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#6021884 - 11/10/15 04:26 PM Ground Blinds and Leaving Them Out
LRJunkie Offline
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Registered: 11/10/15
Posts: 7
Loc: Hopkins County
Hi Yall, first post here. I just recently moved to North East Texas from out of state and this is my first hunting season here. Typically I would leave a ground blind out all season and may find a spider or two in the blind here and there, no big deal. Well here, I left my ground blind out for two days. Arrived in the morning in the darkness, unzipped the door and looked in with the flashlight. After quickly seeing a scorpion clinging to the roof, about 10 red bodied long leg spiders, some of those fuzzy black spiders with the big eyes, a wolf spider on the ground and a 6" centipede crawling on the side, I decided to just sit against a tree in the rain then take my chances in the blind. Also, the person that owned the property before me had some homemade plywood blinds on the property. Pretty sure I would need a chainsaw to cut through the spider webs inside those suckers the webs are so thick. So im curious, is this normal? Lol.

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#6021901 - 11/10/15 04:40 PM Re: Ground Blinds and Leaving Them Out [Re: LRJunkie]
my2071111 Offline
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Registered: 08/23/10
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Loc: Mills, County
Normal would be finding a snake. Lol
Sounds pretty normal until temps get down to freezing. Welcome to Texas.
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#6022067 - 11/10/15 06:14 PM Re: Ground Blinds and Leaving Them Out [Re: LRJunkie]
Texas Dan Offline
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Registered: 07/28/08
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I've never had a problem with bugs.

Makes me wonder if the Thermacell that I sometimes use in my ground blind might leave a residue that helps keep out at other times.
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#6022240 - 11/10/15 07:46 PM Re: Ground Blinds and Leaving Them Out [Re: LRJunkie]
dogcatcher Offline
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I put one of these in everything. http://www.amazon.com/Prozap-5019510-Pro...RVH838KC2T12ZNQ

Once a year in mid August, the house at our place in Runnels county gets 2 new ones, every blind gets a new 1 and the barn gets a new 1. Back in the days that we kept a pickup there I placed one in the cab of the truck. Under the house in the crawl space we also spread a box of moth balls. By the time deer season rolls around, the smell of the Pro Zap's have permeated everything and the deer are used to the smell and do not associated it with danger.

Spiders are twice as bad at our place in New Mexico, we replace them every 6 months, 1 in the house, 2 in the crawl space and 1 in the shop building. Before we were paying a pest control guy a small fortune to spray every so often. Now we pay a smaller fortune for Pro Zap and the results are just as good.
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#6022280 - 11/10/15 08:02 PM Re: Ground Blinds and Leaving Them Out [Re: LRJunkie]
colt.45 Offline
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Registered: 03/16/12
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welcome ta texasHF... rofl i've learned ta crawl in with flashlight off... Ya don't see the creapy crawly things... Stay Safe... flag
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#6022300 - 11/10/15 08:12 PM Re: Ground Blinds and Leaving Them Out [Re: colt.45]
BigPig Offline
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Loc: Forney, Tx
Originally Posted By: colt.45
welcome ta texasHF... rofl i've learned ta crawl in with flashlight off... Ya don't see the creapy crawly things... Stay Safe... flag


clap

They are spiders, and harmless at that. Just make friends with them, but have the understanding that if they don't mess with you then you won't kill them.
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Enjoy it while you can. One day you might be complaining about NOT getting random pop-ups in the morning. grin

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#6022322 - 11/10/15 08:21 PM Re: Ground Blinds and Leaving Them Out [Re: LRJunkie]
stxranchman Offline
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Registered: 08/04/10
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welcome Get you a gallon sprayer and some Demon WP. Mix it according to the label and spray the inside of your blind and the ground inside.
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#6022429 - 11/10/15 09:15 PM Re: Ground Blinds and Leaving Them Out [Re: LRJunkie]
maximum Offline
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Registered: 09/30/09
Posts: 1681
daddy long legs won't cause harm other than
distractions. the scorpions are all in
the house/shack, and seem to appear in the
tub, or in the cabinet when i'm looking for
a fresh can of coffee. try pulling out some
dishes and bringing several out sometime.
mothballs help.

i leave the popups i have out from
sept thru jan.
never had a snake in one yet, but saw
some about 6-7 feet away before.
there's critters out in the skeery bush.
you'll either have to run 'em off, or
kill 'em, or learn to live with 'em

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#6022504 - 11/10/15 09:51 PM Re: Ground Blinds and Leaving Them Out [Re: LRJunkie]
Bubinga Offline
Light Foot

Registered: 03/01/13
Posts: 43
Loc: Texas
We leave ours up all season and my wife doesn't have a problem sharing the blind with a few little spiders. Gotta love Texas women. bolt
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#6022531 - 11/10/15 10:07 PM Re: Ground Blinds and Leaving Them Out [Re: LRJunkie]
ndhunter Offline
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Registered: 09/03/05
Posts: 3536
Loc: Dallas, TX
Yes

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#6022702 - 11/11/15 05:14 AM Re: Ground Blinds and Leaving Them Out [Re: my2071111]
decook Online   content
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Registered: 08/26/09
Posts: 1551
Loc: Montgomery, TX USA
Originally Posted By: my2071111
Normal would be finding a snake. Lol
Sounds pretty normal until temps get down to freezing. Welcome to Texas.


Sums it up pretty well.

welcome
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#6022750 - 11/11/15 06:23 AM Re: Ground Blinds and Leaving Them Out [Re: LRJunkie]
DLALLDER Online   content
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Registered: 11/23/05
Posts: 2977
Loc: Pittsburg, Texas
Get a box of moth balls and hang a bag inside the popup. Will take a few days to eliminate the problem!
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#6022777 - 11/11/15 06:42 AM Re: Ground Blinds and Leaving Them Out [Re: LRJunkie]
rickym Offline
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Registered: 06/14/15
Posts: 5225
Loc: texas
Yup welcome to Texas. Use something stated above to control the numbers inside your blind. Don't expect anything to keep bugs out. We got some hard headed critters in them thar woods.
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#6022854 - 11/11/15 07:34 AM Re: Ground Blinds and Leaving Them Out [Re: LRJunkie]
White Falcon Offline
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Registered: 10/11/09
Posts: 1472
Loc: Holly Lake Ranch Tx.
I hang flea collars in mine and box blinds.

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#6022867 - 11/11/15 07:46 AM Re: Ground Blinds and Leaving Them Out [Re: LRJunkie]
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This is the first year I've had an issue with Daddy Long legs in the stand. A colony can sound creepy walking on the ceiling in the quiet dark hour before sunrise.
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