How to get rid of long spiders with many legs

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  • Amanda Amanda on Aug 30, 2017
    Spray the walls and baseboards with vinegar mixed with water. Keep doing this daily for a few weeks. They don't like vinegar.
    • Mar29432704 Mar29432704 on Aug 30, 2017
      Thank you, I know white vinegar is good for many problems, I will spray, appreciate your interest...
  • Jen O. Jen O. on Aug 30, 2017
    Like a Daddy Long Leg? Or like a scary, hairy big spider? lol!
  • Bra28885147 Bra28885147 on Aug 30, 2017
    All spiders only have 8 eights otherwise it's an insect. If it's a "daddy long-leg" spider, leave it be. It will do you more good than harm. Just be careful of black widows and the brown recluse. They can be eliminated by a quick smack with a shoe.
  • Nancy Turner Nancy Turner on Aug 30, 2017
    As long as they are in a fairly inconspicuous place I tend to leave the Daddy Long Legs alone in the house. Too close, I get rid of them. They really do help eliminate some of the insects that make it in the house. I leave spiders I find in my plants, they are there because food is there for them. I had aphids on a part of one of my hibiscus and saw this strange looking spider making a web and two days later I had no aphids left on the plant.
  • 13526476 13526476 on Aug 30, 2017
    I leave most spiders alone, especially daddy long-legs. They are spiders that do a great deal of good in the home, garages, etc. They do not bite humans. You can move them to another area (such as an garage, but do it gently!
  • Amanda Amanda on Aug 30, 2017
    You are very welcome. Peppermint oil is also supposed to repel spiders. My mother uses that but I haven't tried it yet.
  • Jen O. Jen O. on Aug 30, 2017
    Aaahhh... yikes! I feel your pain lol! Have you tried sticky tape traps? If it's a wolf spider do not squish it.. they carry eggs on their back and they will spray everywhere. I think the comment above w/the vinegar sounds good. Non-toxic, natural & hopefully leave on their own. I know they say to change outside lights to a yellow light instead of a bright white lights. The insects are attracted to the bright white lights and that in turn attracts the spiders. Just a thought ;) Best of luck!
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