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#1 of 8 Old 05-08-2002, 01:37 PM - Thread Starter
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I hate spiders!!!!! I CANNOT STAND THEM!!!! They love to bite me and they ick me out!!

What will keep the spiders away?? they are starting to move in....

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#2 of 8 Old 05-08-2002, 03:04 PM
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I have no idea whether this really works, but I had a friend once who put halved osage oranges in the corners of her rooms to keep spiders away. They're a really funny fruit [don't think it's edible] that grew where we lived in Indiana; they look like green brains.
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We have more than our share of spiders too. I find them constantly in the corners of our rooms and, sorry to offend anyone, I smush them.

I researched this on-line and the only thing that came up (that wasn't toxic) were these pre-made triangle shaped boxes that had sticky tape inside to catch the spiders. You place them where the spiders like to go (wall and floor corners are probably best), the spiders get stuck and die.

I'm sure you could make some on your own. I'm going to make a few myself this weekend as I am tired of cleaning all the smudges on my walls ! I'm not sure what kind of tape I'll use yet.

Good luck!
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I have heard that they and other bugs don't like cederwood oil. You might try it..I don't know if it works or not. You would put some where you find them often I think....it is pretty stout stuff.
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Don't kill your spiders! They are like natural exterminators, eating other bugs. You could discourage them from living in your house with the methods listed above. To prevent night-time bites, take apart your entire bed and dust and vacuum thoroughly under bed and all bed parts.
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I buy natural spider traps at www.hobospider.com. It's really scary to see how many spiders quickly fill up the traps in my basement!!! (Note: all types of spiders end up on the traps, not just hobo spiders.)
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We are getting eaten alive by spiders while we sleep. Shudder. Yuck. Ew. Seriously, me and ds wake up covered in bites.

Someone suggested we get those little devices that plug into the wall and repel bugs. She said it works on spiders too. Does anyone know how those things work? Are they safe around humans and pets?
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osage oranges are also called hedgeapples. They really do work. I used them in our last spider infested home.

I got them from www.hedgeapple.com
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