I’m trying to figure out how to wipe/destroy spider webs attached to my cams.
My Mississippi “outdoor” V2 cams are on a covered back porch monitoring 2 doors. Spiders like to attach their webs to the cams and the results are events every 5 minutes all night.
I’m in Virginia, about 850 miles away.
The cams are presently mounted under a shelf about 15 feet from any falling rain.
Initial thoughts are to get something to occasionally slowly drag a light cloth back and forth across the edge of the shelf so it just brushes the cameras.
I bought a Swiffer feather duster with a telescopic handle so I could reach my outdoor Pan cam which is mounted about 7 feet high. As a side benefit the cats think its a cool toy and I play with them every time I get the duster out.
lol. I too recently install cam pan on a barn looking back at the house and I have resorted using a 20ft latter with pre mentioned Swifter to get rid of the occasional web. It’s getting a bit tiresome so I think the fan with streamers might be a good option. I’m definitely buy some of those pellet repellent pouches though first.
I honestly think the best way to avoid webs is turn off the IR lights on the camera and instead use an external IR illuminator. For some reason the IR lights seem to attract bugs of all kinds. Since doing that with my Pan camera I have only had to remove webs about once every two weeks. Before it was almost daily.