Asked on May 5, 2017

How do you get rid of spiders and the garden .my garden is swapped iti

Peggy BurnetteFlorentLora


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5 answers
  • Gma Kirk
    on May 5, 2017

    I know they are yucky. I don't like getting one on me, but Spiders actually are your friends. They usually arrive because there are insects to eat, so you might try insecticidal soap spray to take care of their food source. Then they will move along to better feeding grounds.
  • Crystal
    on May 5, 2017

    Insecticides are generally not the best remedies to kill spiders because spiders are not insects. In order for the insecticide to work, insects must drag their body across the place where the insecticide has been sprayed. Spiders do not crawl; they lift their bodies up with their legs. Simply consistently removing spider webs as you find them may be enough to encourage spiders living in your garden to move on. Also, reducing a spider’s potential food supply will also help with encouraging a spider to leave. Consider switching outdoor lights to sodium vapor bulbs (which are less attractive to insects) and keeping up good pest management in the garden by cleaning up fallen plant debris and addressing pest problems as soon as they appear. Spiders are attracted to gardens with many hiding spots. Wood , rock and compost piles or any other mass of debris will look like a comfortable and safe home to a spider. Removing these from your yard will help to keep spiders out of the garden. If you wish to kill any spider you find in your yard, the best option is to do so as you find them. As mentioned above, insecticides are not very effective on spiders. They must be applied directly to the spider to have any effect at all. Quickly crushing a spider is the most sure-fire way to kill a spider.

    Read more at Gardening Know How: Spider Garden Pests – Tips For Controlling Spiders In The Garden
  • Lora
    on May 5, 2017

    You really do not want to get rid of spiders in your garden. It is a gardener's delight in the morning to see the dew forming lace doilies of spider webs over her plants. Spiders eat MANY harmful insects. I actually have my husband relocate house found spiders to the garden.
  • Florent
    on May 7, 2017

    Garden spiders are asnecessary as bees. If they were not in your garden, it would look like a great mess with hill plants and a lot of pests in it. You don't like them ? Great, they don't like you neither, but you yiou have to let them live there, otherwise, your garden will turn ugly and deadly.
  • Peggy Burnette
    on May 7, 2017

    I hate spiders too, but they are good for the garden. They eat aphids. Wear long sleeves and pants, don't get bit.

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