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Old 11-15-2011, 11:07 AM
 
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Im curious,

i've been told that:

1) LI does not have roaches
2) there are no poisonous spiders

Other information leads me to believe this is impossible.

So what sort of creepy crawlers does one see quite often?

If you live in squalor it does not count...
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Old 11-15-2011, 11:12 AM
 
Location: Smithtown, NY
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Roaches are on LI and I'm pretty sure we have black widows and brown recluse spiders as well.
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Old 11-15-2011, 11:18 AM
 
Location: Inis Fada
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Im curious,

i've been told that:

1) LI does not have roaches
2) there are no poisonous spiders

Other information leads me to believe this is impossible.

So what sort of creepy crawlers does one see quite often?

If you live in squalor it does not count...
Earwigs...yuck.
There are a lot of funky spiders out there; whether or not they're venomous is unknown to me. I tend to steer clear.
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Old 11-15-2011, 11:33 AM
 
Location: Suffolk County
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I always get tons of crickets and beetles, the small brown ones and the big black ones.
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Old 11-15-2011, 11:59 AM
 
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I saw something crawl out from under a rock in Rocky Point. The CrookBeetle is harmless but can be annoying if its nest is insulted by other bugs.
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Old 11-15-2011, 12:03 PM
 
Location: Inis Fada
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I saw something crawl out from under a rock in Rocky Point. The CrookBeetle is harmless but can be annoying if its nest is insulted by other bugs.
Rumor has it the Gpsmaticus Pequanus is one of it's triggers.
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Old 11-15-2011, 12:04 PM
 
Location: Islip,NY
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I saw something crawl out from under a rock in Rocky Point. The CrookBeetle is harmless but can be annoying if its nest is insulted by other bugs.
LOL be nice or santa will give you coal
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Old 11-15-2011, 01:10 PM
 
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I saw something crawl out from under a rock in Rocky Point. The CrookBeetle is harmless but can be annoying if its nest is insulted by other bugs.
Funny $hit!
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Old 11-15-2011, 02:29 PM
 
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There's also the Greenspan Spider that attacks its victim when you incorrectly refer to a name of a town.
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Old 11-15-2011, 02:49 PM
 
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No poisonous snakes - that one is really important to me.

Not sure about poisonous spiders on LI - I don't fear spiders that much.
Got bitten by a black widow about 5y ago. It was in a foreign country, I did not speak the language, just before boarding my plane back to the US.
It happened on a bus to the airport - the spider crawled in my shoe apparently. When I got up at the airport - felt excruciating sharp pain - like a piece of glass went in my foot. The spider went out of the shoe and ran away but I got a good look at it.

I assessed my options: I knew with some certainty that this was a black widow spider. First thing I did was to find Internet connection - compare images and read the stats and countermeasures.
Read what are the chances of me dying (<1%). Should I board the flight and take the risk of my condition worsening while in air...? Should I seek immediately medical help - no insurance in that country...
There were the bite marks (a little vampirish...) and I started feeling nauseous and shaky ... Neurological effects were to be expected. So, I decided to see if I will survive the next 1-2h (had about 2h total before the flight). Ultimately, took the flight back - sweating, nausea, some shaking but nothing really debilitating. It's survivable.
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