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Old Aug 23rd 2005, 7:18 am
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Just seen a few in our new alfresco, hanging precariously over where the new barbie is going to be plugged in. Would you gas them or bung them on the heat beads?(also have a Weber for good measure and to make the visiting family feel at home!)

Was quite expecting them as we've been told they are more common in new houses (?)

Any preventative measures apart from dusting the cobwebs regularly

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Old Aug 23rd 2005, 11:40 am
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Originally Posted by The Jones Family
Just seen a few in our new alfresco, hanging precariously over where the new barbie is going to be plugged in. Would you gas them or bung them on the heat beads?(also have a Weber for good measure and to make the visiting family feel at home!)

Was quite expecting them as we've been told they are more common in new houses (?)

Any preventative measures apart from dusting the cobwebs regularly

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No answers for you as we're still in the UK but would be interested to hear anybody's replies.

Cheers

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Old Aug 23rd 2005, 11:45 am
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get the house sprayed outside and inside by a pesticidal maniac for about 100-200$ and they'll be gone.

you dont wanna get bitten by one they'll sting a bit for a while.
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Old Aug 23rd 2005, 11:51 am
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Buy "bombs" from Bunnings, do inside, and if possible under the house every few months or so as it recommends on the packet
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FFS just roll up a newspaper and give it the good news. It's only a spider and not a very big one.
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I usually just zap them with mortein, or leave them if they are just minding their own business and out of my line of vision, but i guess with hellraiser having reached that stage of going everywhere he shouldnt we'll be buying the big thing of mortein for spraying your outside with seen as i'm too tight to get a bloke in, no matter how fit he is

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Old Aug 24th 2005, 1:52 am
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Originally Posted by The Jones Family
Just seen a few in our new alfresco, hanging precariously over where the new barbie is going to be plugged in. Would you gas them or bung them on the heat beads?(also have a Weber for good measure and to make the visiting family feel at home!)

Was quite expecting them as we've been told they are more common in new houses (?)

Any preventative measures apart from dusting the cobwebs regularly

Mrs J
You can get a can of surface spray specifically for spiders. which may work well.

On the subject of spiders, I found one in the house yesterday, a tiny thing, green with a white bottom, so I sprayed it and stood the can of spray on top of it, to stop it moving away where I couldn't see it !!

I then waited till my daughter got home from primary school, and she identified it as a common harmless garden spider, she often plays with them apparently !! God ! I almost had to lie down...

Normally I let my wife deal with the odd spiders

Time to consider the pest control people again, but it's only been 9 months since they last did the house.
 
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I've been using the BBQ burger flipper thing to whack 'em. That usually does the trick.
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Old Aug 24th 2005, 2:27 am
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I spray all my outside furnitire in spring with a long lasting surface spray which seems to work.

I didn't do it the first year and come Autumn I decided to have a look under all our outside chairs. Every one of them had at least one redback living underneath - including the little kids chairs :scared:
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Default Re: Are Red Backs quite sure-footed?

Originally Posted by The Jones Family
Just seen a few in our new alfresco, hanging precariously over where the new barbie is going to be plugged in. Would you gas them or bung them on the heat beads?(also have a Weber for good measure and to make the visiting family feel at home!)

Was quite expecting them as we've been told they are more common in new houses (?)

Any preventative measures apart from dusting the cobwebs regularly

Mrs J
Introduce em to the vacuum cleaner! Works everytime!
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Old Aug 24th 2005, 2:32 am
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Introduce em to the vacuum cleaner! Works everytime!
But what if they get out of the vacuum cleaner ? :scared:
 
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But what if they get out of the vacuum cleaner ? :scared:
mmm now theres a point! The old flea collar in the vacuum cleaner won't work with spiders will it? (picked that one up from how clean is your house)
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mmm now theres a point! The old flea collar in the vacuum cleaner won't work with spiders will it? (picked that one up from how clean is your house)
Oh and in case you are wondering, I don't and didn't have a flea problem. I just pick up useless bits of info.
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I believe thermo-nuclear devices do the trick, and in the current global ecomony are a real steal.

Alternatively....do as the man above said and whack it with a newspaper. They fall on the ground and curl up in a ball if you so much as look at them anyway. Not exactly aggresive!!
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DID SOMEONE SAY SPIDERS :scared:

Hate the damn things!!! Hubby noticed a couple of redbacks hanging around our bedroom window (on the outside thankfully!!) and apparently the house we are in hasnt been sprayed since it was built!! (2yrs ago!) so we have the 'spiderman' coming on friday to spray the house.
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