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Old June 7th, 2019, 21:48
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Red face Well...the little biatches are back.

Went around the yard tonight will the flashlight and a can of Raid and got about it dozen of them.
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Old June 8th, 2019, 06:11
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Re: Well...the little biatches are back.

Sounds like black/brown widows.

When I started my war on them I was able to get about a hundred/night. It took me a couple of years to get them knocked down to the level you have.

Nothing is more fun than working under a car and finding one of them residing right where you just put your hand to reach that bolt.
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Old June 8th, 2019, 09:48
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Re: Well...the little biatches are back.

*shivers*

Good God...
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Old June 9th, 2019, 18:55
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Re: Well...the little biatches are back.

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Sounds like black/brown widows.

When I started my war on them I was able to get about a hundred/night. It took me a couple of years to get them knocked down to the level you have.

Nothing is more fun than working under a car and finding one of them residing right where you just put your hand to reach that bolt.
Yup, my one phobia. I was fortunate enough to get them all before they were mature enough to have egg sacks. This time of year I make weekly rounds. If I spot a web I'll wait them out.
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Old June 12th, 2019, 00:29
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Re: Well...the little biatches are back.

I got six more of the little buggers tonight. Most were still immature but two of the black ones were already pregnant.

I'm with you Skwerly.
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Old June 13th, 2019, 17:10
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Re: Well...the little biatches are back.

I thought of this thread this afternoon.

Picked up a fishing tackle box, looked through the contents on one side, then flipped it over to look at the other side. Whaddya know? Mama with an egg sack just sitting right there. I returned her to her maker.
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Old June 14th, 2019, 08:06
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Re: Well...the little biatches are back.

Ew, NOT good.

For many years here (Ben knows about this all too well) I have gone on what I call widow patrol in the early evenings. Normally consisting of a sharp eye and a broom, I go round taking these little bastards out, one by one.

Oddly, I haven't seen any this year, although evidence of them is clear (widow webs are appearing). It's on like Donkey Kong. I really don't like to systematically kill anything, but widows have always been an exception.

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Old June 14th, 2019, 12:50
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Re: Well...the little biatches are back.

I can spot a widow web from 40' away. I go back to it a couple hours after dark. The older ones don't come out right after it gets dark.

The ultimate spider web remover is Fiberfill stapled loosely on the end of a pole. They cling to it like a magnet.
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Re: Well...the little biatches are back.

Doesn't anyone use starting fluid and a lighter anymore??
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Re: Well...the little biatches are back.

The desire to do that is still there, but I like my house upright and not ashes so I refrain.
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Re: Well...the little biatches are back.

I came in from the garage this morning for a fillup for my coffee cup and there is one of the little black b****'s walking across a kitchen floor. Fatal mistake on her part; I had shoes on.
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Re: Well...the little biatches are back.

I agree; being outside is one thing, but when I see them in here? Oh, it's ooonnnn...
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Well...the little biatches are back.

I just had to kill 4 of them last night. One was right under the breaker box I was checking, the other tried running back into my tool bag when it saw the light. They all got the chancla.

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