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Old 12-01-2010, 11:27 PM   #1
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Wink Spiders

My RV has attracted some unwelcome 8 legged beasties, who are leaving their webs all over my mirrors, and outside attachments. Does anyone have any simple and effective measures to remove them? I can use flyspray, or perhaps a barrier spray, but wondered if there were any other ideas that either deter the little critters, or keep them away for longer?

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Old 12-02-2010, 02:41 AM   #2
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If you believe in the 3 foot rule I wouldn't devote too many resources to trying to eradicate them.

http://www.natureofcreation.org/articles/spiders.htm
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We try to keep at least 2 for insect control. Each time we got rid of them the DW would say in about 6 months "There Back". Now just trap them, old paper towel tube and release them back to nature.
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If you have a lot of spiders, consider that they are there because there is an ample supply of food. And do they eat? Other insects! And they will keep coming bak as long as the food supply is good. So eliminate the other critters that the spiders are eating and they will go elsehwhere to live.
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A couple of cute, little geckos should clean 'um up.
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If you believe in the 3 foot rule I wouldn't devote too many resources to trying to eradicate them.

http://www.natureofcreation.org/articles/spiders.htm
OK now I feel a little freaked! The evidence of the spiders is all on the outside for now, so it is more for cosmetic reasons that I would like to remove them, and I do appreciate their value.
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Spiders

We use web away, can find in spray at horse supply stores. Might also find at an ACE type store. At our barn we get many webs and spiders if we use the spray they are gone. Good for those tough areas were spiders like to webb.
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If you live / camp in the north / east look for what we call "HEDGEAPPLES" , I don't know what tree they come off of but they look like about the size of a large soft ball, green/brown in color and very solid .
If you can find some , cut in half and just lay under the MH in several places .
Spiders and other buggs don't seem to like the smell (or something) and their biodegradable.
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So.....did ya ever wonder what those critters in various regions of our country, who hitch-hike on or in our rigs (flies, lady bugs, spiders, etc.) think when they've hopped on in, say, S. Dakota, British Columbia, Maine, etc., and wake up in, say, the deserts of Arizona, atop a mountain in Colorado, or find themselves slowly cooking in the heat of Death Valley ???? Bet THAT knocks their little circadian clocks off the shelf !!!

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A "hedgeapple" is actually an Osage Orange. And just to add to the conusion, it is no relation at all to the citrus fruit named orange.

It supposedly does deter spiders, roaches, fleas and such, but there is no scientific evidence to support that.
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To keep them outside get a can of foam at the hardware store and seal up underneath the rig. Every little hole. This helps the heating too. I use the white plastic flea collars. I cut them in half and put one half in the outside access to the refrig, water heater and furnace. The fourth goes in the basement. Change each 6 months when you change the batteries in the smoke alarms. It seems to help a lot compared to what other people seem to get comming in. I still see a spider upon occasion but I think they come in on my Collie/Shelti dog along with the normal pile of dirt he brings in with him.
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We always found a web from the corner of the TT to the propane cover when getting it out of storage. Water heater was hard to light several times due to web. Starting putting Bounce dryer sheets in all storage compartments, cabinets and drawers. Spiders seem to like propane but not the dryer sheets. Haven't seen any webs for awhile. Be sure to remove sheets from fridge access door and water heater before lighting.
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