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Old 07-20-2018, 09:08 AM
 
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Well you must have done something to anger the little guy...
I can't remember
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Old 07-20-2018, 11:33 AM
 
Location: homeless
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Well, that speaks volumes right there...if YOU can't remember what you did, but the spider DOES...
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Old 07-20-2018, 01:26 PM
 
Location: Nantahala National Forest, NC
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Well, that speaks volumes right there...if YOU can't remember what you did, but the spider DOES...

The spider's rendered him without memory.
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Old 07-20-2018, 04:01 PM
 
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Some helpful ideas.
Spiders, and mice hate certain smells. take a few cotton balls and dab any of these aromatic oils....citrus/lemon, lavender, clove, tea tree, or peppermint. You can find these at Walmart in the vitamin section...(tea tree oil, in the ethnic hair product section of walmart) or any health food stores.

Shake the oils onto the cotton balls....I usually throw them under the bed, under the dressers, in the corners....where ever you want. Hint, go easy on the peppermint oil in the house, it is a very overpowering smell.

The sticky bug traps will catch the spiders eventually. https://www.google.com/search?q=stic...hrome&ie=UTF-8
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Old 07-20-2018, 04:19 PM
 
Location: San Diego
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I get bit in my sleep by spiders regularly. Part and parcel with living in a forest. No matter how much I vacuum, can't get them all. About 2 weeks ago I pulled back the covers to get into bed and a spider scurried for cover. I had just changed the sheets 2 days prior. I got him tho. At least that time.
And don't watch Arachnophobia for a while.
The city boy in me just fainted.

I havent seen a spider in years and I'd like to keep it that way. The closest I'll get to a forrest is by way of the Discovery channel.
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Old 07-20-2018, 04:34 PM
 
Location: Phoenix, AZ
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This spider remembers:


https://www.bing.com/videos/search?q...pc%3dEUPP_UE10
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Old 07-20-2018, 07:24 PM
 
Location: Eugene, Oregon
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I live in my personal forest, which is surrounded by a large forest, stretching for a hundred miles. I have hundreds of spiders of many sorts, living in and around the house. They take care of most insects that might either eat holes in my house or bite me. Only rarely does a mosquito make it as far as my computer desk.

The spiders are an important part of the ecosystem here. When I encounter a web across a pathway in my forest, I try to step around it. Watching the house spiders sprint across the ceiling to snatch a flying bug, is a good spectator sport. I once had an arachnophobic girlfriend. She practically foamed at the mouth, when she became aware of all the little housemates I had. Our relationship is now limited to E-Mail.
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Old 07-21-2018, 12:11 AM
 
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Yes but did you see brown recluse they are highly poisonous
actually the term is venomous.
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Old 07-21-2018, 12:53 AM
 
Location: Ocean Shores, WA
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When we find a spider in the house we use a little bowl and piece of paper to catch him.
Then we take him outside and let him go.

Yesterday, I squashed one in the door.

I didn't see him until it was too late.

I wish I hadn't killed him.

But death sometimes sneaks up and smashes you full on.

In this case, a paper towel and squirt of Simple Green cleaned my guilt, and the door jamb.
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Old 07-21-2018, 05:09 AM
 
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Yes it will.

If you kill it before it gets you, his mate will come after you.

If you kill her, all 600 of her babies will be waiting for you.
That would make for one hell of a horror film.
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