any one have a natural spider repellent? safe around birds and fish?

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by xchairity_casex, Aug 28, 2011.

  1. xchairity_casex

    xchairity_casex Songster

    Feb 5, 2011
    i live in the basement of our house almost a small apartment and i have all my pets down there 3 fish tanks (including an 80 gallon with extra thick glass) a russian tortiose,my cats and quite a few button quail. before we moved in i cleaned the entire basement and sprayed raid but that was almost a year ago and cant use raid anymore and ive been noticing spiders. i wouldnt mind so much except i sleep down there and my clothes are down there i hate the thought of spiders in my bed or in my clothes! anyone have a natural spider repellent that is safe to use around pets especielly fish and birds?
  2. HorseFeatherz NV

    HorseFeatherz NV Eggink Chickens

    Ewww, not a spider fan.

    Years ago, I had a cat who would save me from any spider found in the house.

    Now I have a chicken who comes when I call her name (ok, scream her name when I see a spider).

    If you cannot find a spider eater, then the good old squish or vacuum cleaner might be the best natural spider deterant.

    Sorry I am no help. [​IMG]
  3. chickens? not yet

    chickens? not yet Chirping

    Jun 21, 2011
    Kingman, AZ.
    Cover the fish tank, take the birds out for the day, all animals, take them up stairs and spray! I hate spiders!!
  4. Stacykins

    Stacykins Crowing

    Jan 19, 2011
    Escanaba, MI
    While I doubt the effectiveness of the item, apparently osage oranges can repel spiders. I saw them for sale at my local supermarket with a huge "NOT EDIBLE" sign and touting the bug repellent facts, including spiders. I think they were called "Hedge Apples" or "Hedge Balls" on the sign.

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