Safe Way of Killing and Repelling Spiders?

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by Mommy2Rosie, Mar 1, 2015.

  1. Mommy2Rosie

    Mommy2Rosie New Egg

    Mar 1, 2015
    Hi there! I have chickens and will soon have turkeys again (shipping week of April 13th) , which is why I'm here! I went in to clean up the coop today (wash down walls, etc.) and ended up finding a huge black widow and two large egg sacs. I killed the spider and smashed the sacs, but it makes my uneasy that it was there because I have a 1.5 year old daughter that "helps" :p me with the chores. I know herbs and such will repel bugs, but is there anything that's safe to use to kill AND repel? The coop is currently empty, with a dirt floor. Turkeys are Bourbon Reds that are going to be raised for meat. TIA for any advice!

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