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Post by eddie on Wed Aug 13, 2014 10:58 pm

Don't know of it's the curse of this place and that bloody thread About spiders, but over the last few days I've had massive spiders in my house.
They freak me out!!!!

Why are they coming in?
Why are they so freaking big?
What am I so scared of?
HOW CAN I STOP BEING SO FREAKED OUT????

There's no point telling me I'm bigger than them blah blah, there's no point (sassy) telling me they catch flies blah blah or even that they spin little cute webs and make orphans blankets.
I don't care.

I hate them and they freak me out.

Any one got any good cures for me? Please??  Sad 

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Post by Guest on Wed Aug 13, 2014 11:03 pm

I suggest you contact a local zoo, many of which can provide therapy sessions for arachnophobes....

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Post by Guest on Wed Aug 13, 2014 11:04 pm

eddie wrote:Don't know of it's the curse of this place and that bloody thread About spiders, but over the last few days I've had massive spiders in my house.
They freak me out!!!!

Why are they coming in?
Why are they so freaking big?
What am I so scared of?
HOW CAN I STOP BEING SO FREAKED OUT????

There's no point telling me I'm bigger than them blah blah,  there's no point (sassy) telling me they catch flies blah blah or even that they spin little cute webs and make orphans blankets.
I don't care.

I hate them and they freak me out.

Any one got any good cures for me? Please??  Sad 

Don't suppose for one instant that it will work for you, but for my kids I gave them names, said who was related to who and how they were looking for food for their babies and said how Fred always avoided Johnny cos he was bigger and he didn't want to get beaten up, and Jeremy couldn't stand flies, they made him sick, but he liked mosquitoes, they were sweeter, things like that lol.

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Post by Guest on Wed Aug 13, 2014 11:04 pm

victorisnotamused wrote:I suggest you contact a local zoo, many of which can provide therapy sessions for arachnophobes....

They do indeed, Colchester Zoo had me holding a tarantula.

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Post by eddie on Wed Aug 13, 2014 11:07 pm

Well sassy that may work if I was three!! I am very calm in front of Jas who loves them (they are all Incy wincy lol) but I still tell her "mummy is wrapping them in tissue so they can swim in the toilet"

Vic, I've thought of that but I wouldn't get near one let alone hold one!!

Do you think it's the element of surprise I dislike??

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Post by Guest on Wed Aug 13, 2014 11:09 pm

eddie wrote:Well sassy that may work if I was three!! I am very calm in front of Jas who loves them (they are all Incy wincy lol) but I still tell her "mummy is wrapping them in tissue so they can swim in the toilet"

Vic, I've thought of that but I wouldn't get near one let alone hold one!!

Do you think it's the element of surprise I dislike??

Honestly Eddie, the zoo's are trained to help people like you who won't even go near one, and you must get near them to pick them up with tissue paper.

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Post by Guest on Wed Aug 13, 2014 11:11 pm

try it eddie...they dont take you and dump you in a tank full of them...they kinda gradually work your way up from a picture to a real one

spider spider on the wall
have you got no sense at all
cant you see that wall's been plastered
get down here you silly...................

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Post by eddie on Wed Aug 13, 2014 11:12 pm

Sassy wrote:
eddie wrote:Well sassy that may work if I was three!! I am very calm in front of Jas who loves them (they are all Incy wincy lol) but I still tell her "mummy is wrapping them in tissue so they can swim in the toilet"

Vic, I've thought of that but I wouldn't get near one let alone hold one!!

Do you think it's the element of surprise I dislike??

Honestly Eddie, the zoo's are trained to help people like you who won't even go near one, and you must get near them to pick them up with tissue paper.

True.
God I am not sure I can pick one up?? And I kind of feel that I'd be all cured in the zoo but get back home and be scared again??
I know it's weird but it not as worried by them outside - it's when they're in my house.
I feel if I don't kill them, they'll creep,up on me later on!!

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Post by eddie on Wed Aug 13, 2014 11:13 pm

victorisnotamused wrote:try it eddie...they dont take you and dump you in a tank full of them...they kinda gradually work your way up from a picture to a real one

spider spider on the wall
have you got no sense at all
cant you see that wall's been plastered
get down here you silly...................

