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Old 10-31-2019, 02:10 PM   #1
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Spider infestation

We just returned from spending near Oklahoma City. On the way home noticed that we had many!!!!! hitchikers. Spiders had infested our motorhome. Has anyone else had this problem and how did you get rid of them. We have been traveling for 12 years and never had a problem like this. Would appreciate any suggestions besides killing them when you see them. They seem to come out more when the motorhome is moving.
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My thought is that if you have spiders then they must be eating something. That would concern me more than the spiders.
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Old 10-31-2019, 02:26 PM   #3
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We just returned from spending near Oklahoma City. On the way home noticed that we had many!!!!! hitchikers. Spiders had infested our motorhome. Has anyone else had this problem and how did you get rid of them. We have been traveling for 12 years and never had a problem like this. Would appreciate any suggestions besides killing them when you see them. They seem to come out more when the motorhome is moving.
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If you can find some of the product in the picture it's a concentrate. I use it at my house in Florida and I spray a fine mist and let it dry. The Little critters run through it go back to the nest and poof there done. Been using it for years. Did you get to go to the memorial in Oklahoma City? The Oklahoma City bombing memorial, if you didn't you have to go back and plan to spend two to three hours inside it's amazing absolutely chilling experience.
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Old 10-31-2019, 03:05 PM   #4
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Spiders are scary, but there's really nothing to be afraid of. They are actually your friends.

To them, you're a freaking giant. You're bigger to them than an elephant is to us. They are absolutely terrified of you. They aren't going to chase you down to bite you. They aren't even going to bite you in your sleep. The only time they'll bite is if you attack them, accidentally or otherwise. Sticking your hand under something into their web is like an elephant charging at you. You would take defensive actions, and so do they. Their only defense is a bite, even though they don't really want to. They need that venom for killing prey. As far as they are concerned, you attacked, they defended, and you backed off. (Or unfortunately killed them, but either way, it's over.) Moving and rebuilding a web is a huge resource drain for them. They really don't want to. It's like you moving and buying all new stuff for your new home. You would defend your home from an invader, and so do they. You really can't expect less from them.

That being said, I completely understand wanting to get rid of them. Spiders don't groom themselves, so poisons don't work well unless it's so corrosive that it eats through their legs after they walk over it, or you spray it directly on them. They aren't going to ingest a poison readily. That's just not how they eat. Fortunately, they are animals so they do eat. If spiders are alive and well in your RV, you have a bug problem. They are actually helping you fix your bug infestation even though you weren't aware that you had one. If you didn't have an RV full of bugs, they wouldn't have anything to eat and would all starve or move out. Baby spiders growing up means they are eating. I say, let them eat. When the food source runs out, they'll go away on their own. Other than that, a bug bomb can take care of them, but you'll have to deal with getting their dead bodies out.
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If you can find some of the product in the picture it's a concentrate. I use it at my house in Florida and I spray a fine mist and let it dry. The Little critters run through it go back to the nest and poof there done. Been using it for years. Did you get to go to the memorial in Oklahoma City? The Oklahoma City bombing memorial, if you didn't you have to go back and plan to spend two to three hours inside it's amazing absolutely chilling experience.
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WOW! That stuff has rave reviews! We've been using Bengal Roach Spray to control roaches and spiders in the house and have not been totally satisfied with the results. I will be trying this for sure! Thanks for the tip!
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Spiders are carnivores that eat other bugs, so they no doubt are visiting you because of the good hunting in your RV. Get rid of the food source and they will move on. Meanwhile, you can use one of the suggested products...
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Tempo, by Bayer sciences.

Concentrated insecticides
We use it on field crops, fruits and vegetables.
In the home also at times.
Around the perimeter of the rv and campsite.
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Old 10-31-2019, 04:24 PM   #8
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WOW! That stuff has rave reviews! We've been using Bengal Roach Spray to control roaches and spiders in the house and have not been totally satisfied with the results. I will be trying this for sure! Thanks for the tip!
Great
It's the only thing I use. I also use it in my rental property in New Hampshire
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Wisdom TC and Tempo SC Ultra are both very good products. A little goes a long way. While I don't have direct experience with Wisdom, I have used Tempo Ultra SC for many years. It has residual action and the best part, its odorless. Never had any complains about chemical smell from anyone.

One thing to note is its highly toxic to aquatic life and because it has residual action it can move via run-off.

Some insecticides don't need to be consumed to be effective. The active ingredients can be water or lipid soluble or both which allows them to be absorbed by contact via different pathways. If the target pest is listed, it should be effective. While it can be tedious and confusing, read the label before purchasing to see if its what you need. Another thing to note about both products is they are a suspension concentrate and if you keep a small bottle of mixed solution be sure to give it a good shake before using.

A spider infestation could be a simple as a spider getting into your rig carrying a viable egg sack. They can also get in through screening if they hatch outside and disperse while tiny.

One of the best pest control devices is a vacuum hose. Sucks up all types of creepy crawlers.
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How long were you in Oklahoma City? If not long then they were probably already in your RV from another place. They probably multiplied. You couldn't have gotten that many from staying someplace a short time.
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try some Ortho Home Defense. its cheep and available at any hardwhare or garden store and comes with a spray wand for easy use. its colorless and odorless and won't stain. I use it all around my place, it will keep spiders down for over a year. I would bomb the inside then go around the outside good with the Home Defense.
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Tempo Ultra SC Contact Insecticide 8 oz. bottle is a 8 year supply
Some places sell it in 1oz. bottles!
Asian Beatles and Spiders
https://www.amazon.com/Tempo-Contact...2566829&sr=8-5
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So what kind of spiders are they?
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WOW! That stuff has rave reviews! We've been using Bengal Roach Spray to control roaches and spiders in the house and have not been totally satisfied with the results. I will be trying this for sure! Thanks for the tip!
Very welcome. I keep a small spray bottle in the RV so if I have incidental issues I can spray certain areas without getting it all over the place.
It's the only thing that I use. it works for everything
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