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#26 Mort

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Posted 12 October 2012 - 07:01 PM

Sorry Bomber thats not a big enough flame for me.

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Posted 13 October 2012 - 11:05 AM

rip the mirror off and throw it into the scrub, its the only way to win, besides how many people these days use the bloody things.

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Posted 18 October 2012 - 08:15 AM

The Hunter becomes the Hunted, go out at night time when he is working on his web and forceably remove it :-) Then you know its gone, I have a resident in my mirror as well but havent got to the point that it pissen me off but now I will be thinking about it I may have to do the same, lol Sunburst

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Posted 18 October 2012 - 11:02 AM

Use Atlas surface spray from the aldi ,they don't come back,works a treat.

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Posted 18 October 2012 - 11:31 AM

Use Atlas surface spray from the aldi ,they don't come back,works a treat.


My mum swears by that stuff, apparently better than anything she's tried before. Those Germans must be using some special chemicals.

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Posted 21 October 2012 - 08:41 PM

Surface/Barrier spray. Provides 3 months protection, which is most of summer.

Pretty sure a number of companies make it, including Baygon and Mortein, so take your pick.

Edited by Yella Fella, 21 October 2012 - 08:42 PM.


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Posted 21 October 2012 - 09:18 PM

I had one behind my mirror of my Pulsar, bloody thing came out while going up the freeway at 110km! Anyone that knows me knows that I shook and cried, I'm TERRIFIED of spiders! I got home, turned the mirror all the way in and down so that there was a gap and sprayed a whole can of spray down there and all over the mirror.
Almost a year later, I think it's screwed the mirror (can't seem to get it clean anymore) but no spider. Mission accomplished!

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Posted 21 October 2012 - 11:44 PM

you can buy a silver spray for glass from bunnings @18 bucks a can

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Posted 22 October 2012 - 07:23 AM

sprayed a whole can of spray down there and all over the mirror.



I see this a lot, my sister in-law once sprayed a spider till it was covered in white foam. It’s just wasting money.

A droplet on their body does the job, insects don’t have lungs they breathe through spiracles, which are holes all over their skin.

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Posted 22 October 2012 - 07:01 PM

May be wasting money, but its satisfying.

Especially when your holding your lighter in front of the bug spray.

Cheers.

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Posted 22 October 2012 - 07:03 PM

I see this a lot, my sister in-law once sprayed a spider till it was covered in white foam. It’s just wasting money.

A droplet on their body does the job, insects don’t have lungs they breathe through spiracles, which are holes all over their skin.

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been there done that....but a splash just tends to piss them off...
if there all foamy they tend to ...well drown

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Posted 22 October 2012 - 07:11 PM

been there done that....but a splash just tends to piss them off...


Yeah, it does depend on their size, I've noticed some of the bigger cockroaches do need a bit more if you want to kill them quicker but as long as you hit them you'll find them dead somewhere a bit later on.

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Posted 28 October 2012 - 01:09 PM

Surface spray did the trick

Thanks for all the informative and funny posts




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Posted 01 November 2012 - 02:17 PM

I had one behind my mirror of my Pulsar, bloody thing came out while going up the freeway at 110km! Anyone that knows me knows that I shook and cried, I'm TERRIFIED of spiders! I got home, turned the mirror all the way in and down so that there was a gap and sprayed a whole can of spray down there and all over the mirror.
Almost a year later, I think it's screwed the mirror (can't seem to get it clean anymore) but no spider. Mission accomplished!


I noticed the same thing. It leaves a residue that doesnt come off!!

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Posted 09 November 2012 - 07:24 AM

A droplet on their body does the job, insects don’t have lungs they breathe through spiracles, which are holes all over their skin.

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I painted a white tail spider white with Mortien once. It took 25 minutes for it to finally stop wiggling... and possibly screaming in pain... I dunno.

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Posted 09 November 2012 - 08:31 AM

I painted a white tail spider white with Mortien once. It took 25 minutes for it to finally stop wiggling... and possibly screaming in pain... I dunno.


It didn't need that much, one spray will usually kill it ..... eventually. The insects usually run away and die elsewhere later. The timeframe can depend on size of insect and quantity/type of spray used.

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Posted 09 November 2012 - 03:58 PM

I first gave it one spray. I almost got the feeling it was giving me the finger saying... what else ya got?. Hence the 'paintjob'.

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Posted 09 November 2012 - 04:28 PM

It probably was, and even if it wasn't, it deserved the whole can

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Posted 09 November 2012 - 09:04 PM

you wonder why we are plagued with insects because you nasty people kill the lovely spiders

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Posted 09 November 2012 - 10:51 PM

you wonder why we are plagued with insects because you nasty people kill the lovely spiders

that's all well and good...til one bites you and your skin starts peeling off

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Posted 09 November 2012 - 11:20 PM

Don't spray it! you could be upsetting some fragile ecosystem.

I sprayed some spiders that kept making webs on the parcel shelf, both ran, but didn't make it outside before dying.. because there were a bunch of ants eating a dead spider in the back seat a couple of days later.

I got rid of the dead spider, but now there are more ants, and I have no idea where they're coming from OR what they're eating. They must have a nest, because I saw at least two carrying eggs the other day. Vacuuming them up doesn't work, because more just come from somewhere, and the interior is totally black.

Now I have to find some kind of replacement spider to get rid of the ants...

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Posted 10 November 2012 - 06:51 AM

I first gave it one spray. I almost got the feeling it was giving me the finger saying... what else ya got?. Hence the 'paintjob'.


Yeah, just the other night I sprayed a cockroach, come home from work the next day and found it on its back in another room wriggling.

you wonder why we are plagued with insects because you nasty people kill the lovely spiders


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Posted 10 November 2012 - 07:48 PM

that's all well and good...til one bites you and your skin starts peeling off

Like leprosy

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Posted 11 November 2012 - 07:42 AM

that's all well and good...til one bites you and your skin starts peeling off


Lol, that old myth.

Sadly many white tails were innocently killed out of this fear.

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Posted 03 July 2014 - 03:24 AM

We have Torana Spiders and Ants,

 

They like Torana's like we do, give them a break,

 

I just remove there Webs Daily.

 

Don't spray it! you could be upsetting some fragile ecosystem.

I sprayed some spiders that kept making webs on the parcel shelf, both ran, but didn't make it outside before dying.. because there were a bunch of ants eating a dead spider in the back seat a couple of days later.

I got rid of the dead spider, but now there are more ants, and I have no idea where they're coming from OR what they're eating. They must have a nest, because I saw at least two carrying eggs the other day. Vacuuming them up doesn't work, because more just come from somewhere, and the interior is totally black.

Now I have to find some kind of replacement spider to get rid of the ants...






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