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    Default 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.

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    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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    Quote 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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    burn it

    Burn it all

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    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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    Default 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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    Quote 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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    Quote 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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