Bug Doctor Minute; Catching spiders with water

Ok I know I’ve written on this subject once before but it seems that some folks don’t believe this tip actually works. Catching spiders with water is an old trick that I’ve used for years and actually have pretty good success. I’ve gotten several e-mails and some have said it worked while others had no luck at all.

Spiders are one of the most difficult things to treat for and there are many different theories on what to do. In my service I use dusts, liquid barriers and exterior treatments in all the places I know spiders tend to frequent and still we’ll have occasional spiders. Setting up a residual barrier for a creature that frequently runs across the ceiling, has no problem clinging to the back of a dresser or will hide under the couch for hours on end makes for a big treatment challenge to say the least.

There is a way however that will bring this elusive opportunist to a place where you can increase your chances of eliminating it once and for all. Since spiders require water almost everyday you can use this for your advantage and while it’s not 100% it usually delivers better results than a ‘spray and hope’ approach or the obligatory 1/2 can of Raid that has stained your wall and filled the air with insecticide. When I re-read my earlier article on catching spiders with water I realized that I had not listed the easiest way to make a water trap so I thought I’d take this opportunity to do this for you now. Good luck and happy hunting and as always, Thanks for reading.

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Jerry Schappert is a certified pest control operator and Associate Certified Entomologist with over two and a half decades of experience from birds to termites and everything in between. He started as a route technician and worked his way up to commercial/national accounts representative. Always learning in his craft he is familiar with rural pest services and big city control techniques. Jerry has owned and operated a successful pest control company since 1993 in Ocala,Florida. While his knowledge and practical application has benefitted his community Jerry wanted to impart his wisdom on a broader scale to help many more. Pestcemetery.com was born from that idea in 2007 and has been well received. It is the goal of this site to inform you with his keen insights and safely guide you through your pest control treatment needs.
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  • Great tip, thanks

  • Great tip, thanks

  • The Bug Doctor

    Thanks,

    I don’t use it all the time cause kitty cats get to curious but it can help soothe the anxious customer when they see the ‘big as your hand’ spider all curled up and stuck in a tiny corner of the glue board. They often say, “I thought it was much bigger than that.” 🙂

    Thanks for reading

    The Bug Doctor

  • The Bug Doctor

    Thanks,

    I don’t use it all the time cause kitty cats get to curious but it can help soothe the anxious customer when they see the ‘big as your hand’ spider all curled up and stuck in a tiny corner of the glue board. They often say, “I thought it was much bigger than that.” 🙂

    Thanks for reading

    The Bug Doctor