Shhhhh!!! They will hear you!  Shocked 

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Post by Guest on Wed Aug 13, 2014 11:14 pm

eddie wrote:
Sassy wrote:

Honestly Eddie, the zoo's are trained to help people like you who won't even go near one, and you must get near them to pick them up with tissue paper.

True.
God I am not sure I can pick one up?? And I kind of feel that I'd be all cured in the zoo but get back home and be scared again??
I know it's weird but it not as worried by them outside - it's when they're in my house.
I feel if I don't kill them, they'll creep,up on me later on!!

Give them a try, better than living with a phobia.

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Post by eddie on Wed Aug 13, 2014 11:16 pm

Yes i hate it when the "spider time" comes in the year.

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Post by Guest on Wed Aug 13, 2014 11:20 pm

eddie wrote:Yes i hate it when the "spider time" comes in the year.

There was a huge one sat on the scales in my bathroom the other morning, told it to get off as it would have made me weigh more lol

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Post by Guest on Wed Aug 13, 2014 11:23 pm

my workshop is crawling with em.....

I wonder if I have ever unknowingly sent one out with a shipment to a customer....

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Post by Guest on Wed Aug 13, 2014 11:24 pm

victorisnotamused wrote:my workshop is crawling with em.....

I wonder if I have ever unknowingly sent one out with a shipment to a customer....

Like the ones that come over in bunches of bananas?  Suspect Suspect 

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Post by Guest on Wed Aug 13, 2014 11:25 pm

wonder what they eat during winter....each other I presume....

"There can be only one" pale 

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Post by eddie on Wed Aug 13, 2014 11:37 pm

http://www.seventhgeneration.com/learn/blog/natural-spider-repellent

Going to bet me some natural spider repellent.
Lemongrass oil - one hundred litres of the stuff  cheers 

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Post by Guest on Wed Aug 13, 2014 11:47 pm

eddie wrote:http://www.seventhgeneration.com/learn/blog/natural-spider-repellent

Going to bet me some natural spider repellent.
Lemongrass oil - one hundred litres of the stuff  cheers 

When I went to visit my Jackie once when she had just had my grandaughter and I went to help her out, asked her what was on her wall.   She'd sprayed a spider with glue instead of insect repellant and it was glued to the wall! She cried, cos she said it must have suffered, I said the repellant wouldn't have done it a lot of good lol.

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Post by eddie on Thu Aug 14, 2014 12:11 am

Sassy wrote:
eddie wrote:http://www.seventhgeneration.com/learn/blog/natural-spider-repellent

Going to bet me some natural spider repellent.
Lemongrass oil - one hundred litres of the stuff  cheers 

When I went to visit my Jackie once when she had just had my grandaughter and I went to help her out, asked her what was on her wall.   She'd sprayed a spider with glue instead of insect repellant and it was glued to the wall!  She cried, cos she said it must have suffered, I said the repellant wouldn't have done it a lot of good lol.

Oh bless her!
Id have cried because I'd have to scrape it off the wall....

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Post by FluffyBunny on Thu Aug 14, 2014 4:53 pm

Apparently the best way to cure one's fear is to face them.By that logic you should befriend the spiders  ::D:: ,let them crawl over yoUr hand and knit them wee woollen bonnet's.

If you don't fancy doing that for some reason( Razz ) I suggest you go with the lemongrass oil spray and hope they stay away!

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Post by Original Quill on Thu Aug 14, 2014 5:25 pm

FluffyBunny wrote:Apparently the best way to cure one's fear is to face them.By that logic you should befriend the spiders  ::D:: ,let them crawl over yoUr hand and knit them wee woollen bonnet's.

If you don't fancy doing that for some reason( Razz ) I suggest you go with the lemongrass oil spray and hope they stay away!

Where does one get lemongrass oil spray?

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Post by Guest on Thu Aug 14, 2014 7:45 pm

Sassy wrote:
victorisnotamused wrote:I suggest you contact a local zoo, many of which can provide therapy sessions for arachnophobes....

They do indeed, Colchester Zoo had me holding a tarantula.

Did it live?

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Post by Guest on Thu Aug 14, 2014 7:54 pm

Nems wrote:
Sassy wrote:

They do indeed, Colchester Zoo had me holding a tarantula.

Did it live?

See, proving me right again.

