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#1 of 38 Old 04-22-2009, 07:25 PM - Thread Starter
 
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I was just minding my own business when the biggest house spider I've ever seen practically galloped across my living room floor. I grabbed my ever-ready Dyson and sucked it up. (I was holding the hose with my hand and that sucker was so big it STUNG my hand as it hit the hose where I was holding it!) Now, I'd like to believe it's dead, but I've sucked up ants before and found them later making themselves at home in the dust inside the canister. : I can't find its carcass. And I'm not opening that thing up without backup. So...do you think it lived and it's going to come crawling out of my vacuum cleaner to get revenge? Maybe I should put my Dyson outside and hope that it doesn't get stolen.

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It's probably not dead. I've had experience with this

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oh ew! that gives me the creepies just thinking about it.

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It's probably not dead. I've had experience with this



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Maybe if you go vacuum up some gravel or something it will squish it the rest of the way. Ewww!

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My vote is napalm. Got any napalm?

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Lol about the napalm. Can you set the vacuum outside so when it does crawl out at least its not in the house? Otherwise I second the gravel idea.......then duct taping any exit out of the vacuum and leaving it for a week....or month.
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My vote is napalm. Got any napalm?

That or dynamite. And good call on the backup.

I am totally dying about picturing a spider galloping () across the floor - my hair is prickling on my neck. Eew, eew, eew.

I've also sucked up a few critters with my Dyson.

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Sigh. Why do I insist on opening these threads?? I'm getting all creepy crawly feeling just thinking about it! That thing is probably still alive. maybe take the canister outside and dump it?

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I'm so sorry. I would call for backup. anyone. I wouldn't do it myself. It's not dead.

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This thread is freaking me out. I HATE Spiders. I would be afraid...very, very afraid.

Maybe put it outside until you can get backup?

Was it a wolf spider? I was bitten 2 yrs ago and that was a horrible experience.
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Oy!! Ugh!! Eeww!! ( at the "galloping")

I have nothing to add. Just Oy!! Ugh!! Eeww!!

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Ummm the OP hasn't posted on this thread since the 22nd!

Maybe she found some napalm??? :


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Ummm the OP hasn't posted on this thread since the 22nd!

Maybe she found some napalm??? :

OMG!! <totally freaks out>

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This morning DD yelled "OMG, that is the biggest spider EVER!". I looked up and it was big (it's body was the size of a nickel), but not CRAZY big. Anyhoo, grabbed the Dyson and emptied the canister (there was only a smidge of debris but I wanted it CLEAR) and sucked the critter up. Then we all looked into the canister to make sure it was DEAD (it was).

Anyway, totally thought of this thread!

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Maybe, if you can't find any napalm, sucking up some borax in the vacuum would kill it if it's still alive.
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YOU are a genius! What a great idea!

Umm...would borax powder kill a vacuum though?

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How. Scary.
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Hey! I thought I'd update! (Sorry, my MIL was in town and I had to break the MDC addiction for a few days...)

Well, I didn't see it drag itself out of my vacuum. Not to say it didn't. But for extra measure I sucked up some guinea pig poops (those turdbuckets) and hoped that those did the trick. Then I waited for my unsuspecting husband to come home and let him empty the canister without telling him what had transpired. He thought it was weird that I was watching him do it with such...anticipation. Later he read my blog (that I basically copy and pasted the OP into) and he was a *little* upset that I hadn't told him there was a potentially still-alive and pissed-off spider in there. Oh well. It's easier to make it up to him than to get my hand sheared off by its menacing jaws.

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LMAO So glad I clicked on this thread hehehe. I just had one of those too the other day, but didn't grab the vac sadly. I nearly stepped on the bugger (HUGE huntsman spider) and it scurried under the dishwasher. I DID resort to napalm.. sprayed into the gaps around the dw. I guess it worked... cause a day or so later there was a large curled up napalmed spider in the cabinet next to the dw : Dh's are so lucky.. I made mine dispose of the body lol

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Then I waited for my unsuspecting husband to come home and let him empty the canister without telling him what had transpired. He thought it was weird that I was watching him do it with such...anticipation. Later he read my blog (that I basically copy and pasted the OP into) and he was a *little* upset that I hadn't told him there was a potentially still-alive and pissed-off spider in there.
Not to mention "poo-covered".


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Remind me of this when I complain about the 6 months' of snow a year we get here. The cold climate does not welcome big, galloping spiders.

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Now let's not exaggerate... they don't really gallop.. it's more of an 'I own the place' kinda saunter

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Now let's not exaggerate... they don't really gallop.. it's more of an 'I own the place' kinda saunter

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Yeah, and then they look at you with ten threatening, beady eyes as if they are saying "Why are you in my house? I shall find a way to KILL you...slowly."

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Hehehe I love spider bashing threads

*hides from the spider anti discrimination league*

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Oh God I'm going to have nightmares tonight... *shiver*

Next time spray a whole can of spider-killing bug spray on a whole bag of cotton balls and suck them up. That's what I do after vacuuming when I know there are fleas on my furniture/in my carpet.
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Remind me of this when I complain about the 6 months' of snow a year we get here. The cold climate does not welcome big, galloping spiders.
Don't be so sure. We have 6-7 months of snow and winter here and we have some of the largest prehistoric wolf spiders in our house. Luckily, our cats eat them: They do leave little piles of legs after the kill.
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Don't be so sure. We have 6-7 months of snow and winter here and we have some of the largest prehistoric wolf spiders in our house. Luckily, our cats eat them: They do leave little piles of legs after the kill.
Oh! My! Gross!

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Oh! My! Gross!
Yeah. Apparently the dry, dusty, crunchy consistency is not to our cats' liking:
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