From the EBook:
Natural Spider Control Basics
Spiders are a very important part of our eco-system. They will eat many times their weight in insects everyday. While most true insects have six legs , spiders have eight. They will vary in size form very tiny to very large, depending on where in the world you happen to run across each other. I would rank spiders in fourth place behind ants(1st place) , cockroaches (2nd place) fleas(3rd place) but ahead of snails(5th), gophers(6th) and so on, as to most feared and disliked pest. I think Bed Bugs have taken over 4th place tho.
There are more good beneficial spiders then harmful spiders.
A good Rule of thumb is that if the spider is not bothering you, you don't bother the spider!
Here is a list of some spiders and how to control them on your plants and in the house:
These tiny spiders are reddish in color and are found on indoor plants which have very little air circulation. Usually the plants are malnutritioned and under watered. Over watering will tend to damage the plants more then the spiders would. To control, concentrate more on the health of the soil and the health of the plant and less on controlling the red spiders. However, if you have an un usual large amounts of red spiders per plants, its time to make a few changes! 1...Repot the plant in a new compost, potting soil mixture. 2...Before you repot plants, bathe it in a mild soapy water solution. You can spray the solution directly on the spiders or you can bath (place) the entire plant , pot and all into warm water with a dash of dr. Bronners Peppermint soap. Harmless to humans.
wear gloves when working in areas such as in garage, wooded areas, etc. Avoid contact whenever possible. Use soaps to controll. Arizona Brown Spiders avoid contact. Wear gloves when working near possible spider sites. Can be controlled by using soap such as Dr. Bronners Peppermint soap. Sprayed directly on spiders will kill them. Use before working in spider areas will prevent bites. DE dusted in areas will also control. Black Widows should be left alone if possible. Males are harmless Tarantulas are harmless to human.. Leave them alone is my best advise!
Use any of these natural sprays:
1. OTKO Citrus will kill them on Contact
Use 1 tablespoon per gallon water to start with. If not strong enough double it.
2. Garlic will kill them on Contact
You can avoid being bitten by eating garlic. You can spray garlic. Add 1 oz crushed
garlic to a panty hose, let sit in gallon water a n hour. Spray the water.
3. Any Natural Castile Soap will work
4. Cedar will also kill
1. The basic trick is to find out the strength. try it on one and see if it dies right away, if
not make it twice as strong.
5. Locate the source and clean it up
6. Repair any entrances like screens that are broken
7. Use Garden Grade DE on the outside areas. Remove any trash sources
8. Spray around the house once a week with garlic at first then monthly to prevent their
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March 12, 2013