such a thing as spider deterrent?

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such a thing as spider deterrent?

Post  marc74 on Wed Jun 25, 2014 9:40 pm

my garden fences with clematis and passion flower are covered with spider webs

now after 2months of bonsai bench being up ive come home to find lots of webs and mini spiders around
maybe they've picked up after i moved the plants into shade whilst i away for long weekend.

my dawn redwood had a couple of messy leaves


any suggestions to get rid of them etc?



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Re: such a thing as spider deterrent?

Post  JimLewis on Wed Jun 25, 2014 9:45 pm

Actually, spiders are "good" bugs, and help keep your trees clean of many kinds of "bad" bugs. You certainly don't want to kill them, and I know of no spider repellant. Best thing to do is simply to clean away the webs on your trees every so often. That will discourage them.

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Re: such a thing as spider deterrent?

Post  marc74 on Wed Jun 25, 2014 9:47 pm

yeah i didnt really want to kill, more deter

its mainly today i have come home and they have seemed to have swarmed but then again most my windows and fences are all getting covered

oh well, ill discourage best i can

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Re: such a thing as spider deterrent?

Post  JimLewis on Wed Jun 25, 2014 9:48 pm

Somebody's egg case must have burst. They'll disperse to greener pastures rather quickly, I'd guess.

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Re: such a thing as spider deterrent?

Post  Stan Kengai on Sat Jun 28, 2014 2:37 am

If you keep knocking down their webs when you water, they will eventually move.  That is, unless there is a significant food source to keep them, in which case you need them.  They're generally harmless to both you and your plants.

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