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Forum topic by Madmark2 posted 07-19-2021 06:32 AM 649 views 0 times favorited 29 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Madmark2

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07-19-2021 06:32 AM

Topic tags/keywords: wood spiders humor

I leave the shop overnight and there are spider webs on EVERYTHING! Looks like the shop hasn’t been used in months!

I’m adjusting the drill press table height and spider is trying to make a web on the crank while I’m cranking!

What looks like a 3×3 piece of tissue floating thru the shop is actually a group of hundreds of tiny white spiders floating on a web “sail”.

They don’t hurt anything but their webs get in the sawdust and the debris that blows in under the door and crap is stuck EVERYWHERE.

I leave a box in clamps overnight and there several webs between the clamps. There is also one long thread all the way from the clamp on the box sitting on the table saw, over my chair, all the way to the band saw.

Just venting but I expect to be found hanging from the ceiling in a cocoon if I take a nap.

They don’t seem to bite. At least they’re not brown recluse spiders.

-- The hump with the stump and the pump!


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AlaskaGuy

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#1 posted 07-19-2021 06:50 AM

Spiders don’t stay where there is no food source.

-- Alaskan's for Global warming!

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Madmark2

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#2 posted 07-19-2021 06:57 AM

There are tons of them, and only on the woodworking half of the garage! I have no clue what they’re feeding on. The only things in their webs seems to be sawdust & yard debris (bits of leaves, flower petals, pet hair, etc.) nothing that looks edible anyway.

-- The hump with the stump and the pump!

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#3 posted 07-19-2021 09:22 AM

Sounds like a good spaying or fumigation is in order.

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tvrgeek

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#4 posted 07-19-2021 09:28 AM

Boric acid.

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#5 posted 07-19-2021 09:38 AM

I’m glad you posted this. I’ve got to spray my shop again because I have the same problem. I use a spray about once a year. It’s a indoor/outdoor concentrate that I get from Tractor Supply (any farm store should have it). It’s made up of 7.9% Bifenthrin and some other goodies. Spiders aren’t that bad but it is a PIA at cleanup time and just annoying.
I sure some folks are gonna start bleeding about using chemicals, but get a grip. Just don’t drink it or spray the wife in the face and you’ll be fine. Ya need to get it done before one of the big ones takes you outback and makes you his girl.

-- Thin the herd

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pontic

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#6 posted 07-19-2021 10:21 AM

I have the same problem, had it for a long time, clean regulary, fumigate. Learn to live with them. I do notice that when I get rit of them the flies and wasps buzzing around the shop increase.

-- Illigitimii non carburundum sum

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Kudzupatch

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#7 posted 07-19-2021 12:26 PM

One gallon sprayer and an order from https://www.doyourownpestcontrol.com/ will take care of it. I have to spray maybe once a year.

-- Jeff Horton * Kudzu Craft skin boats* www.kudzucraft.com

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OldBull

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#8 posted 07-19-2021 12:38 PM

When I move something and see one I don’t know which one of us jumps the highest, me or the spider. I also have floaters in my eyes which looks like something is moving occaisionally but nothing is there.

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Dark_Lightning

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#9 posted 07-19-2021 01:17 PM

In the early days of life, a lot of those spiders will eat each other if not enough chow is available. I have some long-bodied cellar spiders (AKA daddy long-legs in my garage, and they are welcome to stay, as they out compete the black widows. I killed a metropolitan brown widow in the house last week. Time to hose the place down with insecticide.

-- Steven.......Random Orbital Nailer

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SMP

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#10 posted 07-19-2021 01:37 PM



I killed a metropolitan brown widow in the house last week..

- Dark_Lightning

i pictured the spider in a little red velvet robe sipping on cranberry cosmopolitans

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Robert

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#11 posted 07-19-2021 01:37 PM

Same with me. I’ve learned to live with them.

A wisp with a propane torch works well!!

-- Everything is a prototype thats why its one of a kind!!

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splintergroup

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#12 posted 07-19-2021 03:29 PM

When I was younger, I’d go after the wasp nests with a lighter and aerosol can of carb cleaner. Basically napalm the buggers. Fun to watch them all fall to the ground and see the black widows emerge and clean up the carnage.

That was until the number of BW spiders started to soar.

Aside from dealing with the web mess, I’ve resigned myself to let nature deal with the population control. At least it makes my job easier!

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therealSteveN

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#13 posted 07-19-2021 03:37 PM

I’m not a Spider lover, but they do trap flies in my shop, and anything that puts a stop to those annoying bastiages get’s special treatment. :-)

Worst case is I have to walk in some days swinging a straight broom in front of me to clear a path, otherwise we exist harmoniously. I just keep one parked near the Man door.

-- Think safe, be safe

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splintergroup

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#14 posted 07-19-2021 03:48 PM

I love the sticky fly strips for catching the winged pestilence. Seasonally we get the “stupid” ones that can’t be shooed away and are trying to crawl into your mouth while you are making a cut.

The strips hang near the window and get covered in flies. I’ll stop what I’m doing if I hear the buzzing of a freshly caught aviator and watch them suffer, bwahahahaha!
Shop safety hazard, kill or be killed!

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#15 posted 07-19-2021 08:07 PM


I killed a metropolitan brown widow in the house last week..

- Dark_Lightning

i pictured the spider in a little red velvet robe sipping on cranberry cosmopolitans

- SMP


lol. They aren’t as poisonous as black widows. I think that the word “cosmopolitan” in reference to a spider is amusing. Spiders live practically everywhere.

-- Steven.......Random Orbital Nailer

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