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Old 22-02-2019, 01:59 PM   #31
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Nah mate, my gf only has experience with trouser snakes.
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Old 22-02-2019, 02:56 PM   #32
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chuck some dry ice in the car, close it up. anything living will die.

Air out before driving it again :P
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Old 22-02-2019, 03:30 PM   #33
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Not really on point but a pest story.

Years ago we had a large gum in the back garden, which backed into reserve with no houses behind us. Heaps and heaps of birds, but in this prime beautiful gum- no birds.

Anyway had to do some building -involved retaining walls and steps and the gum had these massive roots that intruded and anyways the gum fell ill and died.

It started moulting and all these branches feel down- and after a couple weeks looked like a tornado blew through. Anyways, got a wheelbarrow and started cleaning up. After about 3 hours, moved onto larger branches lying around and by this time was working auto pilot and was stuffed and just wanted to drag the dead stuff into the massive reserve behind to create a fire break.

I pulled on this branch and it sorta got stuck with other branches lying on ground, then pulled harder and it sorta still was glued which was weird.

Without thinking in auto pilot moved my right hand down to get a better grip and pulled on the crap and I felt like a shard of thick nail size timber pierce my index finger and it had a funny piercing movement feeling that did not feel good. Jumped back and looked down- 2 puncture holes in my right index finger.

Tree was alive with tree snakes and a big one had been lying in that branch and had clung on when I was trying to pull the branch it was on.

Next few weeks we had tree snakes snaking all outside on the front decks of the house- looking for a new tree no doubt.

That explained the lack of birds which I could never understand....
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Old 25-02-2019, 01:56 PM   #34
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Have used surface spray in the car on more than one occasion. It is always fun to see where the buggers hide.
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Old 25-02-2019, 11:59 PM   #35
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Ha interesting, never seen it happen to a petrol (I have a Falcon Ute I keep running on hot days around the property), May be the harmonics or frequency or noise of how a diesel runs.

Of course all cars can be good nesting opportunity for spiders once left and parked, guess trick is to have ground clear of leaf litter and overhanging branches. Make the journey to the car unattractive
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Old 26-02-2019, 01:21 AM   #36
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Who was the last person you knew that died from a spider bite in Australia? literally scared of something that is 15,000 lighter than you (I just made that up) that avoids humans at all costs. If you get bitten by a Redback you're either completely unlucky, or just dumb. I shouldn't say that because I'm in the garden frequently.

I love it when I see these mental midgets from overseas say ''don't go to Australia, everything there kills you''...... yet more people die on their roads in 17 minutes than all of our shark attacks, snake bites, spider bites, stone fish, blue-ringed octopus, salt water crocs combined over 12 months.

Moral of the story...., the last place you seen the Redback (provided it wasn't 6 months ago) hit that area and the surrounding nook and crannies with a trusted pressure pack.
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