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susieq

07:40PM | 08/29/02
Member Since: 08/02/00
7 lifetime posts
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We have spiders in our basement. The basement is finished but tends to be a bit damp. However, we use it for a TV room and a spare bedroom. How do we get rid of the spiders?

D_BUG_U

07:06AM | 09/01/02
Member Since: 08/11/02
7 lifetime posts
MOST HOUSE SPIDERS ARE CONTROLLED BY THE REMOVAL OF THE WEBS AND THE EGGS SACS. SEAL ALL CRACKS AROUND THE BASEMENT WINDOWS AND FOUNDATION WALL. ALSO TRY USING A DEHUMIDIFIER FOR THE BASEMENT TO DRAW SOME OF THE MOISTURE OUT. ALSO IF THAT DOES NOT WORK TRY A INSECTICIDE TREATMENT FOR THE BASEBOARDS AND WINDOWS FOR THE INTERIOR, AND A EXTERIOR TREATMENT AROUND THE FOUNDATION WALL AND WINDOWS.

rpxlpx

05:25AM | 09/03/02
Member Since: 03/13/00
1675 lifetime posts
I think the dehimidifier is a good idea. Some of what the spiders eat is other bugs that require a moist environment. Get rid of the spiders food supply and they'll go away.
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