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Spiders invading my car

Found nearly a dozen of these under and around my car last night…busy trying to do the Gulliver to my car with long, strong webs everywhere…..
Looked them up and they’re Brown Widow Spiders. I’m not a fan of spiders so I got a gallon spray bottle of Ortho Home defense and wet down the entire underside of ALL my vehicles. I do a lot of my own maintenance and the LAST thing I need is a nasty spider bite.
Tonight I’m gonna set off one of those fogger bombs INSIDE the car. I heard they get inside too. Under the dash and all.

Kinda surprised there are so many spiders around the yard because we also have a large population of lizards (which I like very much)

Edited by: Zebretta on 06/16/2017 - 10:22
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KILL IT WITH FIRE

Under and inside my car?
Um, I think not. Maybe it’s what the French would do?

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I must be French, I use a torch to burn up spider webs.  For some reason I find large black widows under my cars from time to time..  Usually, the spider will fall down onto the ground where I dispatch them in haste.  The flame just needs to lightly "kiss" the web to vaporize it.  Not advising you to do so.  Just the way I handle them.  Do so at your own risk.

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Most cars have this thing called a fuel tank under them. Now, normally all the gas stays inside that tank…and “normally” you probably won’t have a problem.
But it’s kinda like riding a motorcycle with no helmet, flip flops and shorts….or using UltraFire cheap LiIo batteries…it’s a matter of how much risk you are comfortable with.
But, being a mechanic….I know that leaks develop and sometimes fuel vapors can pool in places and in ways one might not normally expect.
That’s why (around vehicles) I don’t do the French Flaming spider dispatch technique under vehicles.

Just seems to me the better way is to use chemicals to exterminate. It’s safer and leaves a residue that keeps killing the spiders for a while.
But whatever you do doesn’t affect me and so it’s one less spider around Wink

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A flaming vehicle about to explode is a small price to pay!
I’d rather tackle a grizzly than battle a spider. I mean… just look at them!

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LightRider wrote:
A flaming vehicle about to explode is a small price to pay! I’d rather tackle a grizzly than battle a spider. I mean… just look at them!

ever been bitten by a brown Recluse?

I have. It SUCKS!!!

But…if I HAD to choose between a brown or black widow bite OR…standing next to an exploding vehicle OR fighting a grizzly bear….well I think there’s a rational choice there IF one HAD too.

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Donate those cars and have the companies tow them away for you!!!

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Donate those cars and have the companies tow them away for you!!!

Spoken like a true “person from California” Party
That might be a viable option with your cars…mine…not so much lol

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I’m on board with the fire idea. Conflagration is your only hope.

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I’ve not heard of a Brown Widow before… Here, we only have Black Widows and Brown Recluse spiders. The Black Widow spiders aren’t as bad because they tend to stay out of the way in dark/damp places, like under the water meter lid. They are easy enough to spot and kill. The Brown Recluse are a lot more invasive though. They like to come inside the house and hide in places like under the bed, under piles of laundry, and under furniture.


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Yea I know the feeling I get redbacks on my car and in the shed I think it’s from the grass its common for my area. I have seen funnelwebs in the yard I hope that is where they stay.

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If you have leather seats do not use the bomb and do not get any insecticide of any type on them. (unless of sourse it says safe for car interiors) The leather seats will rapidly deteriorate from the acids in the insect treatment.

I made this mistake once to rid my car of ants, spraying ortho home defense insecticide on the leather seats (and other surfaces), and within a short few months both seats went from perfect condition to badly split and damaged! Even though I wiped it off after application, the insecticide ate through the leather in an unbelievable fashion. It was a huge mistake!

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We have those brown widows, black widows and brown recluses here. They leave a nasty bite. Especially if your more effected by their poison then others. There was a case where a kid got bitten and the hospital couldn’t do much. The father heard of a experimental antivenpm that mexico had developed. The hospital said they will not administer anything not approved by the fda. The company inexicp would meet the father at the airport and the risk the smuggle it back in was on him. So he flew there picked it up and couple hours later back into the us. Passed a couple customs officers questions about why he flew there and straight back with no time of visit. Gets back on the road. Hospital still refuses to use it. The doctor said get the kid into my office. They had to remove the kid from the hospital go into a doctors office to administer the medicine and it worked. Apparently black widows aew a huge problem in mexico.

