Out in the hoop house today to check on the lemon tree and water it with epsom salts solution and look what I found After last count…I gave up after hitting #46 because there were more in the bay tree. I believe after looking them up most are female which means next Spring there will be a lot more. Must be something out there they are interested in.
Now …what to do about it.?
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OH. MY. GOOD. GARDEN. CABBAGE!!!!!
What sort of spider are they, Bev? I don’t think I’ve seen one of those here in my part of the world.
Depending on what it is, will depend on what you do next.
~ C. xxx
Black and Yellow garden spider (Argiope aurantia) They weave big orbwebs. Beautiful . Just too many of them . USA and Canada
Are they of any risk to humans …. at all? Do they cause rashes or could a bite easily get infected?
Ahh… I’ve just been and googled it. It’s apparently not a risk to you.
Soooo…. from what I’ve read … I’d ‘demise’ the spiders, and then look in their webs for some papery looking balls. Those are ‘eggs’, and inside those eggs are hundreds and hundreds of potential babies.
If you don’t want those on your land, gather up as many as you can and I think probably the best way to part company with them is to burn them. Old saucepan which you don’t use anymore, or anything metal which isn’t for house/home or food use and crumple up a bit of paper, put the eggs on the crumpled paper and set fire to them. Do that every few eggs you find. Don’t gather them all up and keep them till you have several because you could be incubating them and they’ll still burst forth. Eeek!
It’s a dirty job. But at least you’ll not have a gazillion of the little blighters crawling all over the place. Yuk!
~ C. xxxx
Sounds like a good idea.
I don’t know. Looking them up and it doesn’t say any thing about the benefits or negative. It said they are a couple of feet off the ground but these are mostly up on the walls and in the bay tree. ???