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Anyone have a fix for getting rid of spiders? Our exterior of our cabin gets hit hard each year.

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Ortho Home defense, works well and is fairly cheap.

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I'm in the same boat- Cabin gets hit HARD by the buggers and then EVERYTHING gets stuck. I just bought Tempo ultra SC from Fleet and am going to use it soon. It looks like it is really concentrated. I am going to use a sprayer and need very little with a gallon of water. Hope it works.

I suppose I need to clean up the cabin first. Get rid of all webs and stuff before spraying.

Hope it works like I here it does.

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Tempo works great, thats what I use at home and at the cabin. It even keeps the asian beetle population down. Just doesn't do much to keep the inlaws out.

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Hello,

Those that use tempo- What do you do to prep the area and how do you apply. I have read the paperwork and sounds pretty easy. I want to spray the entire cabin surfaces? or just the base and around windows and doors and under the overhangs? On my sprayer, do I want it a VERY fine mist? I read that you dont want any dripping. How do I know I am spraying the right amount? Also for indoors- Do you guys spary this inside? Just around base boards and stuff?

Any information would be appreciated if someone has some tricks or pointers on applying. I am goign to spray this weekend

Thanks

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