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Re: spiders


Well- I went out and sprayed as many of the webs off as possible AGAIN. This is a daily event now- well at least every weekend, I don't have time to do it during the week. I have rose bushes that are literally covered with spider webs. It is totally out of control. I have to do something. I can't sit on the patio even, withhout walking through tons of webs, and every plan has webs on them. Help!! Is there anything that makes spiders go away???

Theresa

Kitty wrote:
I'v got lots of spiders here but am not bothered too much by them. I've had the web in the face a few times when they think the arbor is the best place for their web. But then the next few days as I go through I put a hand out first . Once they lose all that hard work a few times they decide to try somewhere else. Yours don't seem to be that smart though if they keep doing it in the same place, or else they're just more persistent. My view would just be to be more persistent than they are. They are just too valuable in a garden to kill them off.

Kitty
neIN, Zone 5
----- Original Message ----- From: "Bonnie Holmes" <holmesbm@usit.net>
To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
Sent: Sunday, July 08, 2007 7:47 AM
Subject: RE: [CHAT] spiders


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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