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Old 30-08-2011, 04:46   #16
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Re: Wifey No Likey Spiders

I'm with Bruce 626. The spiders keep the other bugs under control.

Make friends with them.
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Old 30-08-2011, 05:01   #17
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+1 on the Home Defense. I go around the boat after dark with a flashlight and spray all that are out. During the day spray under the rub rail, engine vents, pulpit, & dock lines. About every 2 weeks keeps them at bay, always a new batch waiting to try their luck.
+2....on the Home Defense spray...kills them in minutes. ($9.00 for almost a gallon...enough to do my trawler all year... actually plenty to do several boats all year)

Trick is to get to where they are living. Used it but they seemed to come back too fast.

With haul out for Irene...saw dozens living in the drip cut on my stern rub strake...easy to spray from the ground. Shouldhave them unde control now.

The spray is good for lot's of insects and is reported to me way less harmful to humans than older pesticides.
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Old 30-08-2011, 05:53   #18
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Re: Wifey No Likey Spiders

A cat is also a good alternative and can purr itself into your heart.
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Old 30-08-2011, 09:02   #19
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A cat is also a good alternative and can purr itself into your heart.
I'd rather have the spiders....
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Old 30-08-2011, 09:27   #20
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Re: Wifey No Likey Spiders

We had a spider problem untill I was at the grocery store about a week ago and found "Raid Max for spiders and scorpios" for indoor and outdoors, it kills the big spiders and small ones in about 30 seconds. I was spraying for them the other day when a mosquito flue past the mist and fell out of the air dead. It really works well I'm sure glad fall is nearly here and the boat is cleaned of spiders before they come inside the boat, spider bites are nasty.
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Old 30-08-2011, 11:24   #21
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Re: Wifey No Likey Spiders

Unfortunately, if you're in a marina, spiders seem to come with the slip rental. When we had a single dock, we never had much of a problem We just bought a can of spider killing spray and used it for the first time last Sunday. Don't know yet how well it'll work - we sprayed the inside of our pulpit cover as an experiment - but it can't be worse than doing nothing! If you ever find a better solution, please let me know.
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Re: Wifey No Likey Spiders

i only kill th e solid brown and solid black ones--i been letting the striped ones live---mebbe 50 percent of em--- there are way too many skeeters here to kill all the spideys, even tho spidey skeerededs the hail outta me.....they do no tm,ake it into boat--i dont care what kinda spidey it is--- DIE SPIDEY!!!!!
i hope they have the good home depot spray here--i need a gallon......
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Eesch, just the mention of spiders gives me the heeby-jeebies. The cabin has been fairly spider free, but we have had some HUGE ones in the bimini and the sails. I +3 the home defense max, but can it be sprayed on fabrics?
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I have used a noise box in my camper for years. Weeds grow around it parked on my country property, and the unit would be fast overrun with critters without the box.

We just spent three weeks in the camper and no signs of bugs or mice.

The noise box is sold at harbor freight and sometimes Walmart. About $40.

Puts off noises pests (& people don't like being around)

Going to put one in my sailboat in hopes of doing away with spiders.
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Re: Wifey No Likey Spiders

ok..spidey season got me now--yes--fabrics are ok with home defense--is what i use -- spray EVERYTHING..inside and out......good luck...
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ok..spidey season got me now--yes--fabrics are ok with home defense--is what i use -- spray EVERYTHING..inside and out......good luck...
+1 I've found it's helpful to go around the boat & slip at night with HD max & a flashlight spraying spiders while their out.
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Re: Wifey No Likey Spiders

We do have lots of spiders in the Midwest, this year because it was so dry. I hate the poop they leave and what is the best cleanner for that is my question for white. We are under covered slips and they come from that and seem to like the bimini's and canvas covers, the grill. We don't have them inside the cabin, but always brushing webs they make and cleanning black spots from them. I'm a wife and my job is cleanning boat and need help with a good spot cleanner...suggestions
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