He also told me that you cannot just spray for spiders and hope they run through the poison, you have to find the actual spider and kill it.
We have black widows around and I've been wondering what to do. I also found a poisonous centipede in our house the other day. I've been thinking that pest control might be a safer option than chancing my LO gettin bitten by something
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I am still worried about them but I feel like I did what I could for now. I have also read something about eucalyptus and lime/lemon. They don't like those scents. I read that you can spray all over your door jams and windowsills with a mixture and it might help ward some spiders off. I am going to do that myself using actual lemon and lime as well as Eucalyptus EO. That is about the only natural thing I could find to help keep them out.
I caught another of the baby spiderlings I found in the house in a jar. I know that the black widow ones are born white, as were the ones I was spotting. I checked pictures of them online against the ones we caught in the jar, and the body doesn't appear as plump as the black widows spiderlings, so at least it looks like those are just some other regular spider. The ones in the yard are definitely black widows though, as my husband has found trying to spray them some on his own. I haven't seen any more around for a couple days now, but I also got a reference of an exterminator a environmentally conscious friend uses for the preschool she owns.
They are pretty shy critters and don't like to hang out where there is a lot of activity.
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