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Old 06-08-07, 06:25 AM
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Spider Control

I have massive spiders all over my yard and around my house foundation. Most are harmless wolf spiders, and I know they are actually "good" to have. But the my wife and myself are both terrified of them and freak out when they get inside our home and in the garage. I want to exterminate everything living thing in my yard, I know it sounds crazy but I absolutely want all insects gone from my lawn. There are tons of spiders, flies, gnats, and things I have no idea what they are. I have heard the store bought treatments do not work well and are a waste of money, is there anything that is effective on spider control aswell as everything that crawls?

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Old 06-08-07, 07:13 AM
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I'm interested in spider control as well and what works best. People say wolf spiders are harmless, but the fact is they will still bite you. You won't necessarily die, but bottom line is they bite and will leave an irritated itchy welt.
 
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Old 06-08-07, 07:16 AM
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I know in general they are good for the eco-system and all that, but I have a ton of them. When I mow they are running in every direction! Some as large as the palm of my hand! It freaks me out and with the 4th of july coming up I dont want them crawling all over everything at my party!

Only thing I could find online was some stuff called Demon WP or something. Hopefully someone around here knows a thing or two about whiping out all living life in your yard. =)
 
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Spiders are carnivores and feed on other insects. A monthly perimeter treatment of the foundation and the surrounding area with residual insecticide tends to keep insects and spiders at bay. There are insecticide treatments for lawns, sprays, wettable powders, and granular. These are available for both under ground and above ground pests. Check at your local garden center. Read and follow label directions. Do not apply insecticide while people or pets are on the lawn. If using granular, water in. If using sprays, lawn in safe for traffic when it is dry.
 
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Old 06-08-07, 07:57 AM
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Every single product Home Depot and Lowes carries does not control spiders. Some direct contact type sprays will kill them if you hit them with it, but nothing put into the yard at those places even lists spiders as one of the things controlled. I searched for a half an hour a few nights ago and then asked a sales person. Thats why I am asking if anyone knows something else that you have to order offline.

DEMON WP is the only thing I have found so far, has anyone tried it?
 
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You can kill existing spiders in lawn, but they will continue to be a problem. Insecticides will kill spiders that come in contact with the insecticide, but those insect protective egg sacs will not. Spiders will continue to invade the property from adjoining properties. Spider control will have to be ongoing and will require patience and persistence.

The good thing about Demon WP is that it is a residual, which accounts for its effectiveness. Reapplications are necessary as rain and heavy dew take their toll on its presence in the lawn.

If you are having a lawn party, treat the lawn prior to the party. Spiders in the lawn at the time of the application should bite the dust and those that would dare enter during the party would make contact and hopefully die soon thereafter.

If spiders are a problem inside the home. Seal all gaps and entries to prevent them from coming in. This includes where pipes and wires enter the home and around pipes under sinks. Make sure all doors and windows seal tightly. Apply residual insecticide on door thresholds and in window sills. Vacuum and clean behind furniture frequently. Avoid clutter and places where spiders could hide. Spray baseboards with residual insecticide each month.

Professional exterminators are available to provide insecticide control for both interior and exterior of homes. The pros have access to chemicals that homeowners do not.
 
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As a note, where I work I have to manage a contract for pest control. One of the main points a technician will tell you is there is no bait or spray that works perfectly for spiders. The residual is your best bet on the lawns. They also have systems they can setup, at a nice cost, to help inside the home.
One item we have used at our hospitatlity school is called Dr. T's Cobweb Eliminator. Now im not a professional on this at all. But they continue to request it as it is doing a great job at eliminating the formation of the webs and therefore keeping spiders away. Give it some reading and consideration. However, this stuff is not cheap either. But it is definately all natural as well. Plenty of pro's/con's when it comes to spiders.

Anyone else have experience with this prodcut?

http://www.animalrepellents.com/products.html
http://www.cobwebeliminator.com

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Demon WP works well on spiders Tempo WP works better
Demand works well on everything

Spiders will seldomly be listed on an insecticide because they are design for spiders

Most of the older insecticides worked by the insect ingesting the product when it cleaned itslef after walking through it

Spiders walk on their toes and never clean them selves

Demon and Tempo (WP)work because they are very repellent
Demand (SCs)works because it acts like an ink blotter once it attaches itself to the bug

treat the walls of the home up to about the level of the windows treat around all doors windows and entry points and treat the eaves

For lawns use Tempo SC for lawns I would also use it on the home so as not to be forced to by two different formulations

Other products that will work on the home
If you can still find them are Knoxout and Webaway
 
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