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Old 04-29-2011, 10:56 AM
 
Location: Estero, Florida (formerly Appleton, Wisconsin)
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http://i1181.photobucket.com/albums/...disspider2.jpg
Please let me know if you recognize this spider. Do apartment managers usually get rid of spiders and pests for people?
Thank you for your help.
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Old 04-29-2011, 11:02 AM
 
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http://i1181.photobucket.com/albums/...disspider2.jpg
Please let me know if you recognize this spider. Do apartment managers usually get rid of spiders and pests for people?
Thank you for your help.
Looks like a tarantula to me. but the pic. is not good.
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Old 04-29-2011, 11:11 AM
 
Location: Estero, Florida (formerly Appleton, Wisconsin)
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I was hoping for a serious reply. She is really scared and it would be nice to know if it is dangerous or not. But thanks anyways.
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Old 04-29-2011, 11:51 AM
 
Location: Cape Coral, FL
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Kill it! Is it jumping? The pic isn't a good one, but have her google brown recluse and other poisonous spiders in FL. Call the apt complex and see if they have a contract with pest control.
Spiders creep in..
I hate spiders!!! Eeekkkkk
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Old 04-29-2011, 11:59 AM
 
Location: FL
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Does it look like this Brown recluse? Google Image Result for http://pestmall.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2010/01/Spider-PestControl-2.jpg
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Old 04-29-2011, 12:13 PM
 
Location: Long Island, NY
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I was going to say a brown recluse, also
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Old 04-29-2011, 01:50 PM
 
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I was hoping for a serious reply. She is really scared and it would be nice to know if it is dangerous or not. But thanks anyways.
It is a serious reply. Unfortunately the picture is not a good one so I can be sure. but it looks like a Tarantula, my wife had some as pets when I met her.
As they say no good deed goes unpunished.
Next time I wont answer your post Adios.
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Old 04-29-2011, 01:53 PM
 
Location: Miami, FL
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Why are you spending time taking pictures of it and posting them? LOL. Just kill it!
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Old 04-29-2011, 01:56 PM
 
Location: Estero, Florida (formerly Appleton, Wisconsin)
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Default That is what she thinks too

After looking at photos she thought it might be a brown recluse. I looked up on another site and the Male Southern House Spider (not dangerous) is often confused with the brown recluse. www.spiderzrule.com/housespider.htm I hope the link works for you. Please look all the way down the page at the male spiders. Do you think this could be it or do you still think the brown recluse?

She went to the management office and they said she had to wait until Monday.

Thank you for the replys.
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Old 04-29-2011, 02:12 PM
 
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Tell her to do what a normal person does ... take a newspaper and put it on the floor beside the spider, use a magazine to sweep/push the spider onto the newspaper ... then take the newspaper outside and shake the spider off.

Since most spiders actually kill the bugs (mosquitoes, no-see-ums, etc.) that make a habit of biting humans, I generally give a spider the benefit of the doubt (in other words, I let it live) unless it is poisonous.

Now if she has dozens of spiders (rather than just one), then that's another issue.
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