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Rickent    32

We have been inundated with spiders this year. We never kill them but catch the biggest ones in a glass and evict them , they still find their way back in though. Spider poo is a nightmare, gets everywhere.

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Aguila    4

I've no problems with spiders, except for the persistent little devils who spin their webs on my security cameras! 

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rusty69    279
9 minutes ago, Aguila said:

I've no problems with spiders, except for the persistent little devils who spin their webs on my security cameras! 

Connect the cameras to the web then you can view whilst away from home:)

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rusty69    279
5 minutes ago, MartynG said:

Conkers ,  on the boat ,deter spiders.

 

I Concur, spiders definitely can't conquer conkers. They are however good at marbles. 

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2 hours ago, MartynG said:

Conkers ,  on the boat ,deter spiders.

 

I didn't believe this, but it really works!  A few conkers in the fruit dish and they all but disappeared.

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BruceinSanity    131
1 hour ago, Mac of Cygnet said:

A few conkers in the fruit dish

Sounds like several recent threads on here...

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koukouvagia    97
4 hours ago, Rickent said:

 Spider poo is a nightmare, gets everywhere.

It's highly corrosive too.  I had to have the reflector of my vintage headlight re-chromed because of the damage the blighters did. 

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rusty69    279
1 minute ago, koukouvagia said:

It's highly corrosive too.  I had to have the reflector of my vintage headlight re-chromed because of the damage the blighters did. 

Thought you would have one of these with an owl on

 

 

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On 06/08/2017 at 14:02, Mac of Cygnet said:

I didn't believe this, but it really works!  A few conkers in the fruit dish and they all but disappeared.

 

I didn't believe it either so I went to the park and gathered about 100 conkers. 

I hung them up in little netting bags all around the boat and they made no difference at all. Three weeks later the boat was still full of spiders, mostly living in the conker bags.

 

(I made that last bit up actually... :) )

 

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jacko264    2

We found a bright green nearly illumines spider at work today iv never seen one like it before

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dor    270

We have quite a successful colony of false widow spiders on the boat at the moment.  Thankfully the biggest ones (and the mother of them all is BIG), lives outside and live behind the tunnel light.  She comes out about dusk and spins a new web, then sits in the middle of the cratch window, legs (arms?) optimistically outstretched.

Arachnophobes look away now:

Nothing on the Nephila spider we came across in Madagascar.  I did ask my wife to put her head alongside for scale, but for some reason she declined.  The abdomen of this beauty was about 80 mm long - note the rather nervous husband in the top right corner...

 

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tree monkey    299
7 hours ago, Mike the Boilerman said:

 

I didn't believe it either so I went to the park and gathered about 100 conkers. 

I hung them up in little netting bags all around the boat and they made no difference at all. Three weeks later the boat was still full of spiders, mostly living in the conker bags.

 

(I made that last bit up actually... :) )

 

In the days when I was paid to climb trees I never found a lack of spiders in horse chestnuts

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MartynG    12

 

7 minutes ago, tree monkey said:

In the days when I was paid to climb trees I never found a lack of spiders in horse chestnuts

It doesnt work out in the fresh air. 

My boat gets loads of spiders on the outside - but not the interior. The magic conker vapour has to be given time to build up.  I expect full time boaters have the doors open too much .

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On 09/08/2017 at 20:14, MartynG said:

 

It doesnt work out in the fresh air. 

My boat gets loads of spiders on the outside - but not the interior. The magic conker vapour has to be given time to build up.  I expect full time boaters have the doors open too much .

 

Ah back peddling like mad now then eh?

Conkers only work if you never open the doors, eh? Well I disagree. I keep my doors shut all the time and still the spiders thrive.

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Sea Dog    330

Someone must've hidden a load of conkers on our boat, cos we rarely get any spiders. When we're alongside there's a few outside which appear to live next door and use us as the other end of their webs. Other than that, I wonder what some folk are doing to attract so many. Anyway, you need to introduce a few thrushes - they'll  sort 'em out. 

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Grassman    11

 

We find that the conkers work well for a few months but once they dry and shrivel up they become less effective.

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Dunno about boats, but I've rarely seen a spider since I got a couple of mint plants in my bedroom. Seems to work a treat. And handy at lunchtime. (The plant, not the spiders.)

You can also use a spray bottle with water, peppermint oil and a teeny tiny drip of washing up liquid (to help displace the water).

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mango    124

Does anyone know why spiders like being in boats when they usually stay outside houses?

I suppose people like being in boats too.

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