As a spider dies it will release webbing, slowly repelling down while
dieing. If you only have webbing and no spiders that might be what you
are seeing. Spiders will have no effect on bushes anyways other than
possibly making them untidy with their webbing, which you seem to have
anyways while killing them.
Don't kill the spiders on your bushes, they're probably the only thing
keeping the insects down from the bushes. Spiders aren't much affected by
insecticide anyway. Spiders aren't herbivores and they don't like plants.
Outdoor spiders won't come inside, and if they do the inside spiders will
get them if they don't dehydrate and die first.
I used to hate them with a passion, having gone into hand to hand combat
with them last winter in the basement I have since learned once they are
gone the REAL pests move in. Starve them out and they go on their own.
Well the best fix for something like that is to pull the bushes and shrubs
away from the foundation. Plants shouldn't be close to the house anyway, if
only for this very reason, but also because it can compromise the siding,
promote decay of the siding, and possibly compromise the foundation itself.
Thanks so much for your help. I speak of my husband when in fact am
recently widowed (well two years ago).
My brothers check in on me and make sure I'm okay.
With much concern and trying to sell the house, I wanted it to be
That was my concern for the bushes.
I appreciate your information.
The only spiders I will go to battle with are the hobo spiders. We get a lot
of those this time of year. I wish there was some way to trap them without
getting the giant house spiders, but they look similar and have the same
habits, and will get caught in the same traps. But in the garden, I welcome
the spiders - and they are *everywhere*. I just wish they would eat all of
the cucumber beetles we have all over the place :(
You are in luck. I know of no case where Spiders spread disease as they
have nothing to do with the bush or plant itself other than to use it for
shelter and a hunting ground. They are all carnivores. What do they eat?
The bugs that eat your plants. Be nice to the spiders and you will have far
less bugs eating your plants.
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