In case you even have this happen, here’s the low down on the spider killing experience.
Spraying for spiders is usually ineffective because of the body not touching the ground thing.
So, here’s what was done:
- He sprayed the other day to “keep them down” until he could get back for the full treatment.
- Tuesday, we took off all the outlet and switch covers.
- He used a bulb duster to get in and behind the electrical boxes. This is the main spider treatment as they usually travel INSIDE the walls. ICK. They get the dust on their legs and lick it off like a dog. DEAD. This is a one time treatment, likely never needed again in the life of the house. My outlets are deadly to bugs forever.
- Then he sprayed the base boards again. They they won’t necessarily die from it, they will want to avoid it.
- After the ground floor was thoroughly hostile to bug-types, he bombed the attic. Which he said would make them all run down the walls through the dust. Great. (He saw three more of the buggers in the attic, BTW)
- We had to stay out for three hours to let the attic bomb settle.
- Then I came home and put the switch and outlet covers back on, calling the bug guy three or four times worried that the dust on the floor might be bug dust and not dry wall and hurt baby….no, it’s dry wall…only three ounces of dust in the whole house, ma’am….don’t know if it’s related to Sevin Dust, ma’am…yes, ma’am, using gloves to replace the panels is advisable…yes ma’am, no ma’am, etc.
- Apparently, he’s going to come back and spray each month for a few months, something about eggs hatching. I have no idea how that works as the bodies don’t touch the ground but I blacked out at the thought of millions of spider babies and just signed the paperwork.