Jun 09, 2016 - 08:13 AM
Spiders are only looking for food, which is of course other insects. If you control the other insects, then control the existing spiders, you have a better chance of getting longer term control.
All of the products you mention are basically crack and crevice, void type products. They are not for general spraying. To control spiders, you need to do general spraying. The Phantom spray you mentioned is ok for spiders, but not the best. A microencapsulated product such as Onslaught Fastcap or Demand CS is recommended.
A good treatment plan is to begin by spraying the outer perimeter of the home - and maybe even the entire lawn with a microencapsulated insectide. Next, treat indoors with the same product, under and behind furniture, closets, storage rooms, and anywhere spiders can hide. A light fan spray along the baseboards and in these areas is what I recommend. Baseboard spraying is normally not recommended, but for spiders, it is the only way to kill them.
After doing this, it helps to use glue traps to capture crawling spiders. The Catchmaster 288i is the what I use. Place these under and behind furniture, along walls, etc. Use 3-4 per room initially and then less as the problem subsides.
The rabbits will have to be removed from the house until everything dries. Usually 2-3 hours in normal daytime temps. Follow up this routine every month during the spring and summer until you get control. This may take 3-4 treatments, but you will get control. Then do this every 60-90 days from now on to keep the spiders under control.
The good news is that if you do this, you will not have other insects or bugs crawling around. This treatment will control most crawling insects.
Hope this helps.