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Can and will these spiders come back in spring/summer?

Question: Can and will these spiders come back in spring/summer?

(Posted by: on 2012-02-24 22:23:43)

Well last spring/ summer our house was pretty infested with spiders. Especially my back yard since we have a bunch of junk back there. But what really scares me is that we get Brown recluses here at my house and black widows. Lucky enough I haven't been bitten yet, but I almost did last year by a black widow. Is there anything I can do to lessen the amounts of spiders we get here like at all??


Posted by: daniel g on 2012-02-24, 23:23:40

There is nothing you can do about spiders inhabiting outdoor environments, but widows love junk yards. You wont get widows and recluse together, one will kill the other off. There is no such thing as almost getting bitten by a spider.(that's like almost winning the lottery) You will never rid spiders completely, but clearing out junk and potential hiding places,cutting back shrubs,weeds,and grass, will reduce their numbers. Indoors, routine cleaning with a vacuum and maybe some sticky traps will help keep spiders under control,as well as insects they feed on.


Posted by: jean ann j on 2012-02-25, 08:17:42

Lemon Pledge furniture polish will repel spiders. Spiders do not like citrus scents. It must taste bad and feel bad to their feet. Glue boards along the baseboards will trap some of the spiders. Brown recluse spiders like to get in clothes and boxes. And things on the floor. The baby spiders winterize in eggs and when warm weather arrives they come out of the eggs. There are oodles of little spiders in one egg. Yes, there will be spiders again.


Posted by: jim on 2012-02-25, 08:17:45

Daniel g's Answer was of course excellent. It's also possible that something is preventing their natural predators from controlling the population. Ladybugs and Praying Mantis are the only ones that comes immediately to mind. (You can PM him through YA and ask for more info, or where to find info.) I'm very lucky here in central FL with -no- 'serious' bug problem. Lots of squirrels eat the big bugs, they eat the little bugs, and there are always some of everything around but never an overpopulation. It's only the scorpion that scares the snotrag out of me - can't go out without footwear, and 3 have them have gotten inside over 2 years. :/


Posted by: Tim Wood on 2012-02-28, 12:29:17

You can not get rid of the spiders in your back yard. That's their natural habitat and they shouldn't be killed because that's where they belong. Make sure to clear out your yard, then there wouldn't be so much of spiders there. Spiders are harmless to humans. Their bite is not dangerous. It causes swelling and itching and leaves a scar if it's a venemous spider.


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