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Post by Guest on Thu Aug 14, 2014 7:56 pm

eddie wrote:
Sassy wrote:

When I went to visit my Jackie once when she had just had my grandaughter and I went to help her out, asked her what was on her wall.   She'd sprayed a spider with glue instead of insect repellant and it was glued to the wall!  She cried, cos she said it must have suffered, I said the repellant wouldn't have done it a lot of good lol.

Oh bless her!
Id have cried because I'd have to scrape it off the wall....

LOL

Opened the cupboard to get a tin of dog food out tonight and there was a spider as big as the top of the tin, even the dog jumped back. Knocked it into a cereal bowl and put it outside, it headed straight for the back door to get in again!

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Post by FluffyBunny on Thu Aug 14, 2014 8:25 pm

Original Quill wrote:
FluffyBunny wrote:Apparently the best way to cure one's fear is to face them.By that logic you should befriend the spiders  ::D:: ,let them crawl over yoUr hand and knit them wee woollen bonnet's.

If you don't fancy doing that for some reason( Razz ) I suggest you go with the lemongrass oil spray and hope they stay away!

Where does one get lemongrass oil spray?

The lemongrass oil spray...shop. Laughing 

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Post by eddie on Thu Aug 14, 2014 8:34 pm

Sassy wrote:
eddie wrote:
Sassy wrote:

When I went to visit my Jackie once when she had just had my grandaughter and I went to help her out, asked her what was on her wall.   She'd sprayed a spider with glue instead of insect repellant and it was glued to the wall!  She cried, cos she said it must have suffered, I said the repellant wouldn't have done it a lot of good lol.

Oh bless her!
Id have cried because I'd have to scrape it off the wall....

LOL

Opened the cupboard to get a tin of dog food out tonight and there was a spider as big as the top of the tin, even the dog jumped back.   Knocked it into a cereal bowl and put it outside, it headed straight for the back door to get in again!

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Post by eddie on Thu Aug 14, 2014 8:35 pm

Quill i just googled it and it took me to natural products shop,or something?
Do you want me to find the link?

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Post by Guest on Thu Aug 14, 2014 8:46 pm

This might help:


How to Make an Insect Repellant Out of Lemongrass
How to Make Your Own All-Natural Mosquito Insecticide

Things You'll Need

Lemongrass oil
Rubbing alcohol or distilled water
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Purchase pure lemongrass oil to use as a pure, natural and safe insect repellent. You can dilute the oil in rubbing alcohol or distilled water, and pour the mixture into a spray bottle for easy applications. Note that concentrated lemongrass oil may cause skin irritation if not diluted, so test your formula on a small patch of skin before spraying all over your body.
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Burn pure lemongrass oil in candles and small lamps in order to protect a larger outdoor area from insects. You can use a variety of lemongrass products such as tea lights, lanterns and even large torches for a decorative touch. If you form a perimeter around a picnic or barbecue area with the candles and lamps, you can protect hundreds of square feet from insect activity.
3

Use lemongrass oil with other types of natural oils to create an even stronger insect repellent. Lemongrass oil can be mixed with lemon eucalyptus oil for an insect repellent than can protect you for 5 to 6 hours per application. Rosemary oil, which can be extracted from the common rosemary plant, can be combined with lemongrass oil for a more aromatic formula than will repel an even greater variety of insects.
4

Add a few drops of lemongrass oil to other cosmetics for an aromatic yet effective way to discourage insects from biting. Lemongrass oil can be added to moisturizing lotions, sunscreens, shampoos and liquid hand soap. Just add lemongrass oil until its scent starts to dominate the other scents of the product.
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Grow lemongrass in your yard in order to have continual access to the oil. Lemongrass grows quickly and easily in many climates, and the plant itself tends to act as an insect repellent. You can extract the oil by grinding up the leaves, by chopping the lower stalks of the plant into small pieces, or by rubbing the juices directly on your skin.



Read more : http://www.ehow.com/how_2164040_use-lemongrass-oil-as-insect.html


It's really easy to grow, I have pots of herbs in the garden and lemon grass is one of the easiest, and lemon balm.

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Post by Lone Wolf on Thu Aug 14, 2014 9:13 pm

eddie wrote:
http://www.seventhgeneration.com/learn/blog/natural-spider-repellent

Going to bet me some natural spider repellent.
Lemongrass oil - one hundred litres of the stuff  cheers 


AND after the first couple of weeks your friendly neighbourhood spiders will be smelling of lemongrass, as they learn to use it as their new deodorant !

