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Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by lovinthechickens, Oct 7, 2008.

  1. lovinthechickens

    lovinthechickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    guess what? im afraid of spiders. VERY AFRAID!

    guess what? my coop is INFESTED with BLACK WIDOWS!

    dont know what a black widow is?
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Black_widow_spider


    WHAT can i do to kill these little vermen, and not kill my chickens?
    Help!
     
  2. Hangin Wit My Peeps

    Hangin Wit My Peeps AutumnBreezeChickens.com

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    UGH! Great subject line for this! THIS is why I live in Wisconsin! [​IMG] [​IMG] I sure can't help ya out but I do feel bad for you! Good luck with that and hope someone can help you out soon!
     
  3. Poulets De Cajun

    Poulets De Cajun Overrun With Chickens

    Do you not have spiders in Wisconsin?
     
  4. BFeathered

    BFeathered Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'd help ya out, but the plane tickets r way too expensive. Evryone calls for me to put the spiders out, but black widows are a bit tougher. A REALLY big paper cup, and piece of flat cardboard ought to hold a few of them... sorry. Not helpful, but maybe a tea-tree mist would drive them out?
     
  5. rufus

    rufus Overrun With Chickens

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    OK, take a fly swatter to them. Clean up their webs every day or so. If they don't have webs, they go hungry.

    Their egg sacks look like little silk balls. Don't try to squash them, that usually doesn't work. Light a match to the egg sack, that always works.

    If the chickens can get to them, they are gonners.

    Good luck,

    Rufus
     
  6. panner123

    panner123 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 15, 2007
    Garden Valley, ca
    Chickens love them. Spiders are the easiest bug to kill, any fly or bug spray will do them in. You can also try beach, soap and water, still kill some of them. I have been biten a number of times with no ill effects. Last Feb. when bit, I had to make a trip to the ER. That one got me good, had to take some pills for 21 days and still have a hole in my arm.
     
  7. Ms. Lewis Rich

    Ms. Lewis Rich Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Diatomaceous earth should work fine.
     
  8. newnanchic

    newnanchic Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 3, 2008
    Newnan, Georgia
    Would sevin dust kill them if you dusted the coop ???
     
  9. Hangin Wit My Peeps

    Hangin Wit My Peeps AutumnBreezeChickens.com

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    Do you not have spiders in Wisconsin?

    Oh we do have spiders in WI but she is talking black widows! We do NOT have those here and we don't have spiders in the winter [​IMG] At least none that are coming out to say hello [​IMG]
     
  10. Run-A-Muck Ranch

    Run-A-Muck Ranch Chillin' With My Peeps

    Quote:Oh we do have spiders in WI but she is talking black widows! We do NOT have those here and we don't have spiders in the winter [​IMG] At least none that are coming out to say hello [​IMG]

    Can I come live with you then [​IMG] .....I live in WI too, and I just had smushed the largest nastiest spider I have seen last night....The nasty thing was trying to get into the house...
    If they stay outside I am fine. It's the icky ones I find in the house(or making there way into the house) that don't stand a chance.
    I have seen the chickens go crazy over a spider here and there though. It is a site.... [​IMG]
     

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