My sister lives in Georgia. Older home with Cedar Shingle Siding. Spiders love to nest all over the house. I know there is a liquid web treatment that will prevent spiders from creating new webs for a period of time but I don’t remember the name. Can you advise and is the product available to the public? The name Web Master rings a bell but I can’t find it on line.
We use to carry one called Cobweb Eliminator which worked great but it’s been taken off the market. A couple of years ago the EPA mandated tougher testing and that these products get “registered”. This is in response to a lot of products coming to market claiming to do something but in fact they didn’t really work at all. Since the data on all these products were marginal and when compared to more traditional sprays they didn’t work nearly as well, all the companies making them ceased production. Since then the only one now in production is WEB OUT. It’s federally exempt from needing a registration because it’s made from ingredients the government has deemed to be safe for use around people, pets and the environment. In fact Web Out works quite well and a long time too.
As for the traditional products; a good active would be CYPERMETHRIN. It works on a wide range of pests and where sprayed nothing will nest or make webs. Apply it with a PUMP SPRAYER or via our COBWEB REMOVER. Personally I like to mix up some product in a sprayer and then spray the head of the Web Remover as I use it on my house and boat. When removing webs I’m making a point of wiping the head over the areas which effectively leaves some of the chemical spray behind on the surface I’m cleaning. This allows me to get the product in the favorite locations spiders seem to target without wasting excessive spray. Also, my sprayer doesn’t reach high enough in many areas but I use the 14 ft Web Remover and it reaches fine.
Here are direct links to the information and products listed above:
Web Out: http://www.bugspraycart.com/exempt/liquid/web-out-spider-spray
Pump Sprayer: http://www.gotosprayer.com/sprayers/pump-sprayers/one-gallon-eliminator
Cobweb Remover: http://www.bugspray.com/catalog/products/page1228.html
14 ft Cobweb Remover: http://www.bugspray.com/catalog/products/page2121.html