I have some DE that I would like to use to try & kill recluse spiders. I have heard both, yes and no as to whether DE will work. I thought I'd try it anyways, what the heck> I have some just sitting around. I was thinking it would be cool if I could figure a way to shoot poofs of it underneath shelves & cabinets (in the garage) that have gaps between them & the floor. That's gotta be a great hiding place for those spiders & poofing it might help it contact those spiders who are lurking on the underside of the shelves. I realize that there is some kind of gardening powder poofer I coud buy, but I'd like to rig something up that's mostly home made, if possible.
turkey baster is a good idea. looking at a large unused tube of safeguard here on my desk I'm thinking an old horse worming syringe would work too. though I have never tried to take apart and reuse one.
"One cannot help an involuntary process. The point is not to disturb it. - Dr. Michel Odent
posted 10 years ago
I've got this plastic foot pump, use for blowing up floatie things for swimming pools. I'm thinking I can use it to blow some DE around, but I haven't tried it yet. Looks like I should be able to put the powder inside the plastic accordion air pump, shake it and then step on it to shoot the powder under cabinets and shelfs. I'm pretty sure those dang recluse spiders are under there.
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