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    Egg's Cracking... Stewieandkiwis'mom's Avatar
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    How to get rid of black widow spiders?

    Hello,

    I have been having a little issue in our backyard area. I have seen at least 5 female black widows. They are near the edges of the house and fence next to the ac unit. I have also seen other spiders of which I really don't know what they are but they are scary anyways. I hate spiders more than anything and can't even really go out in the backyard. It is small though and we don't really spend much time out there, probably part of the reason the spiders are over running it. Anyways, I need a safe way of killing these guys that won't hurt my birds or other pets. I sprayed some raid outside because it isn't near the birds, and I don't think it did anything but make them mad, I read black widows are hard to kill and sprays are usually ineffective. I am freaked and don't want them in the house, as it is, I think I kiled a couple of spiders indoors that I now realize are the male widow spiders! Any ideas how to get rid of my nasty little houseguest?

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    Re: How to get rid of black widow spiders?

    I never had to deal with Black widows, but I found some info on this this website. I hope it helps. Those are some nasty little spiders.


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    Re: How to get rid of black widow spiders?

    Quote Originally Posted by Stewieandkiwis'mom View Post
    Hello,
    I think I kiled a couple of spiders indoors that I now realize are the male widow spiders! Any ideas how to get rid of my nasty little houseguest?
    dont the females eat or kill the males? or is that praying mantises? (sorry for the edit, but this is more convenient)

    hmm....

    my only suggestions:
    carnivorous plants
    exterminator
    hope for another animal to eat em (wild bird, mantis, ect)
    or divine intervention.

    dont spray em with clorox though. that doesnt kill em. it just turns em bronze. least the one i sprayed did
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    Re: How to get rid of black widow spiders?

    combat boots and a red spider squishing shovel(my secret wepon). go on a squishing spree and remove areas and vines and vegatation that they can easly hide in. male black widows are not black at all, but are alburn red, so are juvinile black widows. Tobacco smoke will help run them off, so have a smolking party in your back yard. Other than that i would suggest contating a pro. you dont want to get bit.

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    Re: How to get rid of black widow spiders?

    Move the birds to somewhere else a while and get it sprayed? I have to have the house sprayed every year or so for red backs (poisonous) and others. If I don't, the outside is over run. My bird (now it is birds) go visiting my son for 24hrs during and after it is done

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    Re: How to get rid of black widow spiders?

    I hate black widows, they are the worst to see in your yard but I get them up here to. My hubby is a crazed idiot sometimes and he uses the old torch method to kill all of them he sees, which is usually a can of something with a bic lighter in front. He tells me one quick blow of flame and no more spider but really I think its a stupid way to kill anything. Me I mix up a super strong mix of Diazinon and water in a small spray bottle and spray them with it and it kills them because its strong enough to kill anything.
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