I am an extreme arachnophobe, to the point that I've left dishes in the sink due to a dead spider the size of an M&M.
My bike at work is right in the open, and because of the soft winter, there are dozens of spiders around the parking lot. I very much doubt I can deal with one or more of them sitting or even forming webs on my bicycle without getting all freaked out about it.
I don't want them to get in my bike, form webs on it or even get within a couple of feet of it. Are there any methods I can use? I found http://diy.stackexchange.com/questions/2384/what-can-i-do-to-keep-my-shed-or-house-free-of-spiders, but most of those are hard to apply to bikes.