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Spidy Scent

Think shark repellent for arachnophobes
 
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Despite Peter Parker's intuition increasing astoundingly after being bitten by a radio active one, spiders are actually useless at spotting danger, ofter climbing up the arm, or into the hair, or ear, of an arachnophobe who promptly squashes them.

Traumatic for the spidyphobe, catashrophic for the spidy.

So I propose Spidy Scent, a spider repellent along the lines of a shark repellent. Spray it on, and no eight legged friends will come visiting. It could be based on the pheremones of some big ugly male tarantula... smelling dangerous to other spiders.

The only problem I can see is that it *might* occasional encourage a visit from a horny female tarantula after a bit of spiderotica, but this seems a small price to pay to avoid daily contact.

Fishrat, Sep 19 2003

Spider repellent http://www.bugspray...roducts/page69.html
no more cobwebs [hazel, Oct 04 2004, last modified Oct 21 2004]

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       I hate it when they ofter climb up my arm.   

       Spider repellent sprays are baked [link] but I don't like them because they usually have a big picture of a spider on the bottle - eugh
hazel, Sep 19 2003
  

       <slightly off subject> I read recently that slugs can be repelled by garlic. Simply spray garlic oil in your garden. They are both repelled by it and killed by it if they come into contact</off subject>
jonthegeologist, Sep 19 2003
  

       bliss - i have no idea if that's cruel!
jonthegeologist, Sep 19 2003
  

       There is no cruelty when it comes to slugs, the nasty hosta eating menaces. But all in all, drowning in beer can't be the worst way to go even if you are a slug - though slicing em up on the beer can is a bit grim because of all the partial slug carcasses you end up with. I'm planning to train the kittens to eat slugs.
hazel, Sep 19 2003
  

       No thank you.
k_sra, Sep 19 2003
  

       Forget Spidy Scent... maybe bliss has stumble ontot a better plan - let's just drown the things we don't like in booze? Earwig vodka anybody?
Fishrat, Sep 22 2003
  

       Shark repellant? Does that actually exist? If not I suppose you could always make sure there is blood in the water 3 miles away...   

       What do spiders like? Flies.   

       So by this reasoning you need some decoy flies 3 spider-miles away to attract the spiders.
Maybe you could use a light to attract moths and therefore detract the spiders. But spiders might not like the light, so you might have to blink it on and off.
Loris, Sep 22 2003
  

       Beer with slugs in it is a first-rate idea! </euch>
phundug, Sep 22 2003
  

       I don't want to smell like a spider. NOOOOO thank you! I'm a huge arachnophobe, I mean, I can't even stand looking at pictures of damn spiders. Also, for the idea with the decoy things, won't you have to clean out the spiders once in a while?
boneheadmx, Sep 22 2003
  

       Slugs dislike salt. Very much.
RoboBust, Sep 23 2003
  
      
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