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    Indoor Spider/Insect Killer and Repeller

    I am looking for suggestions for our unfinished basement. Setting up my studio and I'd like to get something that will kill and hopefully repel the spiders and insect. Certainly not bad at all - but have a few. I wouldn't care one bit if I didn't have future customers down there.

    Whatever the treatment is, I'd like it to not be too harmful to humans, have much of a smell - or if that's not possible - at least a smell that goes away very quickly.



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    Re: Spider/Insect Killer and Repeller

    We use Ortho Home Defense all of the time. It's great about keeping bugs out of the house. Spray on the inside or outside of the house.


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    Re: Spider/Insect Killer and Repeller

    Home depot offers hot shot (i think) bug killer lasts up to 9 months used it in our apartment and havent seen a thing. Smells for a bit but is non toxic



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    Re: Spider/Insect Killer and Repeller

    What kinda bugs do you have? Just the normal spiders? Or something more sinister down there?


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    Re: Spider/Insect Killer and Repeller

    Nothing bad at all, I'd guess far cleaner than your usual basement as it's just one year old and we're down here often using our workout equipment.

    But we do have a few spiders, cobwebs, etc. Just want to get rid of 'em. Kids, models and the like usually are not too fond of such creatures.



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    Re: Spider/Insect Killer and Repeller

    Quote Originally Posted by CyGal View Post
    We use Ortho Home Defense all of the time. It's great about keeping bugs out of the house. Spray on the inside or outside of the house.
    I'll second the Ortho Home Defense. We had "foot spiders" (my panicked name for house centipedes) at our old apartment, and this killed them all. It was safe with our pet, too.


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    Re: Spider/Insect Killer and Repeller

    Use DDT on mosquitos



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    For spiders, I just leave them. For some reason spiders never bothered me. Now those hairy centipedes with zillions of legs.

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    Re: Indoor Spider/Insect Killer and Repeller

    Quote Originally Posted by brianhos View Post
    For spiders, I just leave them. For some reason spiders never bothered me. Now those hairy centipedes with zillions of legs.

    Silverfish and Firebrats | Iowa Insect Information Notes

    Those are the things I HATE!
    Those are foot spiders!! House Centipede | Iowa Insect Information Notes

    They creep me out so much. I don't care about spiders, either, but those are GROSS.


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    Re: Indoor Spider/Insect Killer and Repeller

    Hah, Angie, you and I have the same feelings about those. Those centipedes are horrible. I have seen one in our house in the 12 years we have lived here. I wanted to just burn the place down and move to a new house. If we ever get roaches, that is what I am doing.


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    Re: Indoor Spider/Insect Killer and Repeller

    Quote Originally Posted by brianhos View Post
    Hah, Angie, you and I have the same feelings about those. Those centipedes are horrible. I have seen one in our house in the 12 years we have lived here. I wanted to just burn the place down and move to a new house. If we ever get roaches, that is what I am doing.
    ICK! The duplex we lived in was older, so I think they must have been in the walls... I'm getting creeped out just remembering them. I love that our new place seems to be immune, too. EW - roaches would freak me out, too.


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    Re: Indoor Spider/Insect Killer and Repeller

    We get this nasty looking things in our basement...I guess they live in the large bark mulch the owners before us put in around the house. Removing that stuff is job numero uno during the spring clean this year.



    And we have the sliverfish too because the earwigs die once inside and it gets cold in the basement. Great thread I'm getting all kinds of great idea's for spring cleaning.



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    Re: Indoor Spider/Insect Killer and Repeller

    If you want to go organic, hedge balls are suppose to keep the bugs away by producing an odor bugs can smell but humans cant not.

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    Re: Indoor Spider/Insect Killer and Repeller

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    If you want to go organic, hedge balls are suppose to keep the bugs away by producing an odor bugs can smell but humans cant not.

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    I swear those dont work. They used to sell them at the grocery store I worked at in HS. Customers would say they dont work.



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