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post #11 of 21 Old 07-31-2009, 07:39 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks everyone!!


P.S. Sorry Spyder! lol

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post #12 of 21 Old 07-31-2009, 07:51 PM
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I just remembered, my grandmother used to swear by leaving hedge apples around the barn to keep spiders out. She milked cows most of her life so maybe she was right.
For years I called them spider balls till I found out what they were really called


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post #13 of 21 Old 07-31-2009, 07:54 PM
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Can we pretty pretty please not have pictures of spiders in the thread because it freaks me out and makes me fall of my spinny chair?

But for some reason Spyder's avi is pretty cool :)
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But for some reason Spyder's avi is pretty cool :)

She is harmless !!!!!!
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post #15 of 21 Old 07-31-2009, 09:20 PM
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She is harmless !!!!!!

Sure Spyder...sure... *Backs away*

I liked to knock down the webs once a week or so with my favorite spider-killin' stick. Keeps them pretty well under control.
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post #16 of 21 Old 07-31-2009, 09:30 PM
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*sniff* *sniff*
Oops! Shoulda qualified that one! Hate spiders with an "i", not spyders with a "y"!

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post #17 of 21 Old 07-31-2009, 10:07 PM
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I kinda new to owning a horse and having a barn to keep clean! I was just wondering how people with their own barns get rid of all the spiders and keep them gone?
I've heard that you can distract them with baskets of carrots.

Are you absolutely sure you wanna mess with my carrots?
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post #18 of 21 Old 08-01-2009, 10:37 AM
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Please don't think this is spam, but I support this college. I love the cobweb broom
I have several of them


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post #19 of 21 Old 08-05-2009, 11:25 PM
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I agree that they are usefull to have in the barn, but they give me the MAJOR creeps. If you want fewer spiders, you need less flies. A clean well ventilated barn has fewer bugs. I scrub our buckets every day with soap and water, keep feed in tight containers, sweep thoroughly, put down a mild and animal friendly disinfectant on the floor to keep dust down and help to discourage flies. I knock down any webs under a certain height ( me with the broom above my head) daily. It sounds like a lot, but it works and becomes part of your routine.
Plus, folks will notice what a lovely clean barn you eep, and your horse is sure to appreciate it too!
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post #20 of 21 Old 08-06-2009, 01:13 AM
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We knock the webs down with brooms. That seems to help the best.
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