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Post by Guest on Thu Aug 14, 2014 9:15 pm

well they would need it wolf...I mean...eight arm/leg pits to stop stinking......

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Post by Lone Wolf on Thu Aug 14, 2014 9:16 pm

Original Quill wrote:
FluffyBunny wrote:
Apparently the best way to cure one's fear is to face them.By that logic you should befriend the spiders  ::D:: ,let them crawl over yoUr hand and knit them wee woollen bonnet's.

If you don't fancy doing that for some reason( Razz ) I suggest you go with the lemongrass oil spray and hope they stay away!


Where does one get lemongrass oil spray?

 Idea 

WHY NOT make your own ?

AND inevitably save 80-90% on the grossly inflated retail prices..

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Post by eddie on Thu Aug 14, 2014 9:17 pm

Lone Wolf wrote:
eddie wrote:
http://www.seventhgeneration.com/learn/blog/natural-spider-repellent

Going to bet me some natural spider repellent.
Lemongrass oil - one hundred litres of the stuff  cheers 


AND after the first couple of weeks your friendly neighbourhood spiders will be smelling of lemongrass, as they learn to use it as their new deodorant !

 tongue 

That's my plan wolf  Cool 

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Post by Lone Wolf on Thu Aug 14, 2014 9:19 pm

victorisnotamused wrote:
my workshop is crawling with em.....

 

Just like my shadehouse..

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Post by eddie on Thu Aug 14, 2014 9:19 pm

If anyone's interested here's the site:

http://www.naturallythinking.com/categories/Aromatherapy/

And you mix the lemongrass oil with vodka but I'm sure water would be fine??

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Post by Guest on Thu Aug 14, 2014 9:25 pm

eddie wrote:If anyone's interested here's the site:

http://www.naturallythinking.com/categories/Aromatherapy/

And you mix the lemongrass oil with vodka but I'm sure water would be fine??

nope...you need the alcohol content to dissolve the oil in the lemon grass......

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Post by eddie on Thu Aug 14, 2014 10:02 pm

victorisnotamused wrote:
eddie wrote:If anyone's interested here's the site:

http://www.naturallythinking.com/categories/Aromatherapy/

And you mix the lemongrass oil with vodka but I'm sure water would be fine??

nope...you need the alcohol content to dissolve the oil in the lemon grass......

Can I use anything other than vodka?
And also where would I buy plain alcohol from vic?

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Post by Guest on Thu Aug 14, 2014 10:09 pm

eddie wrote:
victorisnotamused wrote:

nope...you need the alcohol content to dissolve the oil in the lemon grass......

Can I use anything other than vodka?
And also where would I buy plain alcohol from vic?

Rubbing alcohol/surgical spirit from a chemist would do it Eds.

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Post by Guest on Thu Aug 14, 2014 10:32 pm

eddie wrote:
victorisnotamused wrote:

nope...you need the alcohol content to dissolve the oil in the lemon grass......

Can I use anything other than vodka?
And also where would I buy plain alcohol from vic?

Ebay...look for isopropyl alcohol the 70% stuf would do, but you can get 100%

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/1-X-500ml-IPA-ISOPROPYL-ALCOHOL-ISOPROPANOL-LIQUID-99-9-Watertight-Screw-Cap-/261227172970?pt=UK_BOI_Medical_Lab_Equipment_Lab_Supplies_ET&hash=item3cd25a546a

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Post by Guest on Thu Aug 14, 2014 10:33 pm

which just happens to be.......rubbing alcohol.....

BUT rubbing alcohol from the chemist contains oil of wintergreen...which stinks......

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Post by Guest on Thu Aug 14, 2014 10:55 pm

I taken a photo on my phone of the spider that was in the cupboard, which was the same as one I had found in the bathroom on the scales to other day.   It was a Huntsman Spider definitely:



Matched my the pic on my phone exactly.

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Post by harvesmom on Thu Aug 14, 2014 11:50 pm

My Sister hates spiders, she has one of these

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Katcha-spider-catcher-insect-catcher-humane-trap-/320751789659

I don't mind them to be honest, as long as they don't start crawling over me they can get on with whatever spiders do  Smile 
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Post by Original Quill on Fri Aug 15, 2014 3:46 am



In my home in Gates Pass, Tucson (like this), we always had cocktails on the deck patio.  A large tarantula would join us on the screen door every night.



