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Stop Crawling Insects and Spider Pests

Posted in Pest Advice on November 07, 2014

Keep your home and other buildings free from crawling insect pests and spiders for the season. Treat now with long-lasting residual surface spray.

How to Control Crawling Insect Pests and Spiders 

Crawling insects are effectively controlled by treating surfaces with NO Bugs Super or NO Spiders. Insects that contact treated surfaces are rapidly killed and in many cases, the surfaces become repellent to insects and so acts as a barrier to insect pests.

Surface treatment using NO Bugs Super or NO Spiders outside and NO Bugs Indoor will give long term control of cockroaches, ants, spiders, silverfish, carpet beetle, booklice, fleas and other crawling pests. Insects and spiders are killed after they contact the treated surfaces and insecticide will not be inhaled by people or pets using the rooms. Spray around doorways and windows, skirtings, kickboards and the floor surfaces where insect pests have been seen crawling.

Before you begin

If the areas to be treated are dusty or greasy it is good practice to clean these down first to prevent runs and for the best effect of the treatment. Cover or remove all fish tanks, pets, food, food utensils, food preparation surfaces, clothes, toys and bedding. Pull furniture away from walls so that you can get a clear run of spraying rather than having to stop to move each item of furniture.

Crawling insects and spiders inside

Apply NO Bugs Super or NO Spiders as a coarse mist around the edges of rooms, against skirting boards and kickboards. Pay particular attention to places where insect pests might gain entry to each room.

Crawling insects and spiders outside

Crawling insect pests and spiders can be controlled before they get a chance to enter your home. Spraying the exterior with NO Bugs Super or NO Spiders acts as a barrier to many pests and will prevent the unsightly appearance of spider webbing build up around the home. Spray a band around the base of all external walls. Pay particular attention to doorways and around windows and vents. For spiders pay attention to gutters* and downpipes and other areas where spiders hide or build webs.

Choose a still day

Choose a still day with a forecast of dry conditions for the next 6 hours. Apply NO Bugs Super as a coarse mist to exterior walls, window frames, door frames, vents, pergolas and other surfaces which pest insects and spiders might contact.

Note: Pyrethroids are broken down by UV light and have a shorter life in bright sunlight so a second spray in such areas will increase efficacy. NO Bugs Super is formulated to resist breakdown by UV light. Also, pyrethrins are slower to work in higher temperatures; so on warm days the insects and spiders may take longer to die after contact.

Check voids

Many spiders, particularly white tail spiders, and crawling insect pests will hide and infest voids around a house such as roof and ceiling voids. Kiwicare NO Bugs Super Bug Bomb and NO Bugs Super (Borafume) fumigators are ideal for eliminating spiders and insects in difficult to treat places such as these voids. The fumigants penetrate through the voids leaving nowhere for spiders and insects to hide.


  • Porous surfaces that absorb the spray may require a second treatment once the first one has dried completely.
  • Do not overspray walls. Avoid spraying to point where liquid spray runs down the wall. If spray beads and runs, spray more lightly and repeat after the first spray has dried.

David Brittain

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