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    Unhappy Garage interior paint to deter spiders/bugs

    I built my house about 10 years ago. Every summer we are invaded by spiders in our attached garage. We use insectcide but they are dangerous kids/pets and they are only a temporary fix. I am going to repaint my garage. Is there any type of paint I can use to keep away spiders and the like?

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    Default Re: Garage interior paint to deter spiders/bugs

    Is there any type of paint I can use to keep away spiders and the like?
    Perhaps a loud , gaudy , outrageous color.

    Seriously .... the reason for the spiders is simply because there is a food source of other insects. A garage is a perfect environment since it can be dark , cool and damp ..... allowing different types of insects to thrive..... regardless of whatever paint finishes.

    Cleaning the garage regularly and uncluttered will help but won't totally eliminate insects .... it's nature.
    "" an ounce of perception -- a pound of obscure "
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    CANUK is right. As far as paints go there is an additive to put into paint that has a residual affect. I've used it before and it works for a year or so. Spraying for insecticides have a lot of things to consider as far as safety goes with kids and pets. Most interior sprays say they are safe after they dry. Check the label. I guess the FDA controls thier claims.(?)
    You might even check the FDA's website.

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    Default Re: Garage interior paint to deter spiders/bugs

    Quote Originally Posted by J Roper View Post
    CANUK is right. As far as paints go there is an additive to put into paint that has a residual affect. I've used it before and it works for a year or so. Spraying for insecticides have a lot of things to consider as far as safety goes with kids and pets. Most interior sprays say they are safe after they dry. Check the label. I guess the FDA controls thier claims.(?)
    You might even check the FDA's website.
    I wouldn't bother checking the FDA website since they don't regulate pesticides or insecticides. The EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) does. Your local county extension office (cooperative extensions from your state's universities) and your state's EPA might have helpful info too.

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    Default Re: Garage interior paint to deter spiders/bugs

    OOPS! My bad. I meant the EPA. (EPD is state) Please don't discount my entire reply due to that slip. thanks
    Last edited by J Roper; 10-20-2008 at 05:08 PM.

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    Default Re: Garage interior paint to deter spiders/bugs

    Try eucalyptus...

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    Default Re: Garage interior paint to deter spiders/bugs

    I hope that we answered donsterr@sbcglobal.net's question before we got off topic. If not, Don, bring us back on track and we'll see what we can do.
    I suffer from CDO ... Its like OCD, but in alphabetical order, LIKE IT SHOULD BE!!!

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