Pest Control/spiders

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... So there are there little brown spiders that are about the size of a golden dollar... They keep running across my bed at night... Meaning they run across me and my boyfriend ... How do I keep them off ... Other than killing them as soon as I see them... Im from Oklahoma... And no I don't know what kind they are...  Thanks ... I would put a smiley but im not having a very happy experience at the moment... ... ... Sooo yeah thanks...

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Jeannie,

The best way to eliminate any of the wandering-type spiders in homes is with sticky traps, see http://www.livingwithbugs.com/spider_tp.html for home-made and commercial traps. Place traps along walls behind furniture, replace when they become full of debris.

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Jack DeAngelis

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I can answer questions about the control of pest insects, spiders, mites and related arthropods. These household pests include termites, carpenter ants, powderpost beetles, nuisance ants, bed bugs, cockroaches, fleas, wasps, and many others. I can also answer questions about using pesticides and other pest control tools such as baits and traps.

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I am a retired university extension entomologist. I've taught and conducted research in urban and agricultural entomology. I've published over 70 extension publications, 20 research publications and several books about insects.

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Ph.D. in Entomology

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