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horselove366 07-10-2013 11:12 AM

Spiders, Spiders everywhere.
 
In my barn, where I keep my horse, there's tons and tons of spiders and I'm deathly afraid of them, mostly because their bodies are the size of a toonie(Canadian 2 dollar coin if you don't know what that is haha) so they're pretty big and gross and I was wondering if I were to put my horse out in the early morning like usual, and then spray the area with raid after I move my stuff out, and then let it sit all day until night time, would that be okay to put my horse back in because that stuff is pretty strong as my dad sprayed our basement and the stench lasted a day or 2 and I just don't really know a whole lot about that stuff, I just want to get rid of the spiders. Sorry if this is very confusing. Or maybe anyone has a different suggestion, I'd be okay with that too. Anything to get rid of these darn spiders.

Speed Racer 07-10-2013 11:15 AM

What kind of spiders? Most spiders are beneficial, so you don't want to kill all of them off. Yes, even the venomous ones.

horselove366 07-10-2013 11:18 AM

I don't know what kind of spiders they are but I seriously want to just get rid of all of them, its just a small little area, not my whole barn. Its an old milkhouse that we turned into a horse room, so its really not that big of an area but I just want all of the spiders. Gone.

Speed Racer 07-10-2013 11:25 AM

Well, you can kill the existing ones, but don't be surprised if they come back. Those residual sprays don't work on spiders because they're different than other insects.

redpony 07-10-2013 11:37 AM

Don't you know it's not polite to talk about spiders on a public forum? Lol, I'm with you on this one, kill 'em, kill 'em ALL!! I think you'll be fine if you take all the bedding out, spray real good, leave your horse out all day, re-bed and bring it in at night. I've never had any problems doing it.

PrairieChic 07-10-2013 12:04 PM

I've used konk for spiders and moths. So understand, when you use loonies and toonies for size measuring its time the spider go! Lol. Your co-op ag center or peavey has some specifically for barns.

QtrBel 07-18-2013 12:27 PM

First identify the spider. As speedracer said many are beneficial even the venomous ones. If you know what it is you can figure out what is attracting it and change that. Otherwise you'll kill whats there, something worse may take over and the others will come back because chances are they were eating the what was worse. We had wolf spiders in Tx that everyone thought were tarantulas. They'd drop out of the trees..... We would keep telling everyone - silly people tarantulas don't drop out of trees they sneak attack from the ground.... We did have tarantulas as well they lived in the ground. (there are tree dwelling tarantulas and ground dwelling wolf spiders but in our area the tarantulas were on the ground - wolfs in trees) Seriously find out what it is. Post a pic. We may be able to help id it.

jaydee 07-18-2013 12:32 PM

Spiders make a lot of cobwebs and I'm not keen on a barn full of those
We have automatic insect sprays in our barn (work of batteries) to keep the flies down - plus mites and other unwanted bugs and they do kill the spiders too - they are perfectly welcome to live outside!!!

texasgal 07-18-2013 12:35 PM

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Originally Posted by QtrBel (Post 3095930)
First identify the spider. As speedracer said many are beneficial even the venomous ones. If you know what it is you can figure out what is attracting it and change that. Otherwise you'll kill whats there, something worse may take over and the others will come back because chances are they were eating the what was worse. We had wolf spiders in Tx that everyone thought were tarantulas. They'd drop out of the trees..... We would keep telling everyone - silly people tarantulas don't drop out of trees they sneak attack from the ground.... We did have tarantulas as well they lived in the ground. (there are tree dwelling tarantulas and ground dwelling wolf spiders but in our area the tarantulas were on the ground - wolfs in trees) Seriously find out what it is. Post a pic. We may be able to help id it.

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Palomine 07-27-2013 04:53 AM

Years ago, spider webs could be grabbed to stop bleeding and clot a wound. They still could be of course, but people no longer do that.

Get a broom and pull the webs down. They will get discouraged and move on.


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