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Insecticide barrier

Discussion in 'Tarantula Chat' started by superfunTtime, May 30, 2011.

  1. superfunTtime

    superfunTtime Arachnopeon

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    Now that spring has fully set in, various bugs are coming into my house and my wife wants to spray insecticide around the perimeter and in the crawlspace beneath. I have 4 T's and am super worried that this will result in their untimely demise. The company that will do the spraying is Alpha Ecological and supposedly it is a type of pesticide that only harms the bugs that walk through it and is supposed to not be airborne. I am still terribly worried for my T's. What have people experienced in regard to the situation I am facing? Is it possible to do the spraying and keep my T's healthy? I plan to ask the company as well before they spray, but I imagine they will say whatever they have must to get us to pay them.
     
  2. toast4nat

    toast4nat Arachnosquire

    If you want to play it super safe have someone be a tarantula sitter for a couple days and then bring them back in. Otherwise you're just going to have to take your chances. But you have to realize that stuff like this can happen:

    You walk over your doors thresh hold, now the poison is on your shoes
    You take your shoes off, now the poison is on your hands
    You feed/handle/water your T's and the poison gets into their enclosure or on them

    Doesn't seem likely, but it is a possibility.