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Old 10-30-2011, 04:21 PM
 
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I don't like spiders crawling on me, driving or not. LOL. Or any other bugs or "critters". I understand! I had a Black Widow crawling up my coveralls last week after I got out from under a house! I agree with you!

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WAIT A MINUTE/..I must interject.

Its not a big deal to have spiders crawling on you while you are driving??? Are you guys freakin serious? Any distraction can cause an accident. Bugguy you may live with bugs and think its not a big deal but the fact is most people would be pretty freaked to see a spider crawling up their leg when they are driving...geez.
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Old 10-30-2011, 04:54 PM
 
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I don't like spiders crawling on me, driving or not. LOL. Or any other bugs or "critters". I understand! I had a Black Widow crawling up my coveralls last week after I got out from under a house! I agree with you!
Well thanks..I mean an infested car would have me looking around with my head on a swivel every moment..thats no way to drive. I'd be parking that car somewhere else or ditching it..no way I'd deal with that, it is a big deal, at least to me./
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Old 11-14-2011, 03:39 PM
 
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When I lived in AZ, I put my weedeater in the car to return it to the store since it wasn't working correctly. While driving, I noticed a Black Widow on the weedeater (it had sat on my backporch all night). I'm terrified of spiders and pulled into the K-Mart parking lot and someone in the parking lot told me to buy a insect bomb in the car, the type that are made to put in your home to get rid of bugs, spiders. I was desperate so I bought one. Had to drive the car home, not knowing where in the car the spider was. I parked the car in the carport. Put up all the windows and followed the directions. My car fogged up inside, but I know it killed the spider. I WOULD NOT ATTEMPT TO DO THIS IN A GARAGE. DO IT OUTSIDE. I know it sounds ridiculous, but it worked. If it had been a summer day, I probably would have kept the windows up and the heat would have killed it, but this was in the fall. Just follow the directions and make sure you air out your car very good afterwards.
Sounds ridiculous, but it worked for me.
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Old 11-14-2011, 06:45 PM
 
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When I lived in AZ, I put my weedeater in the car to return it to the store since it wasn't working correctly. While driving, I noticed a Black Widow on the weedeater (it had sat on my backporch all night). I'm terrified of spiders and pulled into the K-Mart parking lot and someone in the parking lot told me to buy a insect bomb in the car, the type that are made to put in your home to get rid of bugs, spiders. I was desperate so I bought one. Had to drive the car home, not knowing where in the car the spider was. I parked the car in the carport. Put up all the windows and followed the directions. My car fogged up inside, but I know it killed the spider. I WOULD NOT ATTEMPT TO DO THIS IN A GARAGE. DO IT OUTSIDE. I know it sounds ridiculous, but it worked. If it had been a summer day, I probably would have kept the windows up and the heat would have killed it, but this was in the fall. Just follow the directions and make sure you air out your car very good afterwards.
Sounds ridiculous, but it worked for me.
I agree..there is NO WAY I'd drive that car with that thing in it.
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Old 11-15-2011, 03:11 PM
 
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Some ingredients in some foggers could, just could, damage some fabrics, etc. Read the label on whatever you use and abide by it.


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When I lived in AZ, I put my weedeater in the car to return it to the store since it wasn't working correctly. While driving, I noticed a Black Widow on the weedeater (it had sat on my backporch all night). I'm terrified of spiders and pulled into the K-Mart parking lot and someone in the parking lot told me to buy a insect bomb in the car, the type that are made to put in your home to get rid of bugs, spiders. I was desperate so I bought one. Had to drive the car home, not knowing where in the car the spider was. I parked the car in the carport. Put up all the windows and followed the directions. My car fogged up inside, but I know it killed the spider. I WOULD NOT ATTEMPT TO DO THIS IN A GARAGE. DO IT OUTSIDE. I know it sounds ridiculous, but it worked. If it had been a summer day, I probably would have kept the windows up and the heat would have killed it, but this was in the fall. Just follow the directions and make sure you air out your car very good afterwards.
Sounds ridiculous, but it worked for me.
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Old 11-17-2011, 11:23 AM
 
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Plus....I thought bug guy has tried to help people with this issue - on this forum, and now you are agreeing with Native Son and we should just get therapy? Great.
yeah, get some therapy!

You share the road with countless other drivers, and common sense would dictate that you wouldn't subject them to the dangerous whims of your irrational phobias. It doesn't happen often, but from time to time a spider will crawl on you while you're driving. Having an irrational fear of them creates a potentially fatal condition from some fear-based reaction while driving. And while I can find no evidence of a spider-bite-induced-death in NC, folks at the wrong end of a careless driver find a body bag frequently.

Sac up.
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Old 11-17-2011, 02:32 PM
 
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yeah, get some therapy!

You share the road with countless other drivers, and common sense would dictate that you wouldn't subject them to the dangerous whims of your irrational phobias. It doesn't happen often, but from time to time a spider will crawl on you while you're driving. Having an irrational fear of them creates a potentially fatal condition from some fear-based reaction while driving. And while I can find no evidence of a spider-bite-induced-death in NC, folks at the wrong end of a careless driver find a body bag frequently.

Sac up.

Native you are so full of it If a black widow was staring at you suddenly from oh lets say your belt buckle area...you'd jump...thats ridiculous to think someone would not react. Now granted one should always remember they are behind the wheel of a ton or more vehicle and keep their composure, but to say it should not startle you is well.....just not right. The only way to test this theory is to put a nice hairy wolf spider on your shoulder while you are driving 60...
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Old 11-17-2011, 06:02 PM
 
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Be honest with me jp... Would you consider junking an automobile fearing it was infested by spiders? Am I on a limb here thinking that it is a clear sign of an irrational fear?

If so, I apologize. Perhaps *I* am the one acting hysterically.
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Old 11-17-2011, 07:45 PM
 
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Be honest with me jp... Would you consider junking an automobile fearing it was infested by spiders? Am I on a limb here thinking that it is a clear sign of an irrational fear?

If so, I apologize. Perhaps *I* am the one acting hysterically.
I would get rid of it if I saw spiders in the car every time I got in it..I really would.
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Old 11-17-2011, 10:45 PM
 
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Black Widows aren't notorious for jumping, or biting through belt buckles, etc. If it were me, I'd just smash it with my hand and be done with it.

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Native you are so full of it If a black widow was staring at you suddenly from oh lets say your belt buckle area...you'd jump...thats ridiculous to think someone would not react. Now granted one should always remember they are behind the wheel of a ton or more vehicle and keep their composure, but to say it should not startle you is well.....just not right. The only way to test this theory is to put a nice hairy wolf spider on your shoulder while you are driving 60...
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