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Old 04-20-2002, 07:31 PM
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Question Arachnids

Ok, don't flame me for this posting.

I am resurecting an '82 Volvo wagon and i've discovered that it is infested w/spiders. The car has been dormant in my yard for about a year and the little critters have moved in big time. I've noticed the babies are white and opaque. I haven't gotten a glimpse of the adults yet. This is creepin' me out. I'm not an entomologist but here in eastern NC we have both black widows and brown recluse spiders. BTW, I have standing here; have an '89 300se and these buggers would be just as happy in my benz.

So, how do i evict these creatures or should i forsake any dream of driving my doughty volvo ever again?

Just for the record, I think that the 240 Volvo is the most highly evolved auto ever made (w/the possible exception of the VW beetle) and is in many ways better than the vaunted MB.

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Old 04-20-2002, 07:37 PM
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The only non-toxic way I can think of is to slowly vent an antire cylinder of dry Nitrogen gas (not toxic, but displaces oxygen) into the sealed car and hope it displaces enough oxygen to kill them off. Otherwise maybe those ultrasonic pest devices may work, but I haven't tried or investigated them.

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Old 04-20-2002, 10:06 PM
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Try those house foggers!

It may work. Follow the directions, make sure cover everything to avoid stains.
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Old 04-20-2002, 10:43 PM
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Why not just dump a gallon or two of diesel fuel on it and burn it.
This would also be a good thing to do with any 82 Volvo, even if it wasn't infected with spiders
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