Spiders, spiders everywhere

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Spiders, spiders everywhere

Post by nosp » Thu, 06 Sep 2001 06:41:58




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>And I could live with a few spiders, but this is ridiculous!   Go away and come
>back and the place is a big spider web.  Spider webs in the glasses, spider
>webs between the furniture!  LOL, I don't think wanting to cut down the
>population to a more limited number is unreasonable.

I see a simple solution to your problem-  Just find out which spiders prey
on other spiders, and invite in few of that species to visit your cottage :-)

As an alternative, there are several species of lizard that prey on spiders,
millipedes, ticks, and other insect pests.

 
 
 

Spiders, spiders everywhere

Post by Kirk » Thu, 06 Sep 2001 10:27:11



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> I see a simple solution to your problem-  Just find out which spiders prey
> on other spiders, and invite in few of that species to visit your cottage :-)

> As an alternative, there are several species of lizard that prey on spiders,
> millipedes, ticks, and other insect pests.

I detect a major sized iron in there.

--
Kirk

Experience is the best teacher...
     But her pop quizzes can be mighty tough.

 
 
 

Spiders, spiders everywhere

Post by jp23 » Thu, 06 Sep 2001 11:10:03


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> > As an alternative, there are several species of lizard that prey on
spiders,
> > millipedes, ticks, and other insect pests.

I always wondered which Lizards are keen on spiders, anyone know which
species is particularly fond of them?
 
 
 

Spiders, spiders everywhere

Post by Beverly Erlebach » Fri, 07 Sep 2001 08:44:57



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>> > As an alternative, there are several species of lizard that prey on
>spiders,
>> > millipedes, ticks, and other insect pests.

>I always wondered which Lizards are keen on spiders, anyone know which
>species is particularly fond of them?

House geckos (Hemidactylus spp and others) are famous for this.  They can
catch them on the walls and ceilings.  There's even a line in the Hindu
scriptures to the effect of "The amount of gecko droppings indicates how
many spiders were eaten", a different take on "By their fruits ye shall
know them".

H.turcicus, the Mediterranean house gecko, is spreading rapidly through
the southern US.  Someone from New Mexico posted to the gecko list that
when he moved into his house there were quite a few black widow spiders
in his garage, but when he moved out several years later, they were all
gone but there were a lot of gecko eggshells.  Whether the geckos ate them
or just outcompeted them for the bug supply wasn't clear.  These little
geckos are beginning to be found surprisingly far north.  They can take
a bit of cold, and seem to be hibernating in heated buildings.  Watch for
them in your neighbourhood! :-)