the garage.
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