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how can i stop Spiders going up station

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WindyWindy
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how can i stop Spiders going up station

Post by WindyWindy » Tue 13 Dec 2016 9:59 pm

i see spiders on my station but also anemometer i see webs they are super annoying how can i stop them getting up there?

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Re: how can i stop Spiders going up station

Post by mcrossley » Tue 13 Dec 2016 10:14 pm

Almost impossible since the babies often arrive airborne. But you could try stopping them crawling up the pole by wrapping one of those sticky bands that they use on plants around the pole.

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Re: how can i stop Spiders going up station

Post by ConligWX » Tue 13 Dec 2016 11:39 pm

I have also heard spiders hate, and stay clear of Peppermint oil or vinegar.
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Re: how can i stop Spiders going up station

Post by StormCapture » Wed 14 Dec 2016 11:22 am

I too have this issue, I've used a surface spray that you use around the house that says it'll last "6 'months" works alright in the dry parts of the year but avoid getting it on operating parts of the sensor such as reed switches, if you have a UV or solar sensor or both, avoid spray contact on those as it can leave a residue on it and alter readings.

In Australia, common black house spiders will often make under the rain gauge home, and being both black they can be difficult to see. I also get the odd huntsman spider on there too but they don't put webs on it.

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Re: how can i stop Spiders going up station

Post by jtrost » Sun 10 Sep 2017 2:13 pm

I sure would be interested in a solution. During dry periods (yes, we actually get them in Oregon), spiders get inside the rain gauge housing and build nests that keep the tipping bucket from tipping. I sprayed the inside with bug killer, but that only lasts for awhile. Sooner or later the spiders, and the problem, return. :(

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Re: how can i stop Spiders going up station

Post by mcrossley » Mon 11 Sep 2017 8:02 pm

Some bits of a mothball?

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