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Posted by: Jennifer-SAK 23 February 2018 - 06:01 AM
I had a problem with ants & spiders sneaking into the bathroom. I have a gap about 3/8" wide under my bathroom sink where ants & spiders love to sneak through. One day I almost put my toe into a black widow's web with a female black widow sitting there. I found an easy solution using only duct tape and a small block of wood.

1. Wrap the duct tape around the block of wood so it goes one full 360 around the wood.
2. Double back the other way and have the tape stick to itself.
3. I have a bath mat in front of my sink so I stuck the block of wood to the mat, cutting off any chance of ants getting through.

By putting the tape at the end by the hole, any sneaky buggers get stuck trying to get through. It's an old bath mat that i just use to keep my toes from getting cold so it doesn't matter if the block is stuck to it and I hand wash the floor under the mat. Simple yet effective.

Posted by: Dragondog 23 February 2018 - 05:31 PM
That's pretty clever! smile.gif

Sounds like you got pretty lucky with that black widow. blowup.gif I hate spiders. And ants. yucky.gif

Posted by: Jennifer-SAK 23 February 2018 - 07:31 PM
I'm in Western Canada, we get black widows constantly. One night I was working security at an old winery being torn down and relocated and came across a nest of at least 50 black widow spiders. I've had only 4 downstairs in my suite, one behind the toilet.

Posted by: Dragondog 24 February 2018 - 06:28 PM
QUOTE (Jennifer-SAK @ 23 February 2018 - 09:31 PM)
I'm in Western Canada, we get black widows constantly. One night I was working security at an old winery being torn down and relocated and came across a nest of at least 50 black widow spiders. I've had only 4 downstairs in my suite, one behind the toilet.

unsure.gif Okay, I'll make a mental note to stay out of Canada. laugh.gif

Posted by: beth 26 February 2018 - 09:47 AM
Maybe one day,the Smithsonian will display it when they accept and display Mac's mousetrap from "Blood Brothers"😁,

Posted by: Barry Rowland 27 February 2018 - 05:25 AM
Nice job Jennifer! When it comes to spiders, the only ones I trust are the dead ones!!

Posted by: Dragondog 27 February 2018 - 06:32 PM
QUOTE (Barry Rowland @ 27 February 2018 - 07:25 AM)
Nice job Jennifer! When it comes to spiders, the only ones I trust are the dead ones!!

Until they twitch. yucky.gif

Posted by: Barry Rowland 2 March 2018 - 06:49 AM
biggrin.gif So true!!

Posted by: Dragondog 2 March 2018 - 12:01 PM
I've lived in my current house for almost 2 years now. I moved in in the summer of 2016. If this summer is just like the last two, I'll be sleeping on the couch for a few nights, because some mother spider decided to lay her eggs on my ceiling again. dry.gif

Posted by: Jennifer-SAK 28 April 2018 - 07:24 AM
QUOTE (beth @ 26 February 2018 - 09:47 AM)
Maybe one day,the Smithsonian will display it when they accept and display Mac's mousetrap from "Blood Brothers"😁,

Hehe that or maybe they'll use it on the MacGyver remake. duct.gif duct.gif

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