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  1. The Cruisers

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    When we were out in our MH I noticed quite a few very tiny orangey brown coloured spiders and little webs around the windscreen and dashboard. Obviously baby ones but where are the big ones that's what worries me ! The MH is used a lot so it's not standing around. What is best way to get rid of them? We have squished some and cleared the little webs but they keep appearing. I have heard that if you put a few conkers around it discourages spiders but that's not worked.
     
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    I read somewhere that peppermint oil keeps them away. But the same article said conkers too, so wouldn't put much confidence in that advice :)
     
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    Had the same in my daily used car. Almost a monthly clean up of webs and spiders. Unfortunately nothing worked until I caught Ma 'n' Pa. well ma anyway unless I had 2 females.
     
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    Not looking forward to seeing Ma or Pa I really don't like spiders. Will give peppermint oil a go ...... You never know.
     
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    Some spiders in the past years seems to be absolutely massive.
    One in the office the other day almost the size of the diameter of a pint glass, I never recall them being that big when I was young.
     
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    Vacuum them up?
     
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    Catch with a glass and card and release them away from your vehicle or home, but don't kill them!

    They do a sterling job of catching and eating all the bugs and mites, that live where we live.

    They are your friends not your enemies!

    Live with them, they will not hurt you and are more frightened of you, than you are of them!

    http://www.express.co.uk/news/natur...-Warning-Giant-House-Spiders-Homes-Garages-UK

    They recommend giving them a name and pretending they are a pet, apparently it helps you to learn to live with them!

    :cooler:
     
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    They tend to like nice warm places..............like YOUR BED !!!!!!
     
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    Under it maybe, but rarely in it!

    :cooler:
     
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    There are plenty of places OUTSIDE of our personal environments where they can make a home !!
    If I find any trapped in the outside sink or containers , I assist them in their escape. And I am grateful for their occupation of the sheds and greenhouse and I leave them alone.
    BUT, if they come into my living space, they go to meet their maker. !!
    Simples.
    Sorry.
     
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    I did "re-locate" ma 'n' pa. But did give them a quick "flying lesson" on the way. Not sure if they ever re grouped or found new partners as I threw them on separate days. Same location though
     
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    I don't think conkers or peppermint kills them. In fact I'm sure they won't. But if they don't like the smell (it's the chestnut oil in conkers) they will move on to somewhere else.

    I am quite happy with the spiders myself but the webs and poop can be a nuisance.
     
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    We have Boris 1 and Boris 2 in our wing mirrors, great fun watching them rush back behind the glass as the speed increases.:LOL:
     
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    From experience I can assure you that conkers do not work. Don't worry about Mum and Dad, Mum died shortly after producing the kids and Dad was probably eaten by Mum..........................live and let live Eh!!

    The Tinca's
     
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    Sat up in bed the other night watching a film when something hit me on the head.
    Jumped up to see a large spider just sliding under my top pillow.

    What film were you watching i hear you ask..........

    ARACHNOPHOBIA !!!!

    :Eeek:
     
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    Film fiction or... dum de dum dum... reality...?

    [​IMG]

    Spider the size of a puppy :eek:!
     
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    Just don't sleep with your mouth open!! (Apparently, we ingest a few during our life time)
     
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    It seems few on here are aware how people with Arachnophobia
    do react to the whole subject and while it may seem funny to post pictures etc perhaps it would be kinder not to.:)(y)(y)

    Any Insecticide will kill most of them
    here's my solution;
    Indoors sorry it's the hoover. outdoors do as they like.


    There are also Electronic spider deterrents available some friends
    have them.
    SEE
    Amazon

    Reports on their efficiency vary but many people swear by them.
     
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    OMG What does spider poop look like, please?
     
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    O M G.............. Feel sick now. :(
     

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