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Posted: 8/29/2004 12:34:59 PM EST
[Last Edit: 8/29/2004 12:36:25 PM EST by PrivateJoker]
Ok guys, I've gots spiders around the house, lots of spiders. At 1st it was cool because they were keeping the mosquitos as a minimum, but now its at the point that as soon as you go outside you're gonna run into a web; Out the front door, on the deck, off the porch. The fuckers are everywhere it seems.

So what do you guys use to keep the spider population down to a few simple bug-killers? Here is one that is sitting above our front door (Almost looks like a Brown Recluse):


My wife is convinced that its just waiting for "the right moment to attack!"
Link Posted: 8/29/2004 12:57:36 PM EST
Link Posted: 8/29/2004 1:07:42 PM EST
I would move!!!
Link Posted: 8/29/2004 1:10:23 PM EST
I just use Rubbing Alcohol in a spray bottle...doesn't kill all of them but it moves them away from the doors etc. The real issue is to get rid of whatever they are feeding on too.
Link Posted: 8/29/2004 1:16:34 PM EST

Originally Posted By W-W:
I just use Rubbing Alcohol in a spray bottle...doesn't kill all of them but it moves them away from the doors etc. The real issue is to get rid of whatever they are feeding on too.



Well here is what the hellspawns caught last night:


I'm gonna give the Rubbing-Alcohol-in-a-spray-bottle solution a try... I should probably put on MOP gear for when they start jumping on me
Link Posted: 8/29/2004 3:20:18 PM EST
[Last Edit: 8/29/2004 3:21:26 PM EST by Jacketch]

Here is one that is sitting above our front door (Almost looks like a Brown Recluse):



Looks like a harmless Wolf spider.
Link Posted: 8/29/2004 3:53:35 PM EST
Link Posted: 8/29/2004 3:54:18 PM EST
We've been having a problem with them here at the beach. Our 8th month old was bitten a week ago on the foot...I've had Terminix out here every day since then
Link Posted: 8/29/2004 4:10:42 PM EST
Home-made flame thrower:

Wife's hairspray + lighter= no more spidey.

Make sure you have a fire extinguisher on hand!



Or try brake fluid....
Link Posted: 8/29/2004 5:35:19 PM EST
been having a spider infestation in our bedroom. I need to caulk the windows but was also thinking about getting one of those ultrasonic things that drive pests away to see if it works. Kinda creepy looking up and seeing them right above the bed. bastards
Link Posted: 8/30/2004 2:57:17 PM EST

Originally Posted By gplg:
been having a spider infestation in our bedroom. I need to caulk the windows but was also thinking about getting one of those ultrasonic things that drive pests away to see if it works. Kinda creepy looking up and seeing them right above the bed. bastards




Save your money since they are not worth it and we have tried every brand, style and contraption between.

I have found the Sams club all purpose cleaner does the nasty on any insect and is tree hugger approved.

Looks like simple green when mixed and smells like it as well, does knock em dead.
Link Posted: 8/30/2004 3:07:47 PM EST

Originally Posted By long-rifle-tactical:

Originally Posted By gplg:
been having a spider infestation in our bedroom. I need to caulk the windows but was also thinking about getting one of those ultrasonic things that drive pests away to see if it works. Kinda creepy looking up and seeing them right above the bed. bastards




Save your money since they are not worth it and we have tried every brand, style and contraption between.

I have found the Sams club all purpose cleaner does the nasty on any insect and is tree hugger approved.

Looks like simple green when mixed and smells like it as well, does knock em dead.



Will do! So we have:

- Rubbing Alcohol
- Brake Fluid
- Sam's Club All Purpose Killer-ahem, cleaner

I will give after-action reports following some recon and engagement.
(With Pics I Hope)
Link Posted: 8/31/2004 1:41:54 PM EST
Wish I had a cam so I could show the slow death of the Arachnid under fire from the spray; I found out by accident and was amazed by the results.
Link Posted: 8/31/2004 1:59:07 PM EST

Originally Posted By long-rifle-tactical:
Wish I had a cam so I could show the slow death of the Arachnid under fire from the spray; I found out by accident and was amazed by the results.



spider killer
Link Posted: 8/31/2004 2:07:14 PM EST

Originally Posted By gotm4:

Originally Posted By long-rifle-tactical:
Wish I had a cam so I could show the slow death of the Arachnid under fire from the spray; I found out by accident and was amazed by the results.



spider killer

Link Posted: 9/2/2004 3:14:33 PM EST
I can tell you from experience that the alchohol in a spray bottle + lighter trick works wonders. It also doesn't leave nasty marks on surfaces. We used to use them in a restaurant that I worked in as a teenager to kill the cockroaches in the kitchen. We had fun, but I'm sure our customers wouldn't have been amused to know of all the things we were "cooking" in the kitchen.
Link Posted: 9/3/2004 5:04:03 AM EST
Nuke them from orbit, its the only way to be sure.
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