I got a nasty bite reaching into my wood bucket to reload. Very painful. First time in 40 years of burning. I think some sort of repellent on top row might helpI tried searching the forum for this since I would assume this is a common issue but no such luck. I have two wood storage areas on my property. The first is a wood shed that holds about 2 cords. I keep some semi seasoned wood in there that I use to restock my seasoned wood rack that I keep closer to my house during the winter. Every year I get these massive black spiders that just take over the entire wood pile. They cover the pile in this thick webbing. Even in the coldest temps mid winter they scatter all over the wood as I start to pull from this reserve pile. Do you have any tricks tips from keeping these pests out? I was thinking about spraying ortho home defense around the outside the wood shed but I don't want to spray the wood pile directly for obvious reasons. I know bugs are expected but this is a bit excessive lol.
time to get out the bug spraySorry, no solution to getting rid of them. Spiders, specifically wolf spiders are the reasons I always wear gloves when handling wood. I've never been bitten by one, but they just scare the crap out of me when they seem to appear from nowhere and look me in the eye. I try not to kill them though--just try to compose myself and pretend like I didn't just squeal like a little kid.
Yep, I live in the woods, walking the dog at night with a flashlight and see thousands of eyes staring back at me. I've shown a lot people this technique............if you ever wanna know how many spiders are in the yard at night, walk around casting a beam of light and you'll see just how many are out there.Did you know that you can shine for spiders? Their eyes glow back from the light. My son pointed that out, so I had to try. Point the light
in line with your own eyes, and sure enough the critters shown back. Two spots, 100ft away, in the grass, I'll be darned there it is.
There is no way I would be able to sleep knowing there are spiders in my bedroom especially if I had been bit or ate one. Yikes! I spray a bug barrier around my house foundation every month in the warmer months.So far so good, here in WI. We used to have lots of them in the house, but my wife got some ortho spray for the house and it has been better. We used to have them in the bathroom, bedroom, basement, and seemingly everywhere else. I would wake up with bites and the occasional very bad flavor in my mouth that was bitter, sour, rancid, and gut wrenching. Had to be a spider. They say you eat several a year.
I just know I would never eat one willingly.
My wife got the spray for the japanese beetles. The neighbor plants soy every other year and the beetles love soy. They swarm out of the fields by the millions when they harvest and move into the houses for winter. My wife has a phobia about those damn bugs, so she got the spray. It works. The side effect was no more spiders, which is ok with me since I now have my lathe set up in the basement and don't need creepies all over my work space.