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post #11 of 26 Old 08-13-2013, 10:02 AM
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I think vinager repels spiders and you could try putting vinilla essense in a spray bottle and putting up on the barn cellings?
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You don't want to repel spiders in the barn. They eat a lot of nasty, biting insects. As long as they're not venomous, such as black widows or brown recluse, I wouldn't advise killing them.

It's a barn OP, you're never going have it cobweb free. Sure, take them down every month or two, but unless you have an absolute infestation of spiders, they're normal and beneficial to the ecosystem.
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post #12 of 26 Old 08-14-2013, 11:00 AM
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We use a shop vac and just vacuum ours up. They come back of course, but it's easier than a broom (and I don't get crap in my face when I do it with the vacuum)
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post #13 of 26 Old 08-14-2013, 07:57 PM
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Large amounts of cobwebs are a fire hazard, so yes, I am put off by a barn that has a lot of them. Obviously, you can't keep a barn cobweb-free 100% of the time- it's a matter of keeping them in check.
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I must live on a different planet. I've never even heard, much less seen, someone dusting a barn.
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I work as barn manager at a small local barn, where I dust cobwebs with a broom weekly....my own barn, however, is in desparate need of de-cob webbing!
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post #16 of 26 Old 08-18-2013, 02:52 PM
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I spray once a month all around my barn. The spray I use is safe for pets and WORKS Great on all our spiders, scorpions, and etc desert creepy crawlers.
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You don't want to repel spiders in the barn. They eat a lot of nasty, biting insects. As long as they're not venomous, such as black widows or brown recluse, I wouldn't advise killing them.

It's a barn OP, you're never going have it cobweb free. Sure, take them down every month or two, but unless you have an absolute infestation of spiders, they're normal and beneficial to the ecosystem.
I agree natural fly traps are cobwebs! At least that's what I tell the family when they turn up in the house
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post #18 of 26 Old 08-20-2013, 02:40 AM
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Can you get hold of those automatic bug spray sprayer...thingies...set some of those up to kill the flies and spiders and then clean up the webs with a broom :) or a really fluffy cat ;)
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I clean out all spider webs that I can reach with a broom once a day. If I can't reach it with a broom then they are free to live there.

I dust my barn with a shop vac several times a year, no set schedule, just whenever I get irritated. I'm fine with spiders but I hate spider webs. My biggest concern is dust. Dust is gross, and filthy and is nothing but dirt and bacteria sitting on things. Getting ride of it, is simply hygienic.
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post #20 of 26 Old 08-20-2013, 05:24 PM
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I have a big purple Web-ster that doubles as a chicken chaser in the garage. It's on a telescoping pole and very quick and effective. I detest putting my hands in webs and my husband and one boarder are both arachnophobes, so I gotta keep the spiders at bay. Webs are also a fire danger if you have power to the barn.

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