Biting and Stinging Pests

Spider

Spider
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Spiders are related to insects but are distinctly different. Spiders and insects are both arthropods; Differences between spiders and insects are that Spiders are closely related to mites, ticks, and scorpions and are collectively known as arachnids.

All spiders produce silk throughout their lifetime. Spiders very rarely bite people, far less than is generally assumed. Most spiders are harmless to people and are incapable of biting, even when teased.

Apply Bonide Spider killer insecticide labeled for the interior and exterior of buildings on the outside of your home to reduce invasion spiders. Spray under siding, in cracks and crevices, and other places where spiders may hide. General treatments on the siding or other surfaces are not always effective. Read and follow all pesticide label directions.

For large infestations of barn spiders; Sweep the cobwebs in turn getting rid of their homes. Pressure wash the rafters and the rest of the barn to get all of the webs. Then spray the whole ceiling, corners, walls, everything, with Revenge Barn & Stable Fly spray concentrate. Do this while the horses are not in the barn. And if possible let it air out for a day or two afterwards.