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Old 01-18-2008, 12:07 PM   #1
Lester De Guzman
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question for home garage gym warriors

I recently moved my power rack and built a platform in my garage. But I seem to have a pretty annoying spider problem. The first day I moved everything in I killed a black widow beside being annoyed with all the webs. I think black widows are something to worry about. Anybody have any advice on getting rid of them?
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Old 01-18-2008, 12:14 PM   #2
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Re: question for home garage gym warriors

Bug spray?

Then just patch up all the holes where they get in from and clean up everything?
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Old 01-18-2008, 12:19 PM   #3
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Re: question for home garage gym warriors

You can buy bug bombs that should kill any bugs in the garage. You can get them from Home Depot or any other such store. They have different ones for different sized areas, so you would need to make sure you use the right one (or use multiple). Then, when they're all dead, vacuum everything up with a shop vac and look for any areas where they might get in. If you have to, clean the garage out of any unnecessary junk as well (so they can't hide).
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Old 01-18-2008, 12:25 PM   #4
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Re: question for home garage gym warriors

I captured a black widow in my garage gym. I still have her in a tupperware container, she is awesome, every bug I catch goes in there lol.

I keep stuff away from the walls and sweep away webs, squash etc. frequently.

From what I understand, spiders need direct wet contact with the poison, so you have to apply way to liberally than you might want to.

If you keep areas dry and discourage food from strolling in (rolly pollys) you may find fewer and fewer spiders hanging out, taking out the webs (and egg sacks) also puts a dent in the population.
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Old 01-18-2008, 01:46 PM   #5
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Re: question for home garage gym warriors

I like to use the leaf blower fairly often to clean the garage.
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Old 01-18-2008, 03:20 PM   #6
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I had a spider/infestation problem in the garage gym and I left out several copies of Muscle and Fitness on the gym floor and the bugs began eating it and they all died of severe under-hypertrophy.
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Old 01-18-2008, 05:29 PM   #7
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Re: question for home garage gym warriors

well I'm going to clean up A LOT over the weekend, and I will probably try those bug bombs some of you are talking about. I also heard that spraying lemon pledge repels them, it cheap enough for me to try. Thanks to all for the advice.
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Old 01-18-2008, 07:11 PM   #8
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Re: question for home garage gym warriors

Im down here in Louisiana , besides the roach problem we also have spider problems. I bought these things at Lowes that you plug into the wall and it sends out some sort of electric impulse that repels pests. I have only seen a few insects since i got these things and if I do see them , it's almost like they are paralyzed and disoriented (easier to kill). I would bug bomb the area and then plug in a few of those and you should be good. If they can work on post Katrina roaches, they can work on anything.
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Old 01-18-2008, 10:30 PM   #9
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Get some chooks, guinea fowl......

Much more eco friendly than chemical.
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Old 01-19-2008, 06:35 AM   #10
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Re: question for home garage gym warriors

It would be fun to try Keith's approach, just to see if it worked. I LOL'd at that one.
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