BROWN RECLUSE SPIDERS OUTSIDE THE HOME…..
Brown Recluse Spiders which are allowed free access to the sides of your home will more than likely make it inside. Allowing them to live in a garden, shrub or tree away from the house is acceptable; webs and nests at doorways, lights and windows will almost certainly lead them into your home. To stop this from happening, regular pest control on the outside of the home is necessary. This approach will serve two purposes; 1) Spider populations will be immediately reduced and 2) Brown Recluse Spiders are less likely to infest around your home as this approach of preventive maintenance will stop insects living there which reduces the spiders food supply.
To treat the outside of your home for spiders, you will need to do both a liquid and granular treatment. Liquid treatments should be done on the foundation, window frames, door frames, soffit areas, vent openings, exhaust areas, mounted lights, air conditioning areas, cable entry points, deck areas, stoop and patio areas. Don’t waste your time using Diazinon or Dursban – these products won’t work for spiders as they are not insects. Brown Recluse Spiders are arachnids and need a special family of chemicals to be used if you hope to achieve any control. Three good products that are both low odor and active on spiders are:
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This family of chemicals seems to be very active on spiders. The other added advantage of these materials is that the formulation is actually a microencapsulate. This means the chemical is actually encased in a bunch of small capsules making it impossible to soak into porous surfaces easily. Therefore the treatment will last longer. Most importantly, the product will lay on the surface of treated areas so that as spiders and scorpions travel in such areas they will readily pick up lethal doses. Both will work well for many pests so you can’t go wrong with either one. The only difference with the two is that you get about twice as much finished product with the Lamda-Cyhalothrin. You will need to use one of our
for applying either of the products. A good sprayer is essential to getting good coverage and we have several available. Just click on the link above to see our complete line and be sure to get one which will be able to reach all the high points your structure may have. Just before you are ready to do the application, it is best to remove all the webs you see around window frames, overhangs, light fixtures and other locations on the perimeter of the structure being treated. There are two tools that do a great job of removing webs. For low, easy to reach areas, the
is ideal. It’s telescopic, easy to handle and makes short work of any web by spinning it up into a neat compact ring that can be disposed of quickly. But it’s only for small jobs and generally used in conjunction with a Web Remover. This unique tool designed to remove spider webs and nothing but spider webs. It combines the reach of an extendable pole that has attached a round, soft nylon bristle brush which is well suited for collecting spider webs. A quick “wipe” and most any web will become affixed to the bristled head and this tool is ideal for use inside. The
is good for when all the webs are close and easy to reach. It’s ideal for use in basements, inside living areas of most homes with low ceilings and great to have at any boat dock. The
is the next step up. This model can easily be used in all the same areas as the 5′ unit but since it extends to 14 feet in length, it’s much more suited for use outside the home for under soffits, around windows and hard to reach areas. It stands at 6 feet tall when fully collapsed and comes in three sections that slide out and lock into place for a fully extended. The
is the big commercial sized unit. It’s a very special tool that can reach most any place around even the tallest of homes. Measuring 30 feet in length means that the average 5-6 foot tall person on a small ladder 5 feet off the ground can reach heights in excess of 40 feet! This tool is generally not needed for most homes but if you have a high reaching ceiling in your main entrance foyer or just a lot of spider webs 30-40 feet up around the outside of your home, this extra height will make any web clean up a breeze. It stands about 8 feet tall when fully collapsed and has five sections that extend to right at 30 feet long when fully extended. When needed, you can replace the
which just screw on/off using a threaded tip at the end of the Handle. And here’s one more tip: get some WEBOUT and spray it on the head of the web remover as you move about cleaning out unwanted spider webs. WebOut will help melt away webs, clean up the spider droppings and it will kill any spiders you touch.
In fact, these poles accept the more common paint rollers, window squeegee and many other types of cleaning and maintenance tools that use the common threaded pattern found on extendable handles. And for extra savings and cleanup, consider any of our “web kits”
Any of these kits will provide all you need for easy spider web management – no matter where you have a problem. Remember, the Web Spinner adds almost three feet to any of the handles and fits on in place of the standard nylon bristled head. And since there are so many benefits of web removal, persistent problem situations must have web removal done on a regular basis if you expect to keep local populations down. First, it will help to expose all the critical areas needing treatment and prevent any cracks or crevices from being sheltered.By removing the webs you insure even coverage of liquid treatments. Second, webs almost always contain egg sacs which will not be killed with any treatment. By removing the spider webs you will also be removing all egg sacs which will prevent another outbreak of spiders. Web removal also insures that all adult spiders currently active will be completely exposed to your treatment and won’t be able to avoid being sprayed by hiding or being sheltered by their webs.
In addition to spraying outside, you may need to use granules. If you are subject to ground dwelling spiders, spraying of the foundation may help, but it will not provide complete control. Create a band of treated turf around your home, at least ten feet out, which will work against any spiders trying to enter via the ground. Again, one of the newer compounds like
seem to be very active on spiders. Spread them in a band ten feet wide around the home. This means that you will have a ten foot wide treated area and assures that as spiders move through this area they will absorb a lethal dose of material and die. Try to use some type of spreader to apply the granules as having them uniformly dispersed is important. One of our
will enable you to apply the material properly. It is important to get good coverage around plants, shrubs and mulch. The advantage of the granule is that it will last several weeks or months as it is designed to withstand rain and weathering.
The above treatments can help to reduce and keep these pests to a minimum. Use the products as the label states and you will be able to enjoy your yard spider free. If you only see a few
works well for a quick kill. The active ingredient is one which will work for spiders. When sprayed on them, any spider will die instantly. This approach is not practical for treating entire areas, but many people like to have a can around for a quick treatment. Invader aerosol will provide you with just that.
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