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Old 09-16-2007, 10:11 PM
 
Location: Beautiful place in Virginia
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Ok, I screen in my back porch, spray bug spray all over the perimeter and even used one of those ultrasonic insect repellents in an effort to rid my house of spiders.

Losing battle? Any recommendations?

I live in Florida.
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Old 09-16-2007, 11:09 PM
 
Location: Lovelock, NV - Anchorage, AK
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Go to a hardware store and get a bug bomb, you place in your crawl space and open it and it will spew bug poison. You need to plan to stay away from your home for a minimum of 8 hours, we did it to our home and we were free of spiders for roughly 3 years afterwards. It worked great, and I would do it again in a heart beat
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Old 09-16-2007, 11:11 PM
 
Location: southern california
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Ok, I screen in my back porch, spray bug spray all over the perimeter and even used one of those ultrasonic insect repellents in an effort to rid my house of spiders.

Losing battle? Any recommendations?

I live in Florida.
i am in san diego we had a rash of black widows. i sprayed and stompted to no avail. then lots of lizards showed up esp in the garage where the black widows were. by by black widows.
stephen s
san diego ca
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Old 09-17-2007, 08:03 PM
 
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I just moved back to NY from Fl. There are spiders all over my house. Especially outside. I went out and bought a web remover (like a dust broom ) but they return. I left my windows open the other night and had webs inside the Jeep. Any ideas as to how to get rid of them. A bug-bomb won't work obviously outside.
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Old 09-18-2007, 01:06 PM
 
Location: Beautiful place in Virginia
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I actually sprayed the entire perimeter of the Lanai (Back porch) and I still saw a spider. Maybe I should just put up with them but I had just pressure washed the area just to get rid of a bunch of webs and dead bugs attached to them.
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Old 09-19-2007, 07:13 PM
 
Location: Atlanta
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I'm on a slab so can't bomb a crawl space. Any suggestions for my screened porch? Also, I've got these little squiggly things crawling around in my guest room -- near the window. They look like really thin worms. They're getting rampant. Any suggestions for those little nuisances?
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Old 09-19-2007, 10:05 PM
 
Location: Jax
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I've never tried this myself, and it obviously would not work for screened areas, it's intended for windows:

Wipe down your windows, especially the corners with gasoline (use crumpled newspaper)........supposedly it keeps the spiders away .
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Old 09-19-2007, 10:23 PM
 
Location: Northern MN
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Guinea hens. Anything on six or more legs, they'll eat it. Wings? If they can catch it, they'll eat them too. Noisy little birds but extremely efficient at what they do, best part is when their job is done, they can go in the freezer.
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Old 10-07-2007, 02:46 PM
 
Location: Penna
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Guinea hens. Anything on six or more legs, they'll eat it. Wings? If they can catch it, they'll eat them too. Noisy little birds but extremely efficient at what they do, best part is when their job is done, they can go in the freezer.
Ever so kind....
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Old 10-07-2007, 04:50 PM
 
Location: McKinleyville, California
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I have been an organic gardener since 1992. Any poison that can kill a bug is a poison to birds, lizards, frogs and fish. All poisons travel through the food chain and eventually back to us. I put out bird seed all during the dry season and find that the wild birds do a darn good job of eating up all the aphids, beetles, spiders and other nasties. I collect the snails and feed them to my chickens. I spray my roses with garlic and dish soap if aphids should become a problem and it works on mildew and caterpillars too. Spiders in moderation are actually good for the garden in that they are a predatory creature that eliminates many of the bad ones.
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