One day I had a guest from the Arid Lands Department of the University join us.  He explained...the evening lights on the patio attracted her dinner, which attracted her.  



She was just joining us for the social gathering.


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Post by Original Quill on Fri Aug 15, 2014 7:08 am

FluffyBunny wrote:
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Where does one get lemongrass oil spray?

The lemongrass oil spray...shop. Laughing 

We don't have those around here. We have a Raley's Market. I'll check. Lol.

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Or this,


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Three Methods:Keeping Spiders Away Outdoors Keeping Spiders Away Indoors Spider Repellents

If you don't want to deal with spiders but hate the idea of exterminating them after they already invade your space, there are several tactics you can use to keep spiders away altogether. Some techniques will limit the number of spiders hanging out in your yard while others simply discourage them from finding their way indoors. Keep reading to learn more.
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Method 1 of 3: Keeping Spiders Away Outdoors

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   1   Remove debris from your yard.[1] Most spiders like to hide in dark places, and yard debris provides the perfect hiding spot for any arachnid wanting to set up camp in your yard.
       Remove piles of dead leaves, grass clippings, piles of wood, boxes, tires, plywood, and empty containers from the yard.
       It is especially essential that your remove debris from around the perimeter of your home's foundation in order to keep spiders out of your house. If you want to keep spiders away from your yard as much as possible, though, you should remove these items from your yard altogether.
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   2   Keep tall grass and weeds out of your yard. If debris is not available, the next place spiders will look will be shrubs, tall grass, and tall weeds. Trimming your weeds and cutting your grass short will reduce the number of spiders in your yard by creating a less appealing habitat.
       You do not need to get rid of your shrubs and bushes completely, but you should at least avoid planting them next to the foundation of your house to limit the number of spiders wandering inside.
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   3   Limit your outdoor storage. Boxes and bags of items stored in outdoor sheds and garages are another appealing spot for spiders. Reducing the number of items you store outdoors will also reduce the number of spiders you spot.
       If you do plan to store something outside, put it into a sealed plastic container instead of a cardboard box. Sealed containers prevent most spiders from squeezing inside, so you will have fewer unpleasant surprises to deal with when you open the container later on.
       Check boxes stored outdoors before you bring them into the house.
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   4   Remove webs when you spot them. When you see a spider web on the side of a building or somewhere in your yard, physically remove the web to discourage the spider that built it from returning.
       In most instances, you will need to remove the web with a broom, mop, or garden hose.
       If you are near enough to an electrical outlet, you can also use a vacuum to remove webs and egg sacs you spot outside.
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   5   Avoid using outdoor lighting. While outdoor lighting has nothing to do with spiders directly, outdoor lights will attract many insects, and the increased number of insects will also lead to a spike in your spider population.
       Use your outdoor lights as little as possible.
       Direct the lights away from your house to draw the insects and spiders further away from your foundation.
       Switch to yellow bulbs. The softer light is less appealing to insects and may not draw as many as a bright white light does.[2]

