Discussion in 'Community Board' started by chellt, Jun 18, 2013.
We are being overtaken by spiders. . Any ideas or home remedies to keep them OUT of my house?
My cats love to eat spiders - want to borrow my cats?
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The only sensible approach is to burn the house down.
Also having spider issues here! They are everywhere. I went looking at all the door frames today. Go away!
Lol this is great my house is having the same problem! My friend suggested I get a cat
Our first night in our new home last year I had an encounter. I was putting DS #2 to bed and a spider dropped in my face! DH would not let me live it down until he walked by and saw that it was kind of big. He was still mean about it. We have a cat and she tries but we live in a small town. These suckers are more than our population!
We are having lots of spiders too, but most in the yard. The other day I was moving my front yard and I saw something jump to the side of my mower. It was the size of a frog and we have those too. Then it ran very fast and stopped. I looked real close and it was a SPIDER, I was chasing after it with the lawn mower. I was so scared that it was going to turn and ran after me. I did run it over, but by that must have been a sight if anyone drove by watch me scream and run all over the yard with the mower.
I wish we could get a cat! I turned into a ninja this morning when one fell on me from the air vent.
Nothing like being in the bathroom doing your business and one comes bungying out the bathroom vent right above you.
I agree with this approach.
Our RV is loaded with spiders this year. We've never had this problem before. Ewwww, I hate spiders. What's with the outbreak?
I know an old lady who tried an avian remedy for her arachnid issue. As I recall, things didn't turn out as well as she'd hoped, but hey, YMMV. Link
Alternatively, you could simply learn to live with 'em. Don't sit on tuffets whilst eating curds and whey, and you should be fine.
I absolutely agree. Just the thread title was enough to give me shivers.
I live in Texas where a good bug killer is key. We use Bayer Complete, we spray the yard and then DH sprays the house from the roof line to the foundation line, all around the windows etc. This seems to work really well at keeping the interior of the house bug free. Our vet suggested we use malathion in the yard for flea and overall pest control. We will do that next month, we already had the Bayer Complete spray in our possession.
I cannot offer any advice, but I can offer my sympathy. I hate spiders!!!
A couple years ago I found a black widow in our house. Thank goodness I haven't seen any more *knock on wood*. I discovered it in the bathroom, I ran and grabbed some bug spray and a fly swat. I sprayed it then hit it enough to be good and dead. I put it in a ziplock bag and showed it to a biology teacher. The teacher was like yep, you got yourself a black widow. I was about ready to move over that. Also, one time there was a dead black widow stuck to some mail.
This is hysterical!
O M G, I would die. I would seriously put the house up for sale, or burn it.
We had spiders real bad in our last home. My husband's grandmother use to put bars of soap along the baseboards of the basement, and she claimed to have never seen any bugs. So I went out and bought bars of soap from the dollar store, cut them in half and put one in each corner of the bedrooms. I rarely saw spiders in the bedrooms. Worth a shot! I HATE spiders and I will be doing it in my new home this weekend. Good luck!
Gah - I hate spiders. I know they're beneficial, etc., etc. but they just creep. me. out. I have a cat, but he's scared of them too. I have a pest control company that comes quarterly and sprays inside and around the perimter of the house. I hate to use all the chemicals, but that has REALLY improved the number of bugs I find in the house - when I first moved in, there was an infestation of "spider crickets" in the basement - they are like large spider/cricket hybrids that jump AT you when you try to kill them.
I have also noticed that there seem to be more spiders than usual out in the yard this year.
We have grass spiders. One was in the corner of my kitchen a couple of days ago, near the laundry closet. I screamed for DH to come. He took his sweet time until my voice changed to panic (which happened whenever the spider moved a leg). He came down and picked it up with a dish towel, which it then immediately jumped out of. I screamed and nearly climbed into the dryer. Finally he scooped it up and took it to the toilet.
I hear that spiders hate pine cones?
We're lucky here, hardly any spiders at all. And certainly nothing huge or poisonous.
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