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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I am looking for an organic way to get rid of black widow spiders.
This link below discusses Wrens, Eucalyptus, and Horse Chestnuts, and how to get rid of the spiders naturally.
This link below contains information and pictures on the Black and Brown Widow which is even more poisonous. But happily, even as venomous as they are, they are the least aggressive of the poisonous spiders, unless they feel threatened.
Here is some general information on the behavior and safe handling and hunting of these black widow spiders.
The black widow is the most poisenous but you cann't get rid of them yourself. They can kill you so get an exterminator.
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.
They keep the bugs down if you can stand to have them around.
lol "Let me guess what you do for a living"...
Is it dangerous to smash a female black widow spider in your home?
By tia from Stockton, CA
Well, smashing one would most likely mean it's dead so there's nothing to worry about ;-)
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.
What is the the Indian name for hedge balls or Osage orange? I have been told they are effective in getting rid of spiders.
By N. S.
Spiders smell at the ends of their legs, so they hate eucalyptus, lemon and pine scents. Here is a good guide.
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How do you get rid of black widow spiders? Is there a natural and/or affordable way to control them?