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Old 06-06-2008, 08:56 PM
 
Location: Cornelius, NC
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I can't believe the amount of spiders that I find in my garden when I am watering. All different types come out!.. little jumping ones, larger brown ones, long legged ones.. I also see what looks like a termite, and also a red ant with long translucent wings, crawling around!

Does everyone else experience this? What types of treatments work?
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Old 06-07-2008, 01:23 AM
 
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I'm no expert but aren't spiders desirable since they eat other insects and not the plants themselves?
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Old 06-07-2008, 09:27 AM
 
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Yep, we have both of those things too! I'd be interested to hear responses for treatment. Last year, we hired Orkin to take care of them problem, and they could not eliminate the spiders, so we cancelled them.
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Old 06-07-2008, 09:43 AM
 
Location: Seattle Area
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Spiders are actually very beneficial in any garden. Spiders are providing a very useful pest control service. Leave them to do their job! The only thing that could be accomplished by trying to rid your garden of spiders is increasing the population of damaging insects...

Department of Entomology North Carolina Cooperative Extension: Spiders
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Old 06-07-2008, 12:00 PM
 
Location: Cornelius, NC
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Spiders are actually very beneficial in any garden. Spiders are providing a very useful pest control service. Leave them to do their job! The only thing that could be accomplished by trying to rid your garden of spiders is increasing the population of damaging insects...

Department of Entomology North Carolina Cooperative Extension: Spiders
Thank you for your responses! I really appreciate & will try to view the spiders as my new "friends" in the garden!
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Old 06-07-2008, 02:29 PM
 
Location: Noth Caccalacca
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Thank you for your responses! I really appreciate & will try to view the spiders as my new "friends" in the garden!
It's better to have spiders in your bed than ants in your pants!
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Old 06-07-2008, 04:18 PM
 
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I can't believe the amount of spiders that I find in my garden when I am watering. All different types come out!.. little jumping ones, larger brown ones, long legged ones.. I also see what looks like a termite, and also a red ant with long translucent wings, crawling around!

Does everyone else experience this? What types of treatments work?
Look at the good side. There might be people willing to pay an admission to see all of those creatures? Sounds like an insect zoo.
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Old 06-07-2008, 04:23 PM
 
Location: Seattle Area
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Thank you for your responses! I really appreciate & will try to view the spiders as my new "friends" in the garden!
You’re welcome!
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Old 06-10-2008, 12:16 PM
 
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Default Garden Spiders

I have seen many different types of spiders in my garden too. Most of them are beneficial, but it's a good idea to check with your local extension office as they can give you tips. Go to the extension office's website for the county you live in and they can give you the best advice on what to do or not do for your spiders. Sometimes it is as easy as planting a certain plant to keep them away.
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Old 06-10-2008, 07:17 PM
 
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killingsworth kills mine - Jumping hairy ones could be brown recluse - yuck!
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