Jul 25, 2013 - 07:54 AM
The best overall product to kill spiders is Demand CS. It will kill on contact and also provide the longest residual outdoors. Bifen or Suspend are other good products, they don't last as long. None of these products can be used directly over water, but as long as the house is away from the lake, there should not be a problem.
Demand CS can also be used indoors. It kills all spiders, including Brown Recluse and Black Widows.
When treating for spiders, it is imperative that you contact as many as possible during application. This means spraying the eaves, shrubs, and ground cover on the outside of the house.
Indoors, pull the furniture away from the walls, and spray behind, under and even around it.
Brown recluse spiders get their name because they are reclusive. They hide very well in dark damp places. So I also recommend to wear gloves, so that if you stick your hand behind the furniture and there just happens to be a recluse spider, that you won't get bit on your hand.
When you have done all of this, place ePest IPM Stick Bug Traps behind and under all furniture. The work great to capture the spiders, cockroaches and other bugs.