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    Greetings from Toano, Va. If you have your shop in a garage or outbuilding, beware of what lurks beneath. Last Saturday night as I cleaned up after milling some 6061, I chanced to move my shopvac. From underneath crawled a large southeastern variety black widow spider. The battle was quick and decisive; a bench broom handle followed by bug spray on her egg case. Be careful where you stick your fingers folks! The little beasts are part of nature but look out if they bite.Gives me the incentive to clean the garage whle it is good and cold, by Virginia standards.
    Russ Hobgood

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    At my old house I found a huge black widow nest of hundreds of them, I held my breath and used roach spray on them, nothing was alive after that

    anything that kills roaches is plain evil.

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      Probably contains pyretherns, extracted from flowers. Is absolute death on anything that has a nervious system.
      Russ Hobgood

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      • #4
        tattoomike68:

        I will differ with your commet: anything that kills roaches is plain evil

        Having worked in the food industry, anthing that people eat that a roach won't is pure evil.

        I will say no more, because the "stuff" is on the grocers' shelf. Isn't package food wonderful?

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          <font face="Verdana, Arial" size="2">Originally posted by TECHSHOP:
          Having worked in the food industry, anthing that people eat that a roach won't is pure evil. </font>
          Yuck - boggles the mind. Will a roach eat Velveeta? I know it won't rot if left out at room temp for 60 days - some university did that experiment.
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          • #6
            Velveeta? Bad?

            Hey..... don't be talkin bad about Rotel dip........
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            Hashim Khan

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            • #7
              That's the single redeeming quality about winter up here. No bugs, no spiders. It's completely insect/arachinid pest free right now.

              Even in summer we have no poisonous critters here. No poisonous snakes, no poisonous spiders. Also no fleas or termites. No rats either. No Lyme disease, yet.

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              • #8
                Ahh ...but you do have those snow snakes don't you? I've heard they're more toxic than just about any other varmint.

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                  Only in Manitoba last I heard. Could be a few lurking about Whistler come Olympic time too.
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                    <font face="Verdana, Arial" size="2">Originally posted by Wirecutter:
                    Yuck - boggles the mind. Will a roach eat Velveeta? I know it won't rot if left out at room temp for 60 days - some university did that experiment.</font>
                    THATS HUGE!

                    You dump 1 14oz can of Contadina Petite Diced Tomatos into a sauce pan with a 1 lb brick of Mexican Velveeta and you got an awesum dip AND you don't have to refrigerate. That makes the warm ups extra fast & easy for emergency tortia chip dips
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                      <font face="Verdana, Arial" size="2">Originally posted by Evan:
                      That's the single redeeming quality about winter up here. No bugs, no spiders. It's completely insect/arachinid pest free right now.

                      Even in summer we have no poisonous critters here. No poisonous snakes, no poisonous spiders. Also no fleas or termites. No rats either. No Lyme disease, yet.

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                      You saying the Black Flies and Pine Beetlesgot them all scared away?



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                      • #12
                        I had a little dish of brake fluid in my shop this summer (It was the overflow from bleeding brakes). I kept the dish on the floor and forgot about it. A couple of weeks later there was a coating of dead bugs on top.

                        I guess they don't realize it's bad stuff until it's too late.

                        -Adrian

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                        • #13
                          and the no-seeums

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                            I had a similar incident early last summer. We were just finishing our house remodel getting ready to put down tile in the kitchen. I had boxes of tile stored in the garage (my shop) by the wall for about 2 years. I moved the boxes into the house. As I reached down and picked up the last box my finger touched something cold and it just didn't feel right. I stood up with the box and looked down. It was a 10" baby rattlesnake lying on the cement floor. It was too cold to move, luckily, and only had a button on the tail. I quickly removed the head with a 3# sledge. If I had picked up that box later in the day when it had a chance to warm up I might have got tagged by the little cuss. We live at about the 2700 ft elevation and get rattlers on occasion. We've got black widows on occasion as well, wind scorpions (Solifugae), and wolf spiders that are so big you can hear them runnin' across the shop floor.
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                              <font face="Verdana, Arial" size="2">Originally posted by Your Old Dog:
                              THATS HUGE!

                              You dump 1 14oz can of Contadina Petite Diced Tomatos into a sauce pan with a 1 lb brick of Mexican Velveeta and you got an awesum dip AND you don't have to refrigerate. That makes the warm ups extra fast & easy for emergency tortia chip dips
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                              Take that same Mexican Velveeta and add Hormel chili with no beans. Yum, yum! Great dip for chunks of sour dough bread.



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