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Re: spiders


Love that book!

Cathy, west central IL, z5b

On Jul 18, 2007, at 5:39 AM, Andrea Hodges wrote:

> Has anyone read Eric Grissell's insects and gardens? That might  
> give some answers. I'll have to pull out my copy and look up the  
> section on spiders.
> ----- Original Message ----- From: "Bonnie Holmes" <holmesbm@usit.net>
> To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
> Sent: Tuesday, July 17, 2007 5:14 PM
> Subject: Re: [CHAT] spiders
>
>
>> Dirt dobbers eat spiders...and, pulled this up on the web:
>>
>> Spiders (and insects) are hosts and prey to various animals and  
>> insects
>> such as flies, wasps, mantispids, other spiders (such as the cannibal
>> spider) and insects, other arthropods such as centipedes, certain  
>> reptiles,
>> amphibians, birds and mammals.
>> http://www.museums.org.za/bio/spiderweb/predator.htm
>>
>> Sooo, what are you missing?
>>
>>
>>
>>> [Original Message]
>>> From: Betsy Kelson <bkelson@ix.netcom.com>
>>> To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
>>> Date: 7/17/2007 12:13:18 PM
>>> Subject: Re: [CHAT] spiders
>>>
>>> Theresa,
>>>         There is a product on the market that claims the bushes  
>>> that you
>>> spray it on reduces the ability for the web to connect. It is called
>> Cobweb
>>> Eliminator from the Dr. T company.
>>>
>>> betsy
>>> ----- Original Message -----
>>> From: "Theresa W" <tchessie1@sbcglobal.net>
>>> To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
>>> Sent: Monday, July 09, 2007 9:36 PM
>>> Subject: Re: [CHAT] spiders
>>>
>>>
>>> > So--- have you found anything to get rid of them?  What are  
>>> spiders'
>>> > natural predator?  Something must eat them??
>>> >
>>> > Theresa
>>> >
>>> > Jesse Bell wrote:
>>> > > I have those same spiders too. Water hose doesn't stop them,  
>>> they are
>>> > > back the next day. Brooms don't stop them. They build webs  
>>> from one
>>> > > potted plant to the next. They seem worse this year for some  
>>> reason.
>>> > >
>>> > >
>>> > >
>>> > > Theresa W <tchessie1@sbcglobal.net> wrote:
>>> > >   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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>>> > >
>>> > >
>>> > > Jesse R. Bell
>>> > >
>>> > > "Our society is run by insane people for insane objectives.
>>> > > I think we're being run by maniacs for maniacal ends
>>> > > and I think I'm liable to be put away as insane for  
>>> expressing that.
>>> > > That's what's insane about it."  -  John Lennon
>>> > >
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  • References:
    • Re: spiders
      • From: "Bonnie Holmes" <holmesbm@usit.net>
    • Re: spiders
      • From: "Andrea Hodges" <andreah@hargray.com>

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