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Old 09-06-2012, 12:03 AM   #1
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Spider problem in Jeep

Hi all,

Lately, I've been having an infestation of spiders in my Jeep. I find spider webs everywhere inside and the spiders crawling around my windows. I'm not too fond of spiders, but my girlfriend has arachnophobia so I really need to get them out.

I've tried raid, but it seems to be ineffective even when used in a large quantity. Has anyone experienced a similar problem or have any ideas as to how they might be getting in and how to get rid of them? I have a hard top and full doors and the Jeep is parked outside in a parking lot that is mostly free from trees.

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Old 09-06-2012, 12:11 AM   #2
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I don't have any advice but I have the same problem except they don't bother me or my girlfriend but they are very annoying when you are trying to drive and you catch one on your face arm or leg. There just a pain so I'd like to see what people have done to get rid of them as well

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Old 09-06-2012, 12:18 AM   #3
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Raid id going to coat your jeep surfaces with poison. You might try hitting the jeep with the old heat gun. with a bit of discretion you can work it over top to bottom pretty good. Spiders croak at fairly low settings. Sounds like a few nests have hatched in your ride and you got babies everywhere.
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Spiders only put up webs where there is a chance of catching food. Perhaps you have some other sort of bug there too.

I would suggest a fogger of some sort that lists spiders. Close all windows and vents....set it on a flame resistant (just in case) surface and not pointing directly at any upholstery.....
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Old 09-06-2012, 06:37 AM   #5
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Peaceful coexistence with spiderbro isnt't an option, huh? Lol

I had a little Nissan pickup that was infested with granddaddy long legs and I fogged it. It did the trick for the 3 months I owned it
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Old 09-06-2012, 06:44 AM   #6
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Release some gecko's in there?
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Old 09-06-2012, 07:23 AM   #7
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Bro....trust me geckos don't work. geckos and lizards are common household and jeep companions here in Guam and the bananna spiders still get inside the jeep on a regular. i sprayed the ortho home defense. seemed to take care of them.
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Old 09-06-2012, 07:29 AM   #8
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Maximum Spider!

Every morning when I go to work, I always have to kick and swing away the spider webs in front of my home. Then when I get to my jeep, my spare tire(doesn't have a cover) is filled with webbing. I even found a little nest between my window and the side window reflectors. Thankfully I haven't seen them inside, yet..
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haha the heat thing should work. Unrelated to spiders, my buddy and i had to heat up his jeep. With the tailgate open and the heat gun going it got sooooo hot even I was uncomfortable. Should work well for spiders. I have a few in the jeep, usually in the summer, I gotta knock down the webs in the morning but they build it back daily. Found a spider and knocked him out, I'm good....for now 0.o
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A fogger will also coat your jeep with pesticide. They are designed for much bigger areas than your jeep. The best way to kill a spider is when you see it. Spiders are not "groomers" and will not pick up residual like other insects, like ants or roaches. I would suggest getting a chemical that is labeled for spiders specifically, like Permethrin SFR. Some how they are getting into your jeep. Try parking it away from low hanging trees where the spiders may already be. Also, if your parking it in your garage, make sure to treat that as well. Keep in mind, spiders will only be found where they are able to find food and/or shelter.
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Try TEMPO. You should be able to get it at any farm store. I use it up here when the asian beetles come out after the combines hit the fields. It kills just about everything and is suppose to be safe for indoor use.
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Bro....trust me geckos don't work. geckos and lizards are common household and jeep companions here in Guam and the bananna spiders still get inside the jeep on a regular. i sprayed the ortho home defense. seemed to take care of them.
I'd lose my damn mind if I came out to my Jeep to find one of those banana spiders.
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Release some gecko's in there?
Then you have to get rid of the gecko's...I think snakes would work for that.
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This is a trick I learned from my old man, and it works like a charm. I've used it on old cars in storage and for winterizing my boat. Fill some old tube socks with moth balls and lay them around whatever you are storing. I have 4 socks in a 19 ft openbow going on 3 years now, not a bug in sight. My MG has 2 in the cab, 1 in the trunk and I can't remember the last time it ran, but it is the only bug free thing in my garage. Fill them up, tie a knot in the end. Hell, it even works in my storage shed in the woods.
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Old 09-06-2012, 10:25 AM   #16
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Thanks you guys for your helpful suggestions! I'm going to try as much of those as I can!!!

I think the spiders are coming from underneath and roll bar padding on the passenger side door.
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Old 09-06-2012, 11:53 AM   #17
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Funny Story, I had bought a 75 CJ5 in college. It had a metal top and a full roll cage. I had bought it in the winter. Well on a warm spring day, driving home from class, spiders started dropping from the dark areas above the front hoop. They were dropping by the dozens..... I had to pull of the road and jump out screaming..... finally I had to tuff it out and drive home. I used a hose to wash out the spiders....... ugh.......
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Old 09-06-2012, 12:09 PM   #18
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ive got the same problem, im at college and every time I see my jeep im bound to see a spider or two
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Old 09-06-2012, 12:23 PM   #19
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I'm at college too! This must be a college thing
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Old 09-06-2012, 12:29 PM   #20
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lol its a conspiracy against wrangler students
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Old 09-06-2012, 12:55 PM   #21
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they love to get under the carpet especially in the wheel well. take all the carpet out in your jeep, spray them down with a pressure washer at a self serve car wash and then let them dry/ vacuum it. get all the inside of the tub nice and clean and try to clean out all of the cob webs and stuff. this should get rid of them since there is no where else for them to really hide.
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I would agree with this if there was any carpet in my jeep lol, but im rhinolined and have this problem
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Old 09-06-2012, 01:59 PM   #23
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I think the first thing i'm going to try is using a fogger.
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Old 09-06-2012, 02:43 PM   #24
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i have the same problem, but with spider webs only, haven't seen a spider yet.
but where there is smoke, there is fire.
neither my girlfriend nor I really care about it, so it's fine
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I've had a spider or two drop on a line between the windshield and my face while driving. Jeeps are about as sealed as a sieve. It's just the nature of the beast.
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How to Kill Spiders Naturally with Diatomaceous Earth : Tidbits & Stuff

Non toxic powder(naturally occuring exoskeletons of phytoplankton) that actually lacerates insects and dehydrates them. Totally non-toxic, farmers even put this stuff in grains to keep insects down. A bit messy, but it will just eventually blow out with the top down. This stuff works on ticks, fleas, ants and bedbugs(you would actually dust your mattress).
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I hear if you mount a wooden owl somewhere they go away
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I hear if you mount a wooden owl somewhere they go away

you MUST be thinking birds......
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I had a spider lay eggs in my roll bar.

All those specs in the sky are spiders. Came out to the jeep many times with it like that.
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hedge apples repel all kinds of spiders.. just leave 1 lay around inside the jeep & u'll be done with spider problems...

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