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Old 05-03-2012, 02:00 PM   #1
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Spidery Start to the 2012 Scamping Season

Hi, everybody-

I just picked up my Scamp from winter storage this morning and I seem to have a spider problem. When I went out to check on it in the fall, it was thick inside with the most Halloweeny-type webs I've ever seen--I've never seen webs like that. And today, an encounter with an actual spider that may have created those webs... (Identifying the hairy, black, freaky spider remains difficult, because I squished it too well...) I'm not afraid of spiders, per se, but nobody's sleeping in there until it's at least cleaned, at most fumigated. I'm leery of chemicals, since it's such a small space, but does anybody have any recommendations for bombs or other solutions?

Thanks.

Karen

P.S. Shameless plug: First blog post of the season is up--picking up the Scamp, the electrical not working, spiders, and other fun stuff.
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Old 05-03-2012, 02:07 PM   #2
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How about a good shop vac, don't think I would use a bomb if I could help it. Don't forget if you have a furnace to vacuum it out good along with a 3way fridge. Where the burner/pilot light is.
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Old 05-03-2012, 02:26 PM   #3
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Sounds like the makings of a 1950's B horror film.
I like the vacuum solution too. Perhaps one with a bag would be better than a shop vac? Suck the little critters up. Raz
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Old 05-03-2012, 04:47 PM   #4
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I vote for the vacuum solution as well.....including all the storage hatches. It might surprise you as to how many webs one little spider in an enclosed space can make in the course of a few months.....
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I vote for the vacuum solution as well.....including all the storage hatches. It might surprise you as to how many webs one little spider in an enclosed space can make in the course of a few months.....
But why do you think there is only one..............
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But why do you think there is only one..............
LOL just trying to be optimistic!
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I live in the land of Daddy Long Legs and his various relatives
Once a year I place 3 Real Kill indoor foggers throughout my home set them off and go fishing for the day.
When I come home in the afternoon I open most of the windows, turn the roof mounted swamp cooler on the roof.
Then the fun part even though the direction say open all the windows and turn on the A/C and fans for 30 inutes.
I hook up my trailer and go back to my fishing spot and and come back home the following afternoon.
Been doing it for 7 years with no ill effects
If I had your spider problem I would open everything up inside the trailer, make sure there are no pilot lites lit and set of one bomb for a day and then let it air out.
You will get all the creepy crawleys that called your trailer home during the winter.
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Old 05-03-2012, 06:40 PM   #8
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john----are you sure you aren't just setting off bombs as an excuse to go fishing???
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Old 05-03-2012, 09:55 PM   #9
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I think I would bomb too. The only thing is that bombing, at least the ones I have used, leave a gross film. You would also have to empty all cabinets, to ensure that the bomb gets in there, and then possibly have to wipe everything down later.

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Makes one wonder what the spider was eating? No food no spider.
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HORSE APPLES!!! No seriously, we call them horse apples around here SW Wi, I think they come from the osage orange tree and it'll make the trailer smell like oranges...well google it if you don't believe me
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Old 05-04-2012, 11:31 AM   #12
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Before "bombing" your trailer I suggest looking up "Organic (natural) ways to get rid of spiders" on the Internet. There are many earth (and people) friendly ways to accomplish your goal.
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LOL before bombing I would be looking to see if I could find evidence that there is actually evidence of more than the one spider as the only one actually seen is already dead :-))
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