0 Helpful?

Spiders still in basement 6 months after Ive airsealed and blockfoamed the joist bays

Ok this has me scratching my head where these little ba@#%@ are coming from
I block foamed and sealed each joist bay and sealed along the sill plate
Any ideas as I have all pertrusions sealed so I have no idea where they are coming from, surely they cant live for that long
Any ideas or pointers would be great

Asked by Darren Finch
Posted Nov 4, 2012 12:24 PM ET

Tags:

3 Answers

Select your preferred way to display the comments and click "Save settings" to activate your changes.
1.

Darren,
Spiders aren't so bad -- they catch and eat flies and mosquitoes.

Answered by Martin Holladay, GBA Advisor
Posted Nov 4, 2012 1:10 PM ET

2.

You may want to call a bugologist on this one, but I believe tarantulas can go a month or more w/out food. Too, the ones you are seeing now may be Gen 4. And, I surmise that, unless you can depressurize to -10 psi, there are still gaps big enough for young spiders to enter.

Answered by John Klingel
Posted Nov 5, 2012 2:50 AM ET

3.

Usually spiders only set up where there is airflow for their webs to catch dinner. There are electronic plug-in devices that emit a sound humans can't hear, and that keep spiders and other critters away.

Answered by michael maines
Posted Nov 5, 2012 1:56 PM ET

Other Questions in General questions

Can a ductless mini-split heat pump be installed for a walk-in cooler?

In Mechanicals | Asked by Kristin McAlpine | Sep 29, 16

Balancing holes in the ceiling with adequate lighting

In Green building techniques | Asked by Clay Whitenack | Sep 28, 16

New Mitsubishi minisplit wall units

In Energy efficiency and durability | Asked by Whitney Scurlock | Sep 27, 16

Does anyone use the wifi controllers on their mini splits?

In Green products and materials | Asked by Clay Whitenack | Sep 26, 16

Site-built windows / direct glazing recomendations

In General questions | Asked by Bernard Lam | Sep 27, 16
Register for a free account and join the conversation


Get a free account and join the conversation!
Become a GBA PRO!