This stuff works
I know there are some of you that wish no harm to anything, even a bug or insect whose bite can kill you or make you very ill. I like leaving nature alone too, but sometimes I have to call in reinforcements to take care of all the spiders and scorpions here. I don’t mind them staying outdoors, but I don’t want them in my house. My house includes my courtyard and patio. We do sit out there occasionally and it’s nice to be free of the spider webs that cling to everything all year long. It makes my place look like its ready for Halloween. Plus, I don’t want to be sitting out there and have a surprise visit from one of these insects who lurk under the chairs and benches.
It’s amazing the things that can live in the harsh environment of the desert. I can sweep up and in two days it looks like nothing’s ever been touched. This was wearing me out. I don’t have a lot of time anyway to devote to this. I’d like my cleanup jobs to last a month. Wouldn’t that be nice?
We have black widows that live in our plant pots, plus they’re everywhere out on the patio and courtyard. They’re in the garage too, along with scorpions, so I have to be very careful where I stick my hands. We have brown recluse here too and wolf spiders, which are another bad one, although I’m not sure if I’ve ever seen any. I do know some of the spiders here look pretty fierce.
So last fall I went on the hunt for anything that would work. I got so sick of cleaning up spider webs. I wanted to share a product with all of you, in case you have this problem at your house.
The spider spray pictured above really works! I’m amazed that something that’s actually advertised to work does the job. Most times I’m disappointed at all the claims products make.
I purchased this spray at my local Ace hardware store but I’m sure places like Home Dept and Lowes carry it. Walmart may even carry it. I’ve never looked there. It says it kills all the spiders listed above, plus more, and also scorpions. The stuff isn’t cheap, but it’s worth it. We’ve had rain and snow and it’s been months since I sprayed this in my courtyard and we have no spider webs. I’m impressed! The guys at the hardware store told me I would have to repeat it after it rained, or perhaps after a month had gone by. Not so, this stuff works! I did use a whole can of this out there though and my courtyard is about ten by ten in size. It comes out as a white foam spray and I sprayed against the foundation of the house and around all the walls and pillars.
I’ll need two cans for my patio because it’s at least twice that big. It’s still worth it though, in my opinion. With warmer weather coming, this may be useful.