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Old 28-04-2014, 19:10   #31
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Is this the right product?

http://spiderkill.com/

If so you might want to read the MSDS. Highly toxic to many things like fish and bees.

http://spiderkill.com/ClipperSpiderK...-440-44330.pdf

Too toxic IMHO.
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I don't like killing them. The oils I suggested just make them want to be somewhere else.
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Old 28-04-2014, 19:25   #32
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The Home Defense Max has a similar MSDS. Spiders are really hard to kill...

Around here the problem is in the autumn, when the spiders move into the warm interior and not finding insects start feeding on humans. I have no sense of humor about spider bites...

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Hmmm...Spiders feeding on humans...right.
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Well, I don't know if they are actually feeding but they sure as hell bite, and they can be quite painful.

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We find keeping a gecko or two onboard keeps the spiders (and other bugs) down considerably. Probably difficult to find geckos in NY, though…

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Later, you remove the Geckos by adding a few snakes. I hear they are a tasty snack too. Try with peanut butter.
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OK, that photo grossed me out. Reminds me of Bangkok...

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Maybe if the Thais would consider bedbugs a delicacy they wouldn't be such a problem there...

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Later, you remove the Geckos by adding a few snakes. I hear they are a tasty snack too. Try with peanut butter.
Having had to capture and remove a 6' snake on board, the geckos didn't seem fazed by it at all. Geckos are small and harmless, poop MUCH less than the spiders (and, strangely enough, always in the same place), never leave a nasty web everywhere to walk through, and are almost never seen.

When we don't have surreptitious geckos, we try to hunt a few and make them our boat slaves...

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Having had to capture and remove a 6' snake on board, the geckos didn't seem fazed by it at all. Geckos are small and harmless, poop MUCH less than the spiders (and, strangely enough, always in the same place), never leave a nasty web everywhere to walk through, and are almost never seen.

When we don't have surreptitious geckos, we try to hunt a few and make them our boat slaves...

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Do they get you a better deal on your boat insurance?
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Ha! Unfortunately, no…

BTW, I haven't seen US TV in several years - is the Geico gecko still going?

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Oboy - yes the gecko lives. The latest ad shows him on a yacht, then zooms out and it is a child's RC boat on a pond.

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Oboy - yes the gecko lives. The latest ad shows him on a yacht, then zooms out and it is a child's RC boat on a pond.

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Good lord! How big are the spiders on that thing?

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Good lord! How big are the spiders on that thing?



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Maybe they'd be found starring here?
http://tvbythenumbers.zap2it.com/201...n-syfy/245284/ (no I didn't see it but am amused by B movies)

On topic I use Starbrite Spider Away. Non toxic with a mix of oils. It does stink but I try to keep it as poison free as possible near people. It has to be reapplied often.

http://www.starbrite.com/item/spider...ider-repellent
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Good grief, Starbrite really does have something for anything!


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I had plenty of spiders on my boat in central KY last year. The most I was able to do was spray them off but the webs stuck around longer and made a mess of things. I do like the idea of getting away from the dock long enough for them to disappear. If I was able to, I would.
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