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Old 07-07-2014, 12:05   #1
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Hauled out at George town on the Sassafras to paint the bottom....great marina and beautiful setting......except infestation of spiders, I don't mind spiders but this is too much, am now in Baltimore and they are still everywhere (outside), they nest in stanchions, blocks, lines...I use to gently put them ashore now I just kill them, there is no stopping them. how to get rid of spiders?
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Old 07-07-2014, 12:22   #2
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Re: spiders

I think there was a thread on just this problem a while back. Might want to search for it because a lot of people offered solutions.

We find that often times spider infestations come in waves because they have hatched and are flying through the air landing on boats. Usually you will see wisps of their parachute threads in the rigging when this happens. Hitting areas fast and hard with spider spray often gets rid of them quickly.

Other times, we get them from being tied to a dock or on land for a length of time. Then when we are on the water again, just killing them as we see them seems to get rid of them after a month.

Of course, getting rid of their food supply helps, but who doesn't cruise where gnats and other bugs exist? The good thing is that spiders help with bug, but the bad thing is that they then poop those bugs everywhere and create a mess.

Having a gecko or two on board really works wonders on spiders. I suppose that is going to be a bit more difficult where you are.

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Hauled out at George town on the Sassafras to paint the bottom....great marina and beautiful setting......except infestation of spiders, I don't mind spiders but this is too much, am now in Baltimore and they are still everywhere (outside), they nest in stanchions, blocks, lines...I use to gently put them ashore now I just kill them, there is no stopping them. how to get rid of spiders?
Depends on species of spiders. If you picked them up in Georgetown maybe just keeping the boat in Baltimore for the winter would do the trick, especially if it freezes.

More details about the spider, like a pix will help.
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I'm sure the winter here will kill them but.....in the meantime the stains they leave...hard to clean
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Re: spiders

Search for them at dusk. Throw them overboard. We stuff dryer anti static sheets in the dodger (where the rails go) They love to hide there but the dryer sheets keeps them out. I guess they don't like the fragrance.
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Re: spiders

I have seeen lots of spiders on our boat this year, I guess they got onboard when we were in GT also.

Hey Carlos, we are planning to do the air show weekend in Baltimore on Sept 13 for the blue angels and fireworks, maybe we can meetup then!
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Re: spiders

How about already immobilized spiders. Hoisted the main yesterday and many mud wasp cocoons fell to deck. This particular wasp paralyzes the spider for the larvae food supply. Scores of spiders, thumbnail size.
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We have had good luck with putting a little detergent in water in a garden sprayer, and spray where they are. I believe they die, but whatever, they go away.

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Food grade Diatomacious earth, in a squeeze box. Both available on Amazon.com. The DE doesn't harm humans and it kills all kinds of bugs following contact. Unfortunately it doesn't seem to work if they just walk through it, or maybe it takes effect too slowly for me to notice.
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Nippon Ant Spray, best spider killer I've ever seen. They don't comeback neither.

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Re: spiders

Big box store...Ortho Home defense Insecticide - $15

Completely ridded my severely infested trawler and assistance Towboat in 3 days.

You can see the spiders stagger and die in minutes.

They will sooner or later will come back...the instruction label will tell you a preventative procedure...but it's not a severe chemical attack on your senses.
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great idea we'll be there
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