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Old 08-11-2020, 08:43 PM
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These appeared in my master bathroom overnight.

NOPE.

Look at those cobwebs everywhere. FIVE spiders. F-I-V-E.


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Old 08-11-2020, 08:46 PM
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Where in the world did they come from? I would be very upset with having found 5 spiders. Do they sell spray for spiders? Good luck getting rid of them.
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Old 08-11-2020, 08:46 PM
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I'll come kill them for you, if you will keep all snakes away from me.
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Old 08-11-2020, 08:47 PM
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I will donate to your go fund me page once the conflagration is complete.


For the record....when my DDs were very young they had bunk beds. One evening when saying good night to youngest on top bunk, I noticed about a hundred newly hatched spiders on the ceiling. Everybody out!! I was Ewing the whole time I was smooshing spiders on the ceiling. Gives me the Willis just remembering.
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Old 08-11-2020, 08:50 PM
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I knew not to click on this right before trying to sleep! I'm going to feel imaginary spiders all night!


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Old 08-11-2020, 08:53 PM
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I have a pest control person I had to call when I moved in. Her name is the Bug Lady. Iíve used her one other time since then. Surprisingly spiders donít bother me (although 5 would), but ants creep me out. I called her when I had an ant problem.

If I found 5 spiders like that Iíd have to send out a flare for her. Or burn down the house. Itís a toss up. I want to burn down the house when I see ants. I just imagine them multiplying by the second.
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Old 08-11-2020, 08:55 PM
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We installed a small window unit air conditioner in the master bath because we like it colder when we sleep and didnít want the central air cooling the whole rest of the house. Itís right above the window, so I wonder if they are coming in from there.

Iím going to see if I can find some spider spray to put around the window outside. Maybe that will help.
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Old 08-12-2020, 01:56 AM
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Forget the guinea pigs and dogs, get some cats!

If they're on the floor they will be prey. If they're above your head the cats will detect them and you could spray them or vacuum them if you have a long attachment to your vacuum.

Cats do have some uses!
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Old 08-12-2020, 03:10 AM
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Thatís when you call for DH. Be thankful you donít have scorpions.
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Old 08-12-2020, 03:37 AM
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I noticed about a hundred newly hatched spiders on the ceiling
I don't have words.. that's horrible, how did you manage to kill them???


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Old 08-12-2020, 03:40 AM
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My ds was a waiter when he was 18ish at a catering hall. He was doing a wedding and he was putting something on the tables for the guests who were sitting at their seats. A Guest saw a spider in middle of the table and told me son. He smacked it and hundreds of baby spiders came out running all over the table.

So where's there's one, there's hundreds!

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Old 08-12-2020, 04:02 AM
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That is what the vacuum cleaner is for!
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Old 08-12-2020, 04:40 AM
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Yes, it's very possible that they're coming in around your window air conditioning unit. This happens to me from time to time, especially at this time of year.

I make a spray of vinegar, water, peppermint and lemon essential oils and spray that in places where spiders tend to come in and corners where I find them. I'm glad I read this thread - it reminds me that it's time to reapply.

I also have one of those insect vacuums that allows me to catch them and release them outside. I have used my vacuum but then I feel as though I have to empty it right away.

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Old 08-12-2020, 05:38 AM
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We have spiders a lot. Our house wasnít built super air-tight. DH says I have a spider scream and a mouse scream. He knows which one I see when he hears my scream. I figure, if I have spiders, I donít have mice, because the spiders would have all been eaten. We really donít have a problem with mice in this house. Just spiders. Iíve graduated from screaming to just saying, ďOh, Mighty Spider Killer. I need you!Ē It makes him feel needed. 🤣 If heís not around, I set a can of hair spray on top of the spider. He knows when he sees the hair spray can on the floor, that thereís a spider that he needs to take care of. I would squish them, but I canít stand the crunch.
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Old 08-12-2020, 05:45 AM
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the shower with any number of huge Daddy Longlegs. We had a handyman who was forever finding Black Widows around the house and in the garage. One time, my mail lady knocked on the door and asked if I wanted her to kill the Black Widow who had formed a web over the opening of the country-style mailbox in the night and was plopped in the middle of it. (She whacked that thing and stomped on it, going above and beyond her postal duties.)

My daughter was bit by a Brown Recluse when she was five, leading to FIVE rounds of antibiotics in six months. She still has the scar.

In Florida, the spiders were as big as my hand sometimes, especially the allegedly harmless, but horrifying Wolf Spiders.

Since I moved back to Northern NY three years ago, I have seen probably five spiders total, which is strange, but I'm okay with it.

As a child, I was so frightened of spiders that I would literally just take off running if I even thought I saw one. Thank goodness, now I can coax them into a cup and toss them outside.
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Old 08-12-2020, 09:57 AM
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I love the reactions on this thread. Personally I have no problem with spiders. If I see one in the house, I catch it and release it outside. Black Widow spiders are an exception, but I've only seen a few in the garage, and sent them to spider heaven very quickly and humanely.

I want to add that I had a Chilean rose tarantula in my classroom for several years. Sometimes students would leave the terrarium screen off and I would find out that she had escaped when I heard screaming (mainly adults), and I would have to rescue her somewhere in the hallway or cafeteria. I brought the tarantula home after too many screams, and she lived happily with me for many years.
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Old 08-12-2020, 10:29 AM
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I have been bitten by brown recluse spiders three times. I must be tasty.

I like that they get rid of other bugs, but I like them to do that from outside.
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Old 08-12-2020, 10:32 AM
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The Butterfly Pavilion in Denver has a rose tarantula named Rosie. I think they still have her, although it's been many years since I've been there. She's very friendly. Visitors can hold her and she'll just snuggle right down in your hand. I didn't expect to be utterly charmed by a tarantula but I was.

I don't mind spiders although I don't love it if they surprise me in my house. Where I live, though, the only poisonous spider is the northern Black Widow and they tend to be pretty shy and nonaggressive. I would be more wary if I had to worry about brown recluse spiders. I always have cross orb weavers in my yard. I think they're beautiful as are their webs and they have no interest in coming in my house.
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Old 08-12-2020, 03:18 PM
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I love orb weavers. We get them in our shrubs in the front yard.
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