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What's the best spider poison?

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  1. Den

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    Looking to buy the most powerful spider poison available... not just the consumer grade stuff. I want professional grade spider poison.
    I'd like to buy a separate outdoor product, and a separate indoor product.
    Anyone recommend a brand/type, as well as where to buy it?
     
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    Gas and a match
     
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    I don't think the guy I rent the duplex from would appreciate it !!!
     
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    Perhaps he needs better insurance then.
     
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    Ficam W is a non-restricted use pesticide that is labeled for indoor use. I used it to eliminate a flea issue in a friend home and is labeled to control spiders as well.
    Knox-out 2FM is another indoor rated pesticide that has a good history of effectiveness.
     
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    A size 11 boot
    If you can get a hold of any Chlordane It will kill them no problem
     
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    Ya know what they say about big boots.
    Big feet.
     
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    Size 11 aint too big, my boy wears a size 16 lol and you want find them at Shoe Show lol
     
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    Hell, them ain’t shoes....them are skis
     
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    From what I have been told using poison to get rid of spiders is not very successful because of how spiders walk. They don't drag there bodies through the poison like other insects do. The best thing I have used is the old shop vac to get rid of the webs and most of the spiders. I have tried several types of poisons to no avail.
     
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    Brake Cleaner. I have not met a spider yet that can survive a quick shot of brake cleaner.
     
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    You can't spray them all directly. A shop vac is great for removing the webs and you get most of the spiders along with the webs, and your not spraying expensive break fluid everywhere and making a mess.
     
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    Remove your linens and fresh food and bug bomb the whole place. Be sure all windows and vents are shut and gas the bastards. Use double to triple the recommended application amount for bug bombs. I use Raid brand. I also use Raid outdoor spray to hit the walls.

    Be sure to clean all of your countertops and wash all of your dishes/cookware/silverware before you eat.
     
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    Only way I've gotten rid of cockroaces, flea investations, spiders, and bed bugs over the years. Rats too with the help of traps, bullets, and feral cats. lol
     
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    I should probably tell the Mexican family in the other half of the duplex to clear out of the place for a while before I bug bomb it !!!
     
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    That's true sb47.
    I'm going to try wiping out the webs continuously, as well as continuing to spray weed killer around the perimeter a keep hedges trimmed away from the house. I've also caulked holes around the house where they have entry points.
     
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    Good luck, poison is only temporary, the shop-vac when you spot their web will keep em under control, but they’ll be back ( insert Arnold’s voice here ).
     
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    I mix this 38 one ounce to a gallon of water then squirt Dish Soap in my Sprayer. Spray OUT DOORS ONLY. Along the outside walls edges of slab and under buildings. This has a terrible odor. I wear a face mask and shower immediately afterwards.
    Inside the house I mix ounce ounce of BIFEN I/T active ingredient is Bifenthrin 7.9% 92.1% other ingredients. Thats mixed one Gallon of water to one ounce. I can tolerate the smell. I spray and leave. A few hours later I return and air my house out. Find Black Widows and most spiders at night using a light. Spray them directly spray all egg sacks and crush. Black Widow webs are easy to spot. They are shiny silk and shimmer in light. They are not in patterns and may contain dead leaves which are used for hiding. All sprays are dangerous. Good luck.
     
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    Yes, you can only manage them. The more diligent you are the better success you will have.
    I have a theory that there are more spiders in areas that have more trees. When I was a kid we lived in a rural area that was mostly dairy farms and rice fields so trees were non existent.
    Fast forward 50 years and the same area is very wooded. We have a lot more spiders then we did when there were no trees. The granddaddy long legs didn't come in until I started bringing in firewood. I find them by the thousands in the wood stacks. I see a lot of them on the logs brought in for firewood.

    From what I understand, if you keep there food source down you can have better luck at keeping the spider population down.
    The side of my house has an outdoor vapor light that hangs on the peak of the eve. That side of the house has spider webs all over it, but the other side has no light and no spiders.
    So the light attracts the bugs and that attracts the spiders.
     
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