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post #141 of 366
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Originally Posted by confustication View Post
Ok, because it has to be done- this Big Hairy Spider WAS in my bed.

http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?pi...&id=1593128659

Happy holidays!
I will never sleep again.

ETA: I had a friend in college (community college - office training - just so I don't confuse those who have read my rants about education) who had a large, hairy spider land on him one morning. Sounds like a bad way to start the day, right? But, that's not so bad.

The bad part is that it landed on him, because it was crawling across the shower head when he turned on the shower. So, he was naked...and it was freaked out, so it ran all over him. He told me about it when he got to school - late - and he looked vaguely ill for a couple of hours. I heard that story over 20 years ago, and I still shudder when I think of it.
post #142 of 366
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Originally Posted by confustication View Post
Ok, because it has to be done- this Big Hairy Spider WAS in my bed.

http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?pi...&id=1593128659

Happy holidays!
I would have moved. Not just out of the bed, to a new house.
post #143 of 366
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Originally Posted by Evie's Mama View Post
I would have moved. Not just out of the bed, to a new house.
I picked her up and relocated her outside. I can't bring myself to kill a spider, but i also don't feel the need to spend my nights snuggling with one.

Of course, my dad was an entomologist while I was growing up- specializing in spiders, and we had so many spiders around that I became somewhat oblivious to the things. My husband will leave the room if he finds one in it, and I have to go in to remove them- his solution is to kill them.
post #144 of 366
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Originally Posted by confustication View Post
I picked her up and relocated her outside. I can't bring myself to kill a spider, but i also don't feel the need to spend my nights snuggling with one.

Of course, my dad was an entomologist while I was growing up- specializing in spiders, and we had so many spiders around that I became somewhat oblivious to the things. My husband will leave the room if he finds one in it, and I have to go in to remove them- his solution is to kill them.
I kill them, too. I'd rather relocate them, but the freak me out so badly that I can't even bring myself to try to trap them, because they might get loose and crawl on me before I get a lid on them. If I kill them by vacuum, i have to use the long tool, too...

It's stupid, irrational and annoying. I thought spiders were way cool until I was about 12-14, and don't evan know why my view of them changed.
post #145 of 366
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Originally Posted by Storm Bride View Post
If I kill them by vacuum, i have to use the long tool, too...
I love the vacuum method.
post #146 of 366
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Originally Posted by confustication View Post
Ok, because it has to be done- this Big Hairy Spider WAS in my bed.

http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?pi...&id=1593128659

Happy holidays!
Looks kinda like a wolf spider.

We get them around here and they get massive here.
post #147 of 366
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Originally Posted by Storm Bride View Post
I kill them, too. I'd rather relocate them, but the freak me out so badly that I can't even bring myself to try to trap them, because they might get loose and crawl on me before I get a lid on them. If I kill them by vacuum, i have to use the long tool, too...

It's stupid, irrational and annoying. I thought spiders were way cool until I was about 12-14, and don't evan know why my view of them changed.
Not entirely irrational... Here in good ol' BC we do have some poisonous spiders that are best to be avoided. Like black widows....
post #148 of 366
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Originally Posted by MusicianDad View Post
Not entirely irrational... Here in good ol' BC we do have some poisonous spiders that are best to be avoided. Like black widows....
Oh come on! I thought I could look forward to escaping potentially venomous things when I moved there in a couple months... I'm already down one radial nerve as a result of a rattlesnake bite....

What else bites out there?
post #149 of 366
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Originally Posted by confustication View Post
Oh come on! I thought I could look forward to escaping potentially venomous things when I moved there in a couple months... I'm already down one radial nerve as a result of a rattlesnake bite....

What else bites out there?
We apparently have both black widows and brown recluses, but I don't know anybody irl who has ever seen one locally (and my family has been here for about 100 years). There are also rattlesnakes in BC, but not in the Lower Mainland (Metro Vancouver area).

Where are you moving to?
post #150 of 366
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Originally Posted by MusicianDad View Post
Not entirely irrational... Here in good ol' BC we do have some poisonous spiders that are best to be avoided. Like black widows....
It's totally irrational. Most of the ones I've seen - and freaked out over - are very obviously plain old garden spiders. I'll let myself off the hook on freaking out over the one that got behind the lens on my glasses, but I'm otherwise totally irrational.
post #151 of 366
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Originally Posted by Storm Bride View Post
We apparently have both black widows and brown recluses, but I don't know anybody irl who has ever seen one locally (and my family has been here for about 100 years). There are also rattlesnakes in BC, but not in the Lower Mainland (Metro Vancouver area).

Where are you moving to?
Chilliwack. DH is already there, but we won't be joining him until after the holidays. I'm excited, but completely overwhelmed I haven''t lived in anything resembling a small city in about a decade!
post #152 of 366
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Originally Posted by Storm Bride View Post
We apparently have both black widows and brown recluses, but I don't know anybody irl who has ever seen one locally (and my family has been here for about 100 years). There are also rattlesnakes in BC, but not in the Lower Mainland (Metro Vancouver area).

Where are you moving to?
I've come face to face with a black widow....They're cute... in a "it could kill you" sort of way.
post #153 of 366
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Originally Posted by confustication View Post
Chilliwack. DH is already there, but we won't be joining him until after the holidays. I'm excited, but completely overwhelmed I haven''t lived in anything resembling a small city in about a decade!
If you're moving to Chilliwack, you don't have to worry about a thing... They are one of the largest producers of pot in the province.
post #154 of 366
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Originally Posted by MusicianDad View Post
If you're moving to Chilliwack, you don't have to worry about a thing... They are one of the largest producers of pot in the province.
post #155 of 366
I don't kill spiders. To do that would involve getting close to them. Actually, I can even handle getting close to them. But I CANNOT. STAND. BUG GUTS. Or spider guts as the case may be. Gross gross gross.

And the vacuum method would involve getting the vacuum out, and I try to avoid that, too.
post #156 of 366
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Originally Posted by MusicianDad View Post
If you're moving to Chilliwack, you don't have to worry about a thing... They are one of the largest producers of pot in the province.

lol- I didn't even experiment with pot in college... oh dear, I may be out of my element here...
post #157 of 366
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Originally Posted by rhiOrion View Post

And the vacuum method would involve getting the vacuum out, and I try to avoid that, too.
me too.
post #158 of 366
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Originally Posted by rhiOrion View Post
I don't kill spiders. To do that would involve getting close to them. Actually, I can even handle getting close to them. But I CANNOT. STAND. BUG GUTS. Or spider guts as the case may be. Gross gross gross.

And the vacuum method would involve getting the vacuum out, and I try to avoid that, too.



My 12 daughter is the designated bug killer in this house... My spouse is of the vacuum philosophy. Laly is the only one that will get close to them to squish....
post #159 of 366
Ok, I really shouldn't have clicked on those spider pictures. now Im going to have nightmares about spiders again. Seriously, I use to dream that I was covered in black widows and I couldn't get up or get them off me. Yuck!
post #160 of 366
i fell for it! lol i also fell for the is my 2 month old talking all ready? one! lol
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