Matthew from United States writes,
What's the best way to get rid of black widows and brown recluse spiders?
Being in Seattle, I was surprised to have black widows. Brown recluses are here, but all the websites say no.
Even though Brown Recluse spiders are very scary to have in your house they are no harder to get rid of than any other spider. The hardest part of getting rid of the brown recluse is finding them since they like to remain hidden. Cyper WP would be a great choice for indoor and outdoor spider control. The active ingredient in Cyper WP is cypermethrin, which is known to be one of the top choices for spider control. Spraying Cyper WP will also help to get rid of the insects that spiders feed on and that will help to stop new spiders from moving in. Indoors, spray around all baseboards, door frames, window frames, under appliances, in closets and storage rooms and in areas where utilities enter into the structure. Outdoors you should spray around the bottom of the foundation, on the ground adjacent to the foundation, door frames, window frames and places where the utilities enter into the structure. We have included Cyper in our spider control kit, which also contains glue boards to help monitor the infestation (and help catch the spiders too).
Answer last updated on: 09/13/2011