The really messed up thing about it all is the us has a law. If they don’t have the medicine or treatment here you are allowed to import it abroad. I guess being expirmental was the issue. But the kid had a deadly reaction from it. He was going to die with out it. Most bites arnt to bad. Some fester and get infected. But some people it can be a life or death thing. I have no idea if the USA ever got the antivebom in its inventory now or not. This was several years ago. There was a show/documentary on this families experience

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Zebretta wrote:
X3 wrote:
KILL IT WITH FIRE

Under and inside my car?
Um, I think not. Maybe it’s what the French would do?

The French would surrender. As is customary.

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Were those spiders from Mars?

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Yea spiders are okay. I just love walking on the headland and seeing brown and red-bellied black snakes. They seem more scary then spiders lol.

Australia is weird I am away fishing now and I see more random stuff in my area then here 150kms away from Sydney. I went for a walk in a national park nothing. I go fishing here nothing amazing no sharks but I did see small sized salmon close to shore they where about 60cm. Yes we do have kangaroos here on the streets lol oh and possums in the trees stalking me.

One place I fish here and there it’s a hike about 500km drive but even of the jetty you can see baby sharks and stingrays it’s cool.

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I vacuum insects with portable cleaner.

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tempo wrote:
I vacuum insects with portable cleaner.

The best solution.

Ever.

Until you have to empty it. Big Smile

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vacuum cleaner, and air pressure hose.

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dang these look nasty, wiki tlls me the bite is less harmfull then the black widow and it is pushing away the black ones

We have these red insects
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pyrrhocoris_apterus
They group in the sun and on the grape and linden trees
this year I had enough (birds leave them alone) and use an old vaccuum (also good for water so a nice big – bag free – container where it all ends up)
they turn to dust for little stones make their way into it as well.
last year big red spots on the trees, this year a few, acceptable
But they run away from the hose and mabe spiders are too fast.

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I’m not a Buddhist or anything but I tend to just leave creatures alone, in the main. I’m actively trying to teach my wee’n not to be scared of spiders (well, our local spiders won’t do much harm) and also trying to make sure she has a respectful but unafraid attitude towards bees and stuff. In terms of arachnicide / insecticide, why not use some Diatomaceous Earth ? It’s cheap and natural and will also repel as well as kill them.

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Totally with you bro.  Live and let live is my general motto.  But that changes when I need to repair my car, and one of those creatures is up where I will be reaching my arm.  Exception to the rule.

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when i moved into my old, old, big, big HOUSE nearly 20 years ago? It had been taken over by spiders and mice and rats. The mice and rats, while an annoyance? caused me no fear. The spiders? Erm…

you wold have to understand? There were webs on WEBS in the basement, the end result of some kind of sick spider breeding program left go under the radar for far too long… all 3 full basements of this house were covered and inundated… the spiders marched around the house like they owned it, which they kind of did.

i TRIED the sprays? i sprayed “ten times as much” as was safe on the package? STILL wasnt killing them, it was just p!$$ing them off. I tried the bug bombs? I bought eh most expensive and biggest, and put one in each and every room… ran outside? to watch the stream from each one harmlessly going RIGHT for the old windows, doing “nothing”.

the over used sprays? burned my eyes and nose RAW and the spiders were still alive. it was worse on me than it was on them…

I knew what had to be done. I had to go, and CARRY the fight into the very HEART of the enemy’s lair itself, and squish and stomp them MANUALLY.

I put a hoodie on? and taped gloves to the wrists of the hoodie. i taped the hoodie to the jeans, and the jeans to the workboots… i pull the big hoodie into a small opening for my face, and goggles over the little of my eyes and nose showing… I was ready.

my (ex)wife is standing there looking at me like i am nuts, but, when i offered HER to go in? she declined… riiiight. I got all worked up and charged in… killed a bunch of webs and spiders, couple “runs” worth of heavily coated floorboards… and ran OUT screaming like a girl scout…

“get em offf! get em OFFFFFFF!!!!!”

and the ex wife wiped them off… wiped me off… I went back in for a few minutes, and cam running out again… “get em offff!!!!!!!!”

she said “ uh, theres none ON you, dear…”

“get em off ANYWAYS!!!! get em off anyways!!!!”

