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Hog Zealot
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Spider control for vehicle
Last week my daughter was bitten by a spider. she never saw it but had two distinct fang marks on her leg. I didn't know about it until she complained that her leg hurt later that evening. We had been several places that day so I assumed it had gotten her somewhere along the way. Fast forward to today. We drove into town and when she got out of her car seat she had another red mark lower down on her same leg.

I have pretty much torn the Suburban apart trying to find it. Removed and inspected her car seat, checked everywhere under the seats and floorboards. I only found one small web under the seats but it looked old and pretty ratty and no spider around or in it. I haven't found any other trace of ants or bugs, alive or dead in the Suburban. Now I'm scratching my head.

Looking for a product (other than a flamethrower) that will kill this pest. Needs to be safe enough to use in a vehicle that won't harm my 3 kids. Since I can't find the spider I need it to kill with residual residues instead of directly spraying it. Any ideas are welcome and I thank you for taking the time to help.


rodnreel
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Member since Apr 2011
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re: Spider control for vehicle
I use Bifen IT on the outside of the house. It is safe for pets once it dries in a few hours. I haven't used it of any indoor applications.


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Chad504boy
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re: Spider control for vehicle
spray car down with insecticide.


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MillerMan
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re: Spider control for vehicle
Set off a fogger in there


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jembeurt
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Raceland
Member since Apr 2008
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re: Spider control for vehicle
Suspend SC is the best product for spiders. It does say to not spray in aircraft cabins, which would be similiar to a truck cabin. I would however try using it under and behind all seats, as well as any tight places. Keep the truck doors open at time of application and be sure to wipe off any spray that may come onto contact of an area of seat that will be sat on.

We use Suspend SC indoors constantly and have had ZERO issues with it.


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misterc
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Louisiana
Member since Sep 2014
420 posts

re: Spider control for vehicle
Here's what you want-

Demon WP


bird35
Auburn Fan
Georgia
Member since Sep 2012
3957 posts

re: Spider control for vehicle
Get vehicle towed to the top of a mountain or somewhere the temperature will be below 45 degrees for a week.

The spiders should die.


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Sparkplug#1
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Member since May 2013
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re: Spider control for vehicle
Sounds like fleas. Getting bit by a spider twice in that timeframe is very rare.


Hog Zealot
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Member since Mar 2012
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re: Spider control for vehicle
Thanks for the suggestions. I am taking the time to research each recommendation.

I live in south Florida so I can't haul it to a cold place.

Bug Bomb and the Demon WP idea is good just not sure I want to set it off in a vehicle I have owned for 6 months and still owe a serious chunk of change on. Demon WP claims to leave a white residue behind. I am about to look at the MSDS on Suspend now.

As far as fleas are concerned, we have never had a problem with them. Our dogs are treated monthly and her bite marks are just not consistent with a flea bite. We also have our home and yard sprayed by a pest control company every 45 days. She says it hurts, no itching. I also think if it was a flea then someone other than her would have been bitten. We haul 5 people around constantly. Anyway here's a pic. Judge for yourself. Thanks again OB. [img][URL=http://s1045.photobucket.com/user/jshannon1230/media/7BE88CFA-B4EE-4E0A-BF94-1AF38F69834D_zpsn0ufkehb.jpg.html]
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EDIT: cause I suck at posting pics
This post was edited on 7/7 at 2:11 pm


bootlegger
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re: Spider control for vehicle
Look into the liquid Bifenthrin. It doesn't smell, and I've never had it leave a residue.


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BFIV
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re: Spider control for vehicle
I would take her to see her pediatrician ASAP. You can also help draw out some of the infection/residual venom by using old fashioned drawing salve (PRID salve is one that works great> LINK) PRID also works great for wasp, bee, yellow jacket stings, too, but you need to apply it as soon as you can after they get stung.


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Teague
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re: Spider control for vehicle
quote:

Getting bit by a spider twice in that timeframe is very rare.


Yeah, I'd bet on ants, or some other kind of insect.


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WHATASHAME
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Louisiana
Member since Sep 2009
363 posts

re: Spider control for vehicle
Not to rain on the spider parade, but spiders get the blame for many staph infections. If there is another located on the same leg.....that'd be my guess. Go to the doctor. It could continue to spread.


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