Black Widows!!!

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by cherndon712, Sep 6, 2013.

  1. cherndon712

    cherndon712 Songster

    Jan 1, 2008
    I've killed at least 15 black widows in the last several days, inside my home and out!! We set of bug bombs Saturday after I had one crawling in my hair in bed :( Since then I've killed a ton more, mostly outside. Its the time of year here for spiders to come inside and they're doing just that! I need a long acting bug spray to spray on the cracks outside the house, but I need something that won't hurt my chickens. It has to be strong enough to kill black widows because I have 3 kids and cant have them biting my kiddos!! Any ideas?
  2. centrarchid

    centrarchid Free Ranging

    Sep 19, 2009
    Holts Summit, Missouri
    Look into sticky traps like used for cock roaches and mice.
  3. Godsgrl

    Godsgrl Ostrich wrangler

    Aug 27, 2007
    at the zoo usually
    we had to buy something when my daughter found a scorpion in her dorm room. We found Raid Bug Barrier. It's a bit pricey at $8.00, but you use it to build a barrier around your home. Spray all doorways and windows, you might even want to spray in your attic. It has a motor in the trigger that allows you to press it once, and it continually sprays. The trigger is reusable after the spray is gone. We found it well worth the cost; otherwise my daughter would not have gone to college. [​IMG]
  4. cherndon712

    cherndon712 Songster

    Jan 1, 2008
    Its disturbing cuz we just bug bombed last weekend. We bought a ton of the sticky spider traps and bug barrier spray. I'm just worried about using the bug spray outside because my birds all free range :(
  5. Look into the dough like pesticides commercial poultry farmers use on the cracks and joints in their chicken houses to control chicken mites. The whole idea is to discourage entry and kill those pest who can't take a hint.[​IMG]

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