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Old 07-07-2009, 04:25 AM   #1 (permalink)
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How to get rid of spiders in garage?

Have an older garage at my rental right now. I swear every day I get rid of 40 spiders and webs all over my stuff and the next night when i go out there, I have 40 more spiders and webs in new places. What can I do to get rid of them once and for all!???!?!?!
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Old 07-07-2009, 04:35 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Old 07-07-2009, 04:37 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Open all the cabinets (if any) and get a bug-bomb. That should take care of the resident spiders. That should allow you to clean up a couple times a week for the ones that move in.

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Old 07-07-2009, 04:50 AM   #5 (permalink)
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Actually, the bug bomb(s) will work. Just open every place that could harbor the little buggers and set them off. I would suggest 2-3 for a garage.
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Old 07-07-2009, 04:51 AM   #6 (permalink)
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Be careful with the bug bomb. The fog in some of those will screw up the surface of bare metal and some tools. I'd remove or cover anyhting I didn't want it to land on.
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Ugh....bare metal everywhere and expensive motorcycle parts/engines as well as a cobra. The damn garage is partially rotted in some spots. The landlord is terrible, thank god I am moving to a new place in about a month.
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Make sure you get the eggs too, otherwise, they're moving with you!
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Old 07-07-2009, 12:38 PM   #9 (permalink)
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Old 07-07-2009, 02:01 PM   #10 (permalink)
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broom?

Every day I attack the garage with a broom and get rid of everything I can see. There has to be some sort of spider repellent out there.
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Home depot sells spider and insect killer in a green pump spray container. I spray the perimiter of the floor and ceiling every 3 months - works great.
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Old 07-07-2009, 02:03 PM   #12 (permalink)
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Umm, Orkin, Truly Nolen, a trip to ACE Hardware for some bug spray?

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Old 07-07-2009, 02:04 PM   #13 (permalink)
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I've found this to be effective

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Old 07-07-2009, 02:16 PM   #14 (permalink)
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Better hurry!

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Old 07-07-2009, 02:45 PM   #15 (permalink)
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I hunt them with a culinary torch - it seems to work, and its kinda FUN!
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Old 07-07-2009, 02:54 PM   #16 (permalink)
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Icon19 No more spiders

Terminix! They guarantee to keep them away. And it works. 1-(800) TERMINIX
Spiders are hard to get rid of. They can walk all over any insecticide with a residual left behind and it won't affect them because they don't clean themselves and therefore don't ingest the poison. Home-grown solution... spray all of them you see, then sweep them and their webs down and spray a perimeter insecticide to eliminate their food source.
Better solution... call Terminix and let a pro handle it. Much less headache. Much more effective.
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Old 07-07-2009, 02:56 PM   #17 (permalink)
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I spray about three times per year with off the shelf stuff from Lowe's.

I spray the floor along the walls of all rooms, along the top of the basement walls, and around the exterior at the top of the basement wall.

Works well, this practice has greatly reduced the number of bugs we see in our less than "tight" log cabin. In fact, we see almost zero bugs. Once I see a couple...time to spray again.
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Don't kill the daddy long legs, they actually trap and eat other spiders.
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Old 07-07-2009, 05:02 PM   #19 (permalink)
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The important question is; what kind of spiders do you have?

If it is Brown Recluse, or Black Widow, do whatever it takes. All others don't matter so much and keep other bugs under control.
I have reworked old houses, and lived in one that was full of Recluses. They get in places that are hard for poison to reach.

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Actually Terminix is the best solution for long term
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Old 07-07-2009, 09:35 PM   #22 (permalink)
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I got some granular ant and spider poison at Lowe's.
It worked fairly well but they've got to come to it so it was only partially effective. Might be a start though.
Let us know if you find any good solutions.
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Old 07-07-2009, 09:40 PM   #23 (permalink)
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Don't kill them or it will rain, and you can't drive the cobra, hang tight until you move.. haha
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Actually Terminix is the best solution for long term
Not if they operate there the same way they do in our area.

Call a small, reputable pest control firm OR vacuum the heck out of the entire place, and spray an over the counter residual insecticide. Repeat in 10 days.
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Old 07-07-2009, 10:05 PM   #25 (permalink)
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I know an old lady that swallowed a bird to catch the spider...
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Sticky traps for the spiders. Insecticide for their food supply.

Don't kill the wolf spiders! They eat brown recluse.

Careful picking up the sticky traps. Just cause a spider's stuck in one, it doesn't mean he's dead.

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I have black widows all over my house/garage/etc. Terminix kills them for about a week or two, but they keep coming back. Ive sprayed them directly with Spider Kill and watched them walk off like it was water. The only thing that will kill Black Widows effectively is Cold. Thats gonna be a problem here.
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Had a major Brown Widow infestation last year. The garage was full of the little buggers......Went out every morning ( they seemed to be out in their webs then ) & hit them with the shop vac. Kept it up for a couple of weeks & not a one this year. Make sure you get the egg sacs or it's all for nothing. I turned over every thing in the garage to make sure I got the buggers. Even had them through the Cobra....a whole knew meaning to worrying about getting bit.

As an aside, it did get me over my phobia with the eight legged bastards.
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Garage got turned upside down today and I tried to get every piece of dirt, dust, and unwanted debris out as well as spiders and webs. Will see how that works but I don't have my hopes up. I could deal with the spiders to be honest, it is just the webs everywhere that drive me totally bonkers. They can build those things so damn quick and they seem to love stringing them to my motorcycles and tools.
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I use Home Defense Max at my house. I get spiders in my basement all the time. freaks me out watching TV and one crawls on me.....yuck....

But the spiders must be eating something or they wouldn't hang around.....
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