Method 2 of 3: Keeping Spiders Away Indoors

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   1   Seal cracks in your walls. Apply silicone caulk to any cracks around your windows and doors or along the foundation of your home.
       Most spiders will sneak into a building through these various cracks and unintended openings. Sealing the cracks will prevent the spiders from coming in.
       You can purchase caulk from a hardware store. Follow the instructions provided on the label to prepare and apply the caulk correctly.
       When you apply the caulk, make sure that the cracks are completely filled and covered.
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   2   Install tight-fitting screens, weather stripping, and door sweeps.[3] These are the other types of passageways spiders use to invade your home.
       Weather stripping and door sweeps will seal the gaps left at the bottom and sides of your doors and windows. Door sweeps are especially important because you cannot use caulk to cover the crack at the bottom of the doorway, making a properly fit door sweep your only means of cutting that path off from spiders.
       A tight-fitting screen is also an essential tool. Spiders can slip in through the gaps left by loose screens, and so can many insects spiders like to feed on. Install screens over your windows and vents.
       Repair any holes in your screens as soon as you spot them. If you spot a hole in your screen, repair it or replace the screen. Otherwise, spiders and insects may find their way into your home through that hole.
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   3   Clean away clutter. Spiders gravitated toward clutter inside a building as readily as they do outside a building.
       Do not let piles of clothing, papers, towels, linens, or shoes sit on the floor.
       If you do leave a pile of clutter on the floor, shake out each piece of material as you clean the clutter up to shake off any unwelcome spiders.
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   4   Place storage items in sealed plastic bins. Spare clothing, holiday decorations, extra linens, and other objects that belong in long-term storage should be stored in sealed containers to prevent spiders from sneaking in.
       Do not use cardboard boxes. If you must rely on cardboard boxes, however, cover all exposed openings with packing tape.
       Good storage methods are especially important for items stored in a dark basement or attic.
       Consider storing outdoor tools and sports equipment in sealed storage containers, as well. This includes roller skates, gardening tools and clothing, ski boots, and team uniforms. If you do not want to store these items in plastic bins, store them in a large plastic bag with a tight seal and no holes.[4]
       Cover all sources of pet and human food. Spiders are not interested in human and pet food, but insects that spiders feed on are very interested in these food sources. As a result, keeping food hidden away in sealed bags and containers will attract fewer insects, thereby attracting fewer spiders.
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   5   Dust and vacuum regularly.[5] You should regularly clean your general living area, but every couple of weeks, you should also clean around the areas where spiders like to dwell.
       Vacuuming and dusting removes both full-grown spiders and egg sacs, preventing the latter from hatching and producing a vast quantity of baby spiders.
       Vacuum under furniture, inside closets, under heaters, and around all baseboards.
       Dust high wall corners and other areas prone to little human or pet activity.

Method 3 of 3: Spider Repellents

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   1   Use essential oils. There are a number of essential oils that are touted as spider repellents. If you mix these oils with dish soap and warm water, you can create a repellent that may ward away most common house spiders.[6]
       Peppermint essential oil is the most popular option, but you can also try tea tree oil, citrus oil, lavender oil, or neem oil.
       The idea is that the above mentioned essential oils have potent smells that are unappealing to spiders.
       You need to add dish soap to make the solution more effective. The soap breaks apart the oil molecules, allowing the oil to mix more consistently throughout the water.
       Use 5 to 10 drops of essential oil. Put the essential oil in a 16-oz (500-ml) spray bottle and fill the bottle to the brim with warm water. Place the cap back on the bottle and shake to combine.
       Use this spray along openings spiders may squeeze in through, including window frames and door cracks. Reapply every few days, or as the odor fades.
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   2   Coat entry points with the scent of lemon. You can accomplish this by rubbing lemon peel around the area or by spraying diluted lemon juice.[7]
       Cut a lemon and remove the flesh. Rub the peel around door and window frames so that these areas are thoroughly covered by the scent.
       Alternatively, you could mix equal parts water and lemon juice in a spray bottle and spray any exposed cracks, door frames, or window frames with the solution.
       Like essential oils, lemons are though to repel spiders due to their potent scent.
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   3   Scatter horse chestnuts around the perimeter of your home. The seeds of the horse chestnut tree, also called "conkers," have been used as spider repellents for ages.
       Gather a few handfuls of horse chestnuts and line them up around the perimeter of your house on the interior and exterior walls. Doing so should discourage spiders from breaking the barrier and coming into your home.
       Change out the horse chestnuts every other week to prevent them from rotting and causing more problems.
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   4   Let the scent of cinnamon drift through your house. Burn cinnamon scented candles or cinnamon oil in an oil burner.
       As with many other home remedies, this fix relies on the notion that spiders find the strong odor of cinnamon repulsive.
       As a result, anything that puts the smell of cinnamon in the air qualifies as a potential spider repellent. This includes cinnamon baked goods, cinnamon oil, cinnamon candles, and cinnamon bath and body sprays.
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   5   Make a solution with coconut oil and vinegar. Fill a spray bottle with this solution and spray it around suspected entry points and hide-outs.
       Combine one part coconut oil with two parts white distilled vinegar in a spray bottle. Cap the bottle and shake well to mix.
       Spray this solution around door and window cracks and dark places where spiders may hide out.
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   6   Only use chemical insecticides to get rid of possible food sources. Most insecticides and chemical repellents do not work against spiders.
       You could try a chemical repellent labeled for use against spiders, but if you opt for a chemical treatment, you might have better luck if you use a chemical to kill off the spiders' food, instead.
       Determine what the most prevalent food source around your yard and home is and purchase an insecticide or repellent labeled for use against that source.
       Read the package instructions carefully so that you apply the chemical properly. Wear protective gear when applying poison and do not let animals or small children come in contact with it.
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A natural way to keep spiders away
Warnings

   Note that natural spider repellents may only have limited success. There is no scientific evidence to support the claim that natural repellents work against spiders, and these tactics are generally considered to be folk remedies.
   Wear gloves when moving boxes and containers located in dark areas, like your storage shed or basement. Spiders may be hanging out in these areas already, and a pair of thick gloves may help prevent you from being bitten.

