spiders and bugs and webs OH MY......

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  1. DUVAGA

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    My d*ckhead neighbor called the cops for my 67 being parked in front of my house, and I got a warning for being on the parked street more than 72 hrs without moving! I called the police and they said they based it on my neighbor's complaint and the amount of spider webs under the car. I told them that the webs form after just a couple of days, their answer was drive it more often or park in the driveway, next time he complains it will be a $125 ticket.
    I went under it with a broom and then sprayed the heck out of it, but the webs still come back after a few days. So I guess I'll just be driving it for more errands than before.
    Any suggestions on a good payback to my neighbor are appreciated.
     
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  2. 6T6coupe

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    Hosing the spiders down won't help. Neither will sweeping away the webs. those little buggers are industrious and all the webs will be back in a day or two.

    Pesticide is your best friend.....:D
     
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    Tried spray pesticide, guess it didn't get in the nooks and crannies enough. I wonder what the life span of a spider is? Maybe if I just keep driving it they'll die of old age before they can reproduce.

    My kid suggested herbicide...not for the car but for my neighbor's yard. He wants to do a covert late-night op and write a giant four letter word in his lawn and watch it slowly appear over a few days. No permanant damage but gets the point across. I might give the green light if I get another ticket.
     
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    I picked this box up in my garage the other day and dropped it right before I touched the biggest black widow I've ever seen. I hesitated to kill it at first because there was an even bigger roach dead in it web. Nice to have a friend like that around. I definatly hate roaches a lot more then spiders.

    I heard something rustleing in the plastic I put up for my paint booth this morning. I went to investigate and jumped about ten feet when this huge a$$ roach comes flying out at me. I smacked that sucker down and fed him to the ants in the front yard who ate him alive.
     
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  5. mustangman70

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    Your more scared of a roach then a black widow?.......wow man lol


    Well i took apart the WHOLE front end today....when i got home from work i didnt see no webs but i would imagine they work at night so ill see what happens in the morning.....if they are still there some raid will be used lol
     
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    FIRE IN THE HOLE!!! bomb those suckas i hate roaches, but a bw will get me allllll riled up cept i can't run away from them i have to kill them they MUST DIE OR I WILL!!
     
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  7. mustangman70

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    I just went out to snap some pics And i saw a spider makign his web to the ground...bout the size of my thumbnail.....i saw him...



    And damiit he saw me too and skurried back up into the rear bumper before i could get him...we made eye (eyes) contact.....he is mine
     
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    I drive my '66 daily, since I got it 5 years ago. I have always had spiders. Inside and out. Not the same kind either. I got out of the car the other day and there was a lil green one on my backpack. Whenever I get up and go to work, I get to see all of the webs on the outside of my car. Going across the hood, doors, everywhere. About a month ago, I pushed the button to open the door and it was squishy. I killed an orange spider.

    On another note my 'lil brother also has a '66 and he has a mouse. He's seen it quite a few times while he was driving, scurrying around in the car.
     
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    Get rid of the exhaust and go for glasspacks and side exhaust. Then leave for work early every day - at least an hour b4 he gets up... :D
     
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    I had a chuckle at this thread yesterday.
    Last night I was under my car, pulling the driveshaft out. The temperature was about 85 - 90 F out here in Tucson. I had a fluorescent light under the car. I was lying in a bunch of shrivelled up bug corpses. The longer I was under the car, the more flies I could feel drinking my sweat. Finally some two inch long beetle thing flew under the car towards the lamp.
    I had to get out from under the car for a while to chill and change my shorts.
     
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  11. mustangman70

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    I HATE those damn things! :lol:


    EVERY time i work with a spot light they start swarming :bang: hahahahaha
     
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    I live in Tucson too. A couple of years ago I was under my 83 blazer doing a brake bleeding. The wife was pressing the pedal and talking on the phone with her mom while I worked the bleeders under the truck. I had a halogen light on the ground at the top of the driveway while I was working at the back of the truck. As I was under there, I saw a shadow of something move right above me. When I looked up, there was a Centipede scooting along about 2' from me. The lighting made it look even bigger as it cast a huge shadow. :eek:

    I did what any rough-tough 270lbs guy would do, I screamed like a girl and rolled out from under the truck ASAP. When I looked back I couldn't see the centipede, so I ripped of my shirt and was dancing around in the middle of the street. I was just sure it had gotten on me. :D

    My loving, supportive wife thought it was hilarious. :rolleyes: I guess seeing me jumping around in the middle of the street screaming like a chick would be pretty funnny though.

    BTW, this is what the centipedes look like here. We found a dead one in the house and killed one on the wall right before this happened. Yes, they are really this size:

    [​IMG]
     
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  13. 2nd Mustang

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    Where's the GBM when you need him? :lol:
     
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    Actually, I have. I dragged my '68 home from out in the Mojave desert and it was full of Black Widows. I lit off a couple of those nice water activated fumigators under it and the spiders were dead. They came back, but the gassers worked for a while. It helps a lot if you can enclose the car when you do it.

    EDIT: If you want to get rid of black widows the old fashoined way, wait until about 1-2hrs after dark. They will be out on the webs where you can see them. I wait and then either spray them or get some stress out with a stick.
     
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  15. DukeGnarley

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    so i was transporting a large speaker from my shed in my cherokee, one with really big exhaust ports (the speaker, not the car). a couple of days later, i noticed that my seatbelt was frayed. i thought little of it and went on my way. a couple of days later the belt was so bad that it frayed all the way through. i went in to the jeep dealer to get a new belt oredered and on my way out, i found a huge dead pack rat just in front of my seat.

    also don't underestimate the power of a good shop vac when getting rid of bugs.
     
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  16. Nemesis67

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    :rlaugh: God you guys are cracking me up! I haven't laughed so hard in a long time.
     
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  17. LUCAFU1

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    Cool more Tucson guys!

    I found a black widow before I pulled the engine out my car, fixed her up with some WD-40 and then stepped on it =)

    i hate spiders so much and i rather mess with a snake then a spyder. Only way to get rid of them is find them and kill them.

    and as for your neighbor that is BS. pee on his door mat LOL

    Luis
     
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  18. Erich in AZ

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    I have found the best way to get rid of the black widows is WD-40 and a lighter, or carb cleaner and a lighter, or... oh anything flammable and a lighter :D I coat them first then send a flamethrower after them. It's quite amusing.

    I kinda like fire.
     
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    :lol: :SNSign:
     
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    My dad had some lady come and was complaing of a smell. My dad opened the hood and a mouse went flying out from under the hood. Turns out he was cooking on the intake manifold haha
     
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