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Re: spiders


Mine are not catching bees, just little bugs.  They may be here catching the
500 gajillion mosquitoes we've had since the monsoon started.  But the webs
are not pleasant when you catch one in the face.  Ugh.

On 7/8/07, Theresa W <tchessie1@sbcglobal.net> wrote:
>
> I don't know for sure, but certainly they are interrupting their
> progress in creating their little nests for the next generation (which
> does NOT make me happy).  I don't want to call an exterminator- because
> i figure that will just kill all the bugs.  But-  I haven't a clue if
> there is something that is spider specific to at least cut down on the
> number of spider this year!
>
> On the plus side, my chaste tree is in full bloom and just covered with
> lots of different kinds of bees-  including the first honey bees I've
> seen this year.
>
> Theresa
>
> Bonnie Holmes wrote:
> > One thing to consider is that if there are many, there are also many
> flying
> > insects for them to eat...else they would starve.  Are they catching the
> > bees?
> >
> >
> >> [Original Message]
> >> From: Theresa W <tchessie1@sbcglobal.net>
> >> To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
> >> Date: 7/7/2007 2:58:57 PM
> >> Subject: [CHAT] spiders
> >>
> >> Does anyone know of a relatively nontoxic way to get rid of
> spiders?  We
> >> have so many around the outside of the house this year, that you can't
> >> walk out the back door without getting web in your face.  Also, the
> same
> >> is true on many plants.  There are webs all over my pyracantha- to the
> >> point that it is really ugly.  Since it never rains here, they don't
> get
> >> cleaned off.  Its just a mess.  I like the regular garden spiders- with
> >> their lovely symetrical webs-  they are fine.  It is all the other ones
> >> (especially the one that keeps building a web over my mason bee box
> >> everyday!!)  that I've got to do something about.  I've tried removing
> >> them with a broom (repeatedly), spraying them down with the hose, etc.
> >> Nothing works for more than a couple of hours....
> >>
> >> Advice please!
> >>
> >> Theresa
> >>
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Pam Evans
Kemp TX
zone 8A

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