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  • Spiders on washing 😱

    Does anyone have an effective way of keeping spiders away from the washing line and peg baskets?

    I brought some laundry in yesterday and to my horror found a decent-sized spider in a pair of DD1's undies when i was putting them away!! I'm thanking my lucky stars I saw it (although instead of dealing with it I screamed, hurled the undies across the room and ran out to get DH - thankfully the spider stayed put and waited patiently).

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    I don't have any advice as I mostly use the tumble dryer, but I'm sorry to say that I laughed reading your post. Don't ever trap me in a room with a cockroach... I don't care how small it is either, I will die screaming.
    I am not an early bird or a night owl.
    I am some form of permanently exhausted pigeon.

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    • #3
      I was stuck outside for 45 mins last night because a big huntsman decided to hang out on the sliding door. So of course I couldn’t go in.

      Spiders in clothes are horrific!

      I use a dryer too. Now I’m glad I do

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      • #4
        Originally posted by Mod-LIKE A BOSS View Post
        I was stuck outside for 45 mins last night because a big huntsman decided to hang out on the sliding door. So of course I couldn’t go in.

        Spiders in clothes are horrific!

        I use a dryer too. Now I’m glad I do
        Yeah I got DH to stick the whole load in the dryer even though they were dry, and then nuked them. And I may have googled "can spiders survive high temperatures" while that was happening.

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        • #5
          [emoji33][emoji33][emoji33] burn it

          Burn it all

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          • #6
            When there's no clothes on, I spray the frame of the washing line - especially around the little holes the line threads through- with an outdoor surface spray every however often the pack says. I also never being washing in at night or very early morning (unless desperate) as that seems to be when they emerge. They tend to scarper back into the frame.

            Had a couple of doozy Orb spiders in the basket before I worked out to get the washing in before dusk!

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            • #7
              Spiders on washing 😱

              I’m arachnophobic and I spray heaps and heaps of surface spray on the line every few days and the eves above. I also spray the peg basket. So far so good *fingers crossed*.

              I’d use a blow torch if I could!

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              • #8
                Time to buy a new house

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Stretched View Post
                  When there's no clothes on, I spray the frame of the washing line - especially around the little holes the line threads through- with an outdoor surface spray every however often the pack says. I also never being washing in at night or very early morning (unless desperate) as that seems to be when they emerge. They tend to scarper back into the frame.

                  Had a couple of doozy Orb spiders in the basket before I worked out to get the washing in before dusk!
                  I think you've got something there with the time of day.....

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Mod-Uniquey View Post
                    I’m arachnophobic and I spray heaps and heaps of surface spray on the line every few days and the eves above. I also spray the peg basket. So far so good *fingers crossed*.

                    I’d use a blow torch if I could!
                    I'm a bit wary of surface spray, I'd worry about the kids' clothes coming into contact with it in particular. Do you just use the regular stuff?

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Kalina View Post
                      I'm a bit wary of surface spray, I'd worry about the kids' clothes coming into contact with it in particular. Do you just use the regular stuff?
                      Yeah me too. I just hit bugs with my shoe [emoji23] and I leave spiders in the house to eat the other bugs. Love spiders

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by babyno1onboard View Post
                        Yeah me too. I just hit bugs with my shoe [emoji23] and I leave spiders in the house to eat the other bugs. Love spiders
                        Do you get nasty ones up where you are? Canberra is redback heaven.

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by Kalina View Post
                          Do you get nasty ones up where you are? Canberra is redback heaven.
                          I haven’t seen any, just little jumping spiders and daddy long legs mainly. We used to gets heaps of red backs in WA, I used to kill those (with my shoe [emoji23]).

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                          • #14
                            I thought of this thread tonught. Have stayed up late washing walls and windows. There were some cobwebs high up in the corner if my loungeroom. I disturbed a spider and it ran across my bare foot ( while I was standing in a barstool on tippy toes.

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by SSecret Squirrel View Post
                              I thought of this thread tonught. Have stayed up late washing walls and windows. There were some cobwebs high up in the corner if my loungeroom. I disturbed a spider and it ran across my bare foot ( while I was standing in a barstool on tippy toes.
                              And you didn't fall off?? I really hate myself for being afraid of spiders - I think they're quite cool really, as long as they're nowhere near me or my children - but having one on me....😳

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