There are really 2 answers to this, and both have to do with you, and do
not really need sprays.
Firstly, Apparently there is real good therapy to overcome arachnophobia.
Please look into it, since it is probably quite irrational.
Secondly, spiders look for food, insects smaller than them, and those
insects feed on even smaller insects and bacteria. Therefore, you might
want to make the areas where you see spiders scupulously clean, as in with
soap and bleach. Wear gloves, and don't mix bleach with ammonia.
On Saturday, July 14, 2012 7:26:10 AM UTC-5, Han wrote:
whom asked this question. The question was about sprays/deterrents not your
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true causes of the issue. Please get a personal hobby other than blog cond
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tioning. Your type of reply assumes that people were not already aware of t
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Raid's new offering "Bug Barrier" does EXACTLY that! Spider crawls
across barrier and makes it maybe 1 more foot before curling up.
Also, spiders usually FOLLOW food, so you may have bigger problems
you're not aware of.
However, Bub Barrier is NOT supposed to be used near food. so....
If you're into 'natural' methods, get a bunch of fresh oranges, peel
them around the area. The spray form peeling kills ants and spiders.
The effect lasts about a year and won't hurt humans or pets. Very
slow, so not dramatic in its effect, but works. Really kills ants
faster. Plus, that rind chemical is almost a paint remover/thinner so
To see what the chemical is, take the peel of an orange, hold it up to
an open flame and pinch the rind squeezing the essence into the air
over the flame. You can get about an 18 inch flame depending on how
'fresh' the orange is. We used to have an orange tree. Once a year we
peeled the crop in our kitchen and never had ants or spiders plus our
dog liked to eat the white lining off the inside of the orange peel,
so it was win-win .
Then the Mediterranean Fuit Fly reared its ugly head. I was awakened
one morning to find a group of people with plastic garbage bags
stripping our unripened crop off our orange tree! They took
everything, all the fruit, and removed it for destruction, guess it
was radius of miles from ANY fruit fly found as prevention. But that
year NO oranges [also almost killed the tree, took three years to
recuperate] but that year we had devastating influx of ants, and
spiders!! We're talking a trail to the fridge door and into the
freezer door - where their little carcasses piled up, because no ant
made it back to tell the rest to stop coming in! Anyway Raid House
and Garden made fast work of the problem, but I learned just how
effective our natural oranges were in prevention!
On Saturday, July 14, 2012 at 1:27:33 AM UTC-4, petricabilo wrote:
As per this site, to eliminate spiders you should be looking for the root c
ause of the infestation.
"But to keep a spider infestation going inside, it does take some kind of p
rey for the spiders to feed on and that would mean insects, mites, or other
If other prey are the reason you have so many spiders, perhaps you should
deal with *that* and the spiders should go away on their own. If you simply
eliminate the spiders, then the existing prey will flourish and you might
be even more unhappy than you are now.
On Fri, 14 Aug 2015 09:39:12 -0700 (PDT), DerbyDad03
I too have an increasing presence of those pesky spiders. I read
somewhere that a product called "Miss Muffets Revenge" does a pretty
good job at elimination. Its available at Amazon. I haven't used it
myself but I plan to purchase some asap.
Good luck and let us know your results.
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