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So yesterday morning I was greeted by a couple rather large spiders in my bathroom when I got up this morning.

Let me back up...over the last few months life has happened and I've had to move to a friend of mine's basement.

Anyways, I dispatched them from a distance with the aid of one of these things...cause I'm a wuss...



Normally, I try to get them outside, but I was in my underwear and I was being flanked by 2 spiders! They had to be neutralized.

Later that day I came home and in the bathroom was this guy measuring about 1.25 inches I would guestimate.



Despite people telling me that since he was way up on the wall, it probably wasn't a hobo spider, I took him out with the vacuum cleaner.

Ooh, which reminds me... Is sucking a spider through a vacuum cleaner enough to kill it or will I need a toilet plunger, pitching wedge, and goggles when I go to empty it?

After that, I went and bought some spider traps setting up two in the bathroom and later one in the living room area after I found yet another!

I woke up this morning and found that I had trapped 3 spiders over night! One about as big as above and the other two probably around 3/4ths an inch.

So here is my dilemma...I haven't seen any in the bedroom...yet. Do I put a trap in my room too? They say they are "baited." If I put a baited trap in my room will I just be luring spiders into where I sleep? That scene from Wrath of Kahn keeps running through my head!! And every tingle of the skin last night set me on edge...
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I think you might also need a dress and heels.
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MWChapel wrote:
I think you might also need a dress and heels.


Screw you Chapstick. We have hobo's whose bite can cause necrosis.
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KSensei wrote:
MWChapel wrote:
I think you might also need a dress and heels.


Screw you Chapstick. We have hobo's whose bite can cause necrosis.
Yeah we have them too but they're not active biters. Like most web spiders they are slow moving and fairly clumsy. I take out any spider with just a paper towel; pick up and take outside if it is handy, squash if not, the paper towel works either way.
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KSensei wrote:
So here is my dilemma...I haven't seen any in the bedroom...yet. Do I put a trap in my room too? They say they are "baited." If I put a baited trap in my room will I just be luring spiders into where I sleep? That scene from Wrath of Kahn keeps running through my head!! And every tingle of the skin last night set me on edge...

Are you talking about Seti eels? You should be okay as long as you don't stuff the bait into your ear canals. Also, Seti eels don't live as far north as Montana.
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wmshub wrote:
pick up and take outside if it is handy

You might as well just kill it. I've read that most spiders that you would find in your house have never been outside and wouldn't know what to do out there. They say house spiders had already adapted to life inside dwellings since before Roman times. Is that true? I dunno. I usually just leave them alone anyway.
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One I tend to be ok with, but 7 in a 24 hour period starts to get to me.
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Gola wrote:
wmshub wrote:
pick up and take outside if it is handy

You might as well just kill it. I've read that most spiders that you would find in your house have never been outside and wouldn't know what to do out there. They say house spiders had already adapted to life inside dwellings since before Roman times. Is that true? I dunno. I usually just leave them alone anyway.
You mean all those little guys died? cry I would just leave them too but my wife doesn't agree with that idea. She is also too frightened to take care of them herself, so spider management is one of my duties in the household.
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I've never seen so many people so concerned with the death of a spider. As far as I'm concerned, any spider inside my house has written its own death sentence.

Seriously, do you know how many spiders there are in the world? It's not like they're an endangered species or anything.
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ImaginaryRoot wrote:


This would cause me to move or burn down the house.
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