Many spiders are helpful to have in your garden. However, black widow spiders can be dangerous to have around your home and garden. This is a guide about getting rid of black widow spiders.
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I live in Southern California and get many black widow spiders around my home. Spray insecticide just doesn't work on these spiders, as they clean the spray off of them and are right back within the hour.
When I see a black widow, I use spray glue. Once sprayed with the spray glue, they are not going anywhere and I know for sure they are dead. Next day, I brush any glue residue away with a broom. My sister almost died from being bitten by a black widow and I do not want them around.
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What is the the Indian name for hedge balls or Osage orange? I have been told they are effective in getting rid of spiders.
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By Sandi 01/23/2014
Spiders smell at the ends of their legs, so they hate eucalyptus, lemon and pine scents. Here is a good guide.
I am looking for an organic way to get rid of black widow spiders.
By Macie4 03/05/2012
I put fresh spearmint in my closets and under furniture to make sure I do not have spiders. I do not know if it will help with black widows but nothing lost if it does not.
I had an outdoor storage unit that was full of spider webs and spiders and when I put the spearmint in the unit was clean I also do not have anymore spiders in the house. No more spiders for me.
Is it dangerous to smash a female black widow spider in your home?
By Tia from Stockton, CA
By Lilac 05/05/2010
Black widows live in clusters because they just do not travel far. So if you see one you can be sure there are more around. You need professional help. Not just some person who comes to spray your home but a real professional company that knows how to get rid of them,
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How do you get rid of black widow spiders? Is there a natural and/or affordable way to control them? We have pets and a three year old child to take into consideration while searching for a solution.
Shawn from Las Vegas, NV
Small children and pets can easily be killed by a black widow bite, so keeping the kids out of the sprayed area for a while is a small price to pay, to make sure your kids and fur kids are safe. I'm a strong advocate for living green, but in some cases, chemicals simply must be used. (03/08/2009)