Insecticides???

iVillage Member
Registered: 08-24-2005
Insecticides???
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Wed, 11-02-2011 - 10:33am
Hey girls, I have an important question for you all. With the spring in full bloom, we've also been getting visits from all kinds of insects in our house. Generally I'm pretty kind to them, since my motto is "Don't mess with me and I won't mess with you". Even with spiders, (that creep the heck out of me), but I still try to be cool and not kill them (after all they do eat mosquitoes and flies and such!!) BUT... yesterday we found our THIRD loxoceles laeta... the spider is potentially deadly to humans, specially small children. I think you have a relative of those in Norh America... but it is less dangerous.... . Anyhow.... for obvious reasons I need to kill them. But want to do it with an something relatively harmless to children and pregnant women. Any ideas?

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Registered: 10-15-2001
Wed, 11-02-2011 - 4:13pm
I don't have any advice, but that sounds like one scary spider!
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iVillage Member
Registered: 07-15-2004
Wed, 11-02-2011 - 11:21pm

I just quickly googled and found this website that has some nice natural ideas.
http://lilbitgabby.com/kitchen/2009/04/all-natural-spider-control/

You could also try sticky traps in areas you find them or they could be getting in. That way they are stopped in their tracks.

 Cassie 

     

iVillage Member
Registered: 08-24-2005
Thu, 11-03-2011 - 6:51am
Thanks cassie!

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