Things You'll Need

   Lawn mower
   Weed trimmer
   Plastic storage containers
   Gloves
   Soft outdoor lights
   Garden hose or broom
   Silicone caulk
   Tight-fitting screens
   Door sweeps
   Weather stripping
   Duster
   Vacuum cleaner
   Spray bottle
   Essential oils
   Dish soap
   Warm water
   Lemon or lemon juice
   Horse chestnuts
   Cinnamon oil
   Coconut oil
   Vinegar
   Insecticides or insect repellents

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   ↑ http://www.ipm.ucdavis.edu/PMG/PESTNOTES/pn7442.html
   ↑ http://magazine.foxnews.com/at-home/house-spiders-friend-or-foe
   ↑ http://www.ohio.com/lifestyle/ask-mary/ask-mary-beth-keeping-spiders-out-of-a-finished-basement-1.253863
   ↑ http://www.desertusa.com/desert-animals/brown_recluse_spider.html
   ↑ http://www.aces.edu/dept/extcomm/newspaper/spiders.html
   ↑ http://everydayroots.com/how-to-get-rid-of-spiders
   ↑ http://www.athriftymrs.com/2011/09/how-to-keep-spiders-away.html

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Re: Ok, cure me please: SPIDERS!

Post by nicko on Fri Aug 15, 2014 10:21 am

I find a round or two of .50 cal has the better effect!
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Re: Ok, cure me please: SPIDERS!

Post by Lone Wolf on Fri Aug 15, 2014 2:52 pm

Original Quill wrote:
 Wear gloves when moving boxes and containers located in dark areas, like your storage shed or basement. Spiders may be hanging out in these areas already, and a pair of thick gloves may help prevent you from being bitten.


Yeah, right ==  "when moving boxes and containers.. a pair of thick gloves... blah, blah, blah."

Some of those desk-jockeys preparing those advisory leaflets really do have NO idea ~ not only don't I wear his suggested "thick gloves" ~ but my choice of footwear (thongs/"flip-flops"..) would surely give him apoplexy ?
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Re: Ok, cure me please: SPIDERS!

Post by Original Quill on Fri Aug 15, 2014 6:06 pm

Lone Wolf wrote:
Original Quill wrote:
 Wear gloves when moving boxes and containers located in dark areas, like your storage shed or basement. Spiders may be hanging out in these areas already, and a pair of thick gloves may help prevent you from being bitten.


Yeah, right ==  "when moving boxes and containers.. a pair of thick gloves... blah, blah, blah."

Some of those desk-jockeys preparing those advisory leaflets really do have NO idea ~ not only don't I wear his suggested "thick gloves" ~ but my choice of footwear (thongs/"flip-flops"..) would surely give him apoplexy ?
 ::d&f::

Yeah...well, I was just bored last night and the Brit crowd had already gone to sleep.  So I just copied it...don't necessarily stand behind it, but thought it might be informative or interesting.

'Sides, I don't have any difficulty wearing gloves. Nor heavy boots, for that matter.

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Re: Ok, cure me please: SPIDERS!

Post by feelthelove on Fri Aug 15, 2014 7:29 pm

As a teenager I lived in the country and the spiders were pretty meaty  affraid They scared the life out of me, my Dad used to come home to various pots, glasses, cups etc confining them! I'd find them in my bed, freaked me out big time!

The ones I see now are nothing in comparison, babies  ::pntyswrd::

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Post by Guest on Fri Aug 15, 2014 7:31 pm

feelthelove wrote:As a teenager I lived in the country and the spiders were pretty meaty  affraid They scared the life out of me, my Dad used to come home to various pots, glasses, cups etc confining them! I'd find them in my bed, freaked me out big time!

The ones I see now are nothing in comparison, babies  ::pntyswrd::

In the bed !?  Shocked 

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