Got out of control cob webs in your house? Well, I did until I figured out that spider webs form the base of your basic cob web. I used to be very thankful to the daddy long legs spider because they caught and trapped all of the mosquitoes, gnats, etc. But one day I looked up at my semi-cathedral ceiling and it was covered in a false-cover of cob webs. It was huge!
I decided to eliminate the poor spiders. Agree or not, I let off one of those bug killer bombs (only one) in my house. That's all it took. No more spider cob webs for the next 3 years! They won't hurt your pets, but you do have to air out your house, so cover all your fish tanks, pots and pans or anything else exposed to the gas. Take your pets somewhere else for 2 hours or so.
I have had no bad results, including danger to my two 18 year old cats. I would rather do this than to pay a huge price for the bug man.
By sue123 from Oroville, CA
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By valery 05/11/2010
Actually heating an empty Teflon pan CAN kill birds. A birds respiratory system is very sensitive.
By Kathy 04/17/2010
To Amandablue, heating a teflon pan and killing a bird is a falacy. Your normal kitchen stove could never get the pan hot enough to let off those kinds of vapors. You would need a furnace.
By Sandi 04/14/2010
I still worry about pets getting "gassed" this bomb mist must land some where? If you have birds they are very affected by sprays etc. As a matter of fact burning a teflon pan can kill a bird. Be careful! I would rather vac a few spiders then make my pets sick.
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I would like to know how to get rid of cobwebs. We have a house in the country and only are there on the weekends. I can clean and get them down and the very next weekend the cobwebs are back. What can I do to get rid of them. Thanks
By Rene J. from Bessemer, AL
God created all living things for a purpose. We are to take control over them. Don't just kill for the sake of killing. Many spiders are harmless, not aggressive, and perform a wonderful service to prevent all sorts of insects from flying around, getting into cupboards and laying eggs in clothes and foods. Usually those found low and in darker areas are more harmful than those found higher and in plain sight. There are a few that cause nasty bites, and less that are poisonous if they bite in their own defense. Few are aggressive, none go searching for a human to eat. : ) (10/10/2009)