In my attached garage is the unit that controls the sprinkler system for the
lawns. I went to turn the unit back on (it has been off for months) and saw a
large spider above it that I later confirmed (I saw the red hourglass) is a
black widow. It disappears into the unit if it detects vibrations. My concern
is that it has a nest there (there is visible webbing) and soon I will have many
of these in my garage. How do I get rid of it (and the nest)? I cannot spray
insecticide into the unit -- it may mess with the electronics. I know I could
just leave it alone, but it is an attached garage and my concern is with these
spiders getting into the home. I really don't have a fear of spiders in general
-- if I see other types in the house I often ignore them.
That's odd, they're pretty rare in the UK. I suggest you call your local
natural history group, they might be interested.
(You do realise you are reading the newsgroup free.UK.diy.home via that
crappy web interface?)
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