View Full Version : Insecticide barrier

05-30-2011, 01:35 AM
Now that spring has fully set in, various bugs are coming into my house and my wife wants to spray insecticide around the perimeter and in the crawlspace beneath. I have 4 T's and am super worried that this will result in their untimely demise. The company that will do the spraying is Alpha Ecological and supposedly it is a type of pesticide that only harms the bugs that walk through it and is supposed to not be airborne. I am still terribly worried for my T's. What have people experienced in regard to the situation I am facing? Is it possible to do the spraying and keep my T's healthy? I plan to ask the company as well before they spray, but I imagine they will say whatever they have must to get us to pay them.

05-30-2011, 01:39 AM
If you want to play it super safe have someone be a tarantula sitter for a couple days and then bring them back in. Otherwise you're just going to have to take your chances. But you have to realize that stuff like this can happen:

You walk over your doors thresh hold, now the poison is on your shoes
You take your shoes off, now the poison is on your hands
You feed/handle/water your T's and the poison gets into their enclosure or on them

Doesn't seem likely, but it is a possibility.