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    Default Dealing with a redback in an organic herb and veggie garden

    I have a spider which I think is a redback that has made himself a very comfortable home in my herb and veggie garden. So far, I have been able to maintain it without using pesticides, but it's at a point where I can't pick oregano or basil because of this spider! Any tips on what I can do to get him to move on?

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    Quote Originally Posted by JR03 View Post
    I have a spider which I think is a redback that has made himself a very comfortable home in my herb and veggie garden. So far, I have been able to maintain it without using pesticides, but it's at a point where I can't pick oregano or basil because of this spider! Any tips on what I can do to get him to move on?
    I would put a glass jar over him or a glass. Slide a peice of cardboard or paper under the glass and carry your new friend to a more convenient location. I don't kill spiders either, they are good for the environment

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    A boot.

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    if its a red back Id squish it, any other Id catch and relocate

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    In all seriousness there is no way I would take a chance that my kids could get bitten by a spider/snake and end up in hospital with having get blood taken every hour for 12 + hours and that's if the didn't get and poison.
    Kill it and any babies it has. You don't a hundred freaking babies making there way in your house. They love to live under beds and cots

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    If it's a redback I'd kill it and have the entire outside of the house sprayed. Not worth the risk.

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    Sacrific the herbs and kill it with fire. No really although they may be good for the eco system they should be killed anywhere near your home. Dont risk it with your dd

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    I agree, our garden is red back central, I've found two in the house they have squill ions of babies and multiply like you wouldn't believe, every few weeks I have to turn over all our outdoor chairs and the kids ride ons and kill them. It just isn't worth it, kill the bugger ASAP, just squash it with your boot. We had a monster one under the ride on yesterday, my 3 year old happily playing away until he noticed black legs sticking out! Shudder!

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    In all seriousness there is no way I would take a chance that my kids could get bitten by a spider/snake and end up in hospital with having get blood taken every hour for 12 + hours and that's if the didn't get and poison.
    Kill it and any babies it has. You don't a hundred freaking babies making there way in your house. They love to live under beds and cots

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    Despite what people say, red backs really arent the dangerous thing people think.
    Theyre like bees. Unless youre allergic it's really no big deal

    I'd relocate him.

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    It can be fatal especially to the young and elderly.
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