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Getting Rid of Spiders in the Garden

I have an infestation of "harvestman" spiders in my garden, I need help! They suck the juice out of the leaves of the plant. If I spray a hosta plant there will be at least 100 of them running on our deck. They are everywhere, in every plant.

By Vicki K. from Ontario, Canada

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July 23, 20110 found this helpful

Ok! This is the third time I've tried to answer this question...Oy!

If you are referring to "Daddylonglegs" which are neither spiders, nor are they venomous, you are fortunate to have them. They would not be sucking juice from your plant leaves, as they will only ingest decaying vegetation. They will be eating other insects which are sucking your plant juices such as aphids, etc. Welcome them to your garden and tell them to "Get to work" on the other plant destroyers. Just my 2 cents worth.

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July 23, 20110 found this helpful

Oops! I didn't sign my answer about the "Daddylonglegs".
hillsmom in SE PA, USA

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July 23, 20110 found this helpful

I agree with Hillsmom, they would not be the ones injuring your plants. Most likely they're after whatever IS sucking your plants dry, and causing the damage. They cannot bite you, or otherwise cause you problems, so I would suggest leaving them, if you can.

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