(she wiped off imaginary spiders all over me that didnt exist… so i could go back in, yelling at the spiders, laughing like a maniac…)

=============================================================

so, going to extremes? I WON… well sort of. True, i only had to kill a few stray spiders for a little while, then i saw NONE, yes technically i had “won”. But, what have i won?

i was now over run by crickets (not scary, fun at first but…. annoying) and over-run by these little damp bugs? that looked like false centipedes. they vary in size from tiny to gigantic…

the CURE was worse then the DISEASE…

====================================================

my enemy’s enemy? is my friend… i made peace with a FEW spiders. they will not leave a web, so, a few webs are allowed to exist in a few places. After 20 years of “work”? I am able to handle a FEW small spiders, not most of them, mind you, but… i impressed a few friends showing off how i can pick some of them up (not many)

i have NOW decided? conquering all fears? is impossible… i now allow myself ONE rational fear… spiders.

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sedstar wrote:
when i moved into my old, old, big, big HOUSE nearly 20 years ago? It had been taken over by spiders and mice and rats. The mice and rats, while an annoyance? caused me no fear. The spiders? Erm…

you wold have to understand? There were webs on WEBS in the basement, the end result of some kind of sick spider breeding program left go under the radar for far too long… all 3 full basements of this house were covered and inundated… the spiders marched around the house like they owned it, which they kind of did.

i TRIED the sprays? i sprayed “ten times as much” as was safe on the package? STILL wasnt killing them, it was just p!$$ing them off. I tried the bug bombs? I bought eh most expensive and biggest, and put one in each and every room… ran outside? to watch the stream from each one harmlessly going RIGHT for the old windows, doing “nothing”.

the over used sprays? burned my eyes and nose RAW and the spiders were still alive. it was worse on me than it was on them…

I knew what had to be done. I had to go, and CARRY the fight into the very HEART of the enemy’s lair itself, and squish and stomp them MANUALLY.

I put a hoodie on? and taped gloves to the wrists of the hoodie. i taped the hoodie to the jeans, and the jeans to the workboots… i pull the big hoodie into a small opening for my face, and goggles over the little of my eyes and nose showing… I was ready.

my (ex)wife is standing there looking at me like i am nuts, but, when i offered HER to go in? she declined… riiiight. I got all worked up and charged in… killed a bunch of webs and spiders, couple “runs” worth of heavily coated floorboards… and ran OUT screaming like a girl scout…

“get em offf! get em OFFFFFFF!!!!!”

and the ex wife wiped them off… wiped me off… I went back in for a few minutes, and cam running out again… “get em offff!!!!!!!!”

she said “ uh, theres none ON you, dear…”

“get em off ANYWAYS!!!! get em off anyways!!!!”

(she wiped off imaginary spiders all over me that didnt exist… so i could go back in, yelling at the spiders, laughing like a maniac…)

=============================================================

so, going to extremes? I WON… well sort of. True, i only had to kill a few stray spiders for a little while, then i saw NONE, yes technically i had “won”. But, what have i won?

i was now over run by crickets (not scary, fun at first but…. annoying) and over-run by these little damp bugs? that looked like false centipedes. they vary in size from tiny to gigantic…

the CURE was worse then the DISEASE…

====================================================

my enemy’s enemy? is my friend… i made peace with a FEW spiders. they will not leave a web, so, a few webs are allowed to exist in a few places. After 20 years of “work”? I am able to handle a FEW small spiders, not most of them, mind you, but… i impressed a few friends showing off how i can pick some of them up (not many)

i have NOW decided? conquering all fears? is impossible… i now allow myself ONE rational fear… spiders.

I’m happy I live in Sweden with NO toxic spiders.

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