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Old 09-17-2012, 11:02 AM
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The part that wigs me out is that the spiders wouldn't be there if there in those numbers if there wasn't an ample food supply . . .
Exactly!!! Bombs away!!!!!! I would ask the owner to exterminate the place before I moved in.
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Old 09-17-2012, 12:25 PM
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Usually yeah, but this is the time of year they start heading indoors en masse because it's cold outside and nice and cozy in our houses.
But so does the food supply . . . .
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Old 09-17-2012, 12:48 PM
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I had spiders in my basement when I moved into my house. There was a hole in the wall and spiders and mice just moved in. Following the spiders were the fluffy centipedes which eat spiders. I hate those!

One visit from the exterminator and filling the hole took care of the spiders. A couple of traps took care of the mice.

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Old 09-17-2012, 01:56 PM
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OMG *shivers* eeekkkkkkk, I got goosebumps just reading your story! I freaking HATE spiders! SO sorry!
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Old 09-17-2012, 04:42 PM
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Ok today is a bit better. Last night I went around with a big water bottle that I had filled with water and added more peppermint oil than was probably necessary. I sprayed every corner and sprayed around doorways and around my bed. I sprayed everywhere that looked like a spot a spider would hang out. When I had gotten home last night there were still spiders everywhere. Today I've only seen a few. The landlord have Josh the stuff needed to patch the door where the gap is. He's paying Josh to fix it and I'm hoping he gets home from work in time to do it today.

Another thing I'm going to do since I've heard such great things about peppermint oil is soak cotton balls in peppermint oil and put them on little trays in every area where we tend to see the spiders. Going to try and see if I can find some candles with peppermint oil in them as well.

Joey also ate a few of them last night. Yayyy Joey!!!

I'm actually surprised that the peppermint oil seems to be working as well as it is. I don't think it kills them but it definitely makes them want to get as far away from where you spray it as possible.

I have DE but I'm not sure if its food grade so I need to probably go get some. Going to sprinkle that everywhere along baseboards and especially all over where the entrance to the basement is. Would it be better to just sprinkle the powder as is or would it mix with water or something to make an effective bug spray? I also have to see if Josh can go around and look for any other cracks and spaces they could be coming in from. I'm not going to let these freaky things win.
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Old 09-17-2012, 04:55 PM
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OMG,I frikkin hate spiders that sounds like an AWFUL experience.
Get out of there,I honestly am surprised you could even go in.
I really really really hope that gets sorted out ASAP
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Old 09-17-2012, 06:31 PM
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Sprinkle the powder. DE loses effectiveness when it gets wet.

Borax should help too.
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Old 09-17-2012, 06:50 PM
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Eeeek! I'm so sorry, that sounds HORRIBLE. I had a similar experience with roaches years ago and I'm still traumatized. When my cat woke me up by hunting one ON MY PILLOW I moved out.

DE works great, put some in a line in the doorway, and on the windowsills. Get some caulk and fill in every gap you can find in the baseboards, windowsills, cabinets, etc.

They also have electronic gizmos that repel bugs, if you don't have any small animals (hamsters etc.) it shouldn't bother dog or cats. Something like this:

Bell + Howell Electromagnetic Ultrasonic Pest Repeller

Only the ones I found were cheaper and they had them at Home Depot. Didn't work on roaches (they actually seemed to *like* them, ugh) but might work on spiders.

An exterminator is also a great idea. The place I used to live in would get spiders like crazy (we have black widows here *shudder*), but when they got too bad we had a guy come and spray all around the outside of the house and it killed everything for months.

Good luck. I *hate* spiders too so totally feel your pain.
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Old 09-17-2012, 07:49 PM
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Are you in any kind of lease or contract for this place?

Honestly, i would find a nice STABLE apartment you can rent for at least another year and come up with a GOOD plan and look for the perfect place. Is it ideal? No. But is THIS ideal? Definitely not. Going from almost moving in with a nut job to being able to stay with inlaws and only a week or two later moving again to another seriously undesireable situation. How are you going to find the perfect place with all this craziness going on.

Find a nice apartment and rent it and have at least something stable. I know that isn't what you want but honestly you need A stable
Living condition while you search. I mean, you say three months at most... What happens if you haven't found the perfect place in three months? Can you still stay where you are? What if the animals or something else become a proble
For the people who Own the place or they are suddenly crazy like the last place and want you out? Where will you go? Etc etc.

Save yourself a lot of stress and drama and SETTLE for a stable living environment for a time. Seriously this is all just CRAZY!
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Old 09-17-2012, 10:26 PM
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Try making you own candles much cheaper and then you can add as much oil as you want. Here is a step by step http://www.littlehouseliving.com/olive-oil-candles.html. Good luck
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