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I have a closet (crawl space?) in the basement that looks like it can potentially be a habitat for spiders and other insects. We want to use it for storage but don't want insect webs and other critters crawling all over them. The room has no power. It is dark but I'll get a battery operated light for that. Basement is a bit humid. The room is constructed out of wood.

What can I use to repel critters from living in this room? Will moth balls work?
 

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Is this an actual room with a door? I ask because a crawl space, too me, is like a mini-basement with very low head room.

If this is a room that has a door that can be closed, then I suggest the yellow, rubbery insect strips that you can hang from a hook. The active ingredient will be something like Vapona, Dichlorvos, DDVP. The insecticide is time released into the space. You don't want the air to change too much when using these as it would dilute their effect. Change them as required by the label. If no door on the room, you could hang a shower curtain, blanket, etc.

They can be bought at farm supply stores, hardware stores, etc.
 

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Is this an actual room with a door? I ask because a crawl space, too me, is like a mini-basement with very low head room.

If this is a room that has a door that can be closed, then I suggest the yellow, rubbery insect strips that you can hang from a hook. The active ingredient will be something like Vapona, Dichlorvos, DDVP. The insecticide is time released into the space. You don't want the air to change too much when using these as it would dilute their effect. Change them as required by the label. If no door on the room, you could hang a shower curtain, blanket, etc.

They can be bought at farm supply stores, hardware stores, etc.
Thanks. I just checked with home depot and they don't carry it. It's a farm specific item then?
 
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