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robsonde
09-01-2011, 03:08 PM
my flatmate has a car which has become home to many spiders.

the spiders have setup home in wing mirrors, and around the boot.

there is no sign of spiders inside the car, but the outside get a lot of spider web buildup in only a few days.

the car lives outside, washing it gets rid of them for only a few days.

any thoughts for a more long term solution?

R2x1
09-01-2011, 03:35 PM
In the "good" old days, nicotine sulphate did the trick pretty quickly. The car did smell a bit like you had driven through a pipe smokers convention, but the spiders were history.
It was a pretty noxious brew, so it may not be available any more.

gary67
09-01-2011, 03:36 PM
Spray the outside with insect killer such as Raid or Mortein

BobM
09-01-2011, 03:54 PM
They usually come out when it's dark. That's when they mend the broken web's. Patience & a can of spray will fix them. :D

robsonde
09-01-2011, 03:56 PM
Spray the outside with insect killer such as Raid or Mortein

was concerned that this may damage the paint ???

Agent_24
09-01-2011, 04:05 PM
Who cares? They'll blow off if you drive fast enough.... :lol:

Trev
09-01-2011, 04:16 PM
What a stink. :lol:

Billy T
09-01-2011, 10:14 PM
I have that problem with electric wing mirrors. I bought a surface spray intended for cockroaches and other crawling insects, put a plastic tube on the nozzle and sprayed it into the back of the mirrors. One treatment lasts for months.

Cheers

Billy 8-{)

zqwerty
09-01-2011, 10:23 PM
Fly Spray and watch them drop out of the side mirrors, creepy, sometimes really big ones.

Trev
10-01-2011, 08:24 AM
And they like to go on holiday as well. Picked one up in the wing mirror in Tauranga in 2009 car was parked outside, it ended up in Napier. It disappeared after a while probably starved as car is parked in a garage.
:)

gary67
10-01-2011, 08:34 AM
was concerned that this may damage the paint ???

Never had a problem, if it was that bad you wouldn't be able to spray it inside your house

Zippity
10-01-2011, 10:10 AM
I think the addition of a spider's web or three adds to the overall appearance of the car :) :)

SP8's
10-01-2011, 10:21 AM
I think the addition of a spider's web or three adds to the overall appearance of the car :) :)

'bout the only thing holding mine together .. :D

ubergeek85
10-01-2011, 11:55 PM
Had that problem a bit myself on a Transit and a Legacy (both live outside too). Spray where you can with some outdoor insect repellent. Wipe up anything on plastic as a precaution.

Done the trick for me, hope it helps you.