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Offline Atomic-S

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How do you get rid of spiders?
« on: 15/09/2006 04:07:24 »
Does anyone have a good suggestion for repelling black widow spiders from a storage shed, with means which do not pose a health hazard to persons handling objects theirein? I currently have an  unopend box of mothballs in it, which stinks the interior up considerably (for which reason I let it air out a while before entering), but that does not seem to work.


 

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Re: How do you get rid of spiders?
« Reply #1 on: 15/09/2006 14:33:22 »
Oh dear this does seem to be a potentially dangerous problem eh ?

I have to say..I have not heard of any kind of spider repellent (can think of many silly ones) .....

My first instinct is to try and create a barrier by sealing up every crack and gap you can find......or perhaps eliminating  what is in the shed that attracts them !

Sorry..I do hope you get some decent help here.

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Re: How do you get rid of spiders?
« Reply #2 on: 15/09/2006 15:29:14 »
This page may be relevant:-

" A Natural Spider Spray Formula for inside the house:
 
Dr Bronners Peppermint or Lavender Soap, or any other natural soap.
1 ounce of  Neem oil
You can also add 1 to 5 drops of any of these Essential Plant Oils (depending on your preference) to 1 quart of water:
Catnip Oil, Citronella Oil, Lavender Oil, Cinnamon Oil, Peppermint Oil, Citrus Oil, Tea Tree Oil, or other essential oils.
Add 5 tablespoons of the soap per quart water. Add one ounce of the Neem oil to the water which you have added the soap and label it. Shake well and spray inside house where spiders are seen. Test for strength. May be done as often as needed. This is not a long term solution but will provide you immediate help. Oils may stain some fabrics or light colored furnishings, test first.
Spray outside the house:
Use the same formula  to spray the foundation, eaves and soffits, and the areas around doors, windows and crawls space, or attic vents, or any area where you see spiders congregating. You can also use any citrus based cleaner like Citra Solv at 1 oz per quart water. Spray around the outside of the house or where spiders congregate. "

http://www.homestead.com/ipmofalaska/files/spidersnatural-dr_bronners.html

 

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Re: How do you get rid of spiders?
« Reply #3 on: 04/10/2006 05:55:48 »
Thanks for the info.
 

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Re: How do you get rid of spiders?
« Reply #4 on: 19/10/2006 20:28:39 »
well me and my friends were clearin out sum stuff in a shed nd there were loads of spiders...  so we emptied de shed nd put 10 sheets of burning newspaper in it closed the door...waited 15 minutes and all the spiders were dead..the fumes from the smoke killed them try it

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How do you get rid of spiders?
« Reply #5 on: 25/05/2010 17:55:53 »
Using Neem Oil mixed with essential oils will help drive them away. Also make sure you are getting rid of other insects in the shed so they have nothing to feed on.

This link might be useful to anyone looking on newbielink:http://www.howtogetridofspiders.org [nonactive]
 

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