I think this is on topic. Perhaps some midwesterners can give this NC guy some advice. I bought a 1978 MB 300CD a few months ago. Upon getting the car home (a mildly eventful 800 mile drive), discovered quite a bit of rust on the floors and rockers that needed work. After removing the carpet and seats, I found what I thought were a few dead brown recluses. Well, the car was stored in an open carport, in Mississippi, with a car cover for several years, so of course it has some dead spiders. After removing the fenders, found about 5-6 more dead recluses. Well come to find out that these weren't dead spiders but rather recent moltings. I confirmed 2 live ones with fiddles and 3 sets of eyes, and keep finding disorganized webs spun around the engine and interior. Now, I have also seen several normal house spiders with similar webs in the car so perhaps there were only a few recluses... but I'd like to make sure and take care of them. I'm a also a little concerned now that I've pulled the seats and brought them into the spare bedroom in my house! I've ordered glue traps to put around the car, but people at work keep telling me to set off some bug bombs and then wash the paint. Now, the car can move under it's own power but I cannot wash it since there is still untreated fresh metal to be taken care of first. I'm probably a month away from where I can get it wet. The bug bombs also seem to be one can per 2000ft^2, and it may be over treatment for a car. I also read that unless the spider is directly contacted by aerosol, they won't die. These recluses seem pretty adept at remaining out of sight until their hiding spot is disturbed. I also have a plethora of wolf spiders around the house/garage/yard, and I'd like to not kill them (since they may be a natural predator of the recluse). I thought about trapping a dozen or so and setting them loose in the car, but I'm not at that point yet. Anyone else have a history with these darn things? I have learned to live alongside wolf spiders, but I am not a fan of brown recluses and black widows.