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Seems like Ford will be fitting the Focus Rs with a spider screen to keep spiders out of the cabin and fuel lines. This was from a Australian news site so I can see how the screen is geographically relevant.
It doesn't seem to be new technology either as something similar was implemented in the US in 2004 to keep the yellow sac spiders out and they have been improving it over the years.

The cylindrical screens work by blocking the access to certain open parts in the engine bay, but still allow air flow.
Hopefully this will keep the fuel lines clean of spiders and other insects.

Link to Article: http://www.news.com.au/technology/innovation/ford-invents-spider-screen-to-keep-the-sneaky-buggers-out-of-your-car/story-fnjwucvh-1227472486203
 

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I think I may have found a picture of what the screen looks like but please correct me if I'm wrong.

 

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yea that looks about right.. I'm sure it will be a global thing, southern Europe and Southern US must have a similar issue..

 

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Even with this I think i'll still look into sprays I can use to keep them away from the cabin I think even those household sprays could be good enough.
 

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Good tip. I do recall having seen spiders crawl out of vents, even ants from time to time, basically anywhere they can hide, much like what you're likely to experience at home.
 

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I just hear he horror stories of spiders in people's cars. It would be the worst surprise to happen during your morning routine.
 

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I just hear he horror stories of spiders in people's cars. It would be the worst surprise to happen during your morning routine.
The worst place to experience that is on the highway which to some people can get them into an accident, not everyone takes the sight of bugs lightly.
 

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I just hear he horror stories of spiders in people's cars. It would be the worst surprise to happen during your morning routine.
Countries with a colder climate may not have a large a variety of spiders as the warmer ones but they are just as numerous in the summer months. The small ones with long legs are the worst.
 

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Not sure if mirror.co.uk is correct about this but it seems like the North American Yellow Sac spider like to live inside a car's the fuel vapor line to get high off sniffing fuel. Most likely not the sole reason but I thought it was interesting and luckily Focus RS' spider screens should block them too.
 
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