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Posted: 5/2/2009 4:23:11 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 5/2/2009 4:27:53 AM EDT by LtDirector]
I hate this time of year, these damn things are everywhere in my house. I'm about to just burn it down.



I woke up with one of the fuckers attached to my shoulder biting me, I couldn't shake it off so I tried to knock it off and it smashed on my arm and it's head was stuck in my skin I'm never sleeping on the couch again.
Link Posted: 5/2/2009 4:52:46 AM EDT
That's a pretty nasty looking spider, my friend.

Would a call to Orkin be appropriate ?
Link Posted: 5/2/2009 4:56:08 AM EDT
Shit, that beast calls for 230 grains of vengeance!

Recall a b-movie from the 70's with big bad tarantulas where one was on a woman's hand and she shot it off with a huge revolver; and took her hand off, too!
Link Posted: 5/2/2009 4:59:16 AM EDT
Get yourself some stuff called Cyper WP.  Mix it as directed and spray around windows, doors, along baseboards.  It lasts for months and really works well for spiders and other crawly guys.  Low toxicity for mammals as well.  It's the same stuff that many pros use.
Link Posted: 5/2/2009 4:59:59 AM EDT
Holy smokes!
I'd move out and relocate a few states away.
Link Posted: 5/2/2009 5:00:13 AM EDT
Meh! what the hell DIBS ON GUNS
Link Posted: 5/2/2009 5:06:31 AM EDT
Originally Posted By Harvster:
Get yourself some stuff called Cyper WP.  Mix it as directed and spray around windows, doors, along baseboards.  It lasts for months and really works well for spiders and other crawly guys.  Low toxicity for mammals as well.  It's the same stuff that many pros use.


Hmm I think I'm going to do that. I live in a rural area, and I just can't keep the things out. I've inspected the house and made sure doors and windows were tight... but the damn things get in anyway, and are all over.
Link Posted: 5/2/2009 5:11:14 AM EDT
Originally Posted By LtDirector:
Originally Posted By Harvster:
Get yourself some stuff called Cyper WP.  Mix it as directed and spray around windows, doors, along baseboards.  It lasts for months and really works well for spiders and other crawly guys.  Low toxicity for mammals as well.  It's the same stuff that many pros use.


Hmm I think I'm going to do that. I live in a rural area, and I just can't keep the things out. I've inspected the house and made sure doors and windows were tight... but the damn things get in anyway, and are all over.


I live here in TN and had issues with black widows coming in (crickets and various other spiders as well).  After using this stuff I rarely found a bug inside.  You can get it a doyourownpestcontrol.com (no affiliation)  The 1 pound jar will last you for many years.
Link Posted: 5/2/2009 5:32:41 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 5/2/2009 5:35:56 AM EDT by BR870]
Beats having Brown Widows...  We get them ALL OVER our house.  They are more timid than they're Black Widow cousins, but still very poisonous



http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brown_widow_spider

ETA: added picture and link
Link Posted: 5/2/2009 5:53:12 AM EDT
Get a cat. They love little crawly toys.

You know, from the thread title, I was kinda expecting that you had spiders on your sac, which would have been much more disturbing.

BSW
Link Posted: 5/2/2009 6:06:18 AM EDT



Originally Posted By briansmithwins:


Get a cat. They love little crawly toys.



You know, from the thread title, I was kinda expecting that you had spiders on your sac, which would have been much more disturbing.



BSW


And in that case, no pics will be needed, or wanted.  






I'm going to have to try some of that Cyper WP also.  Spiders love my house, I'm getting tired of them, so it's time for some chemical warfare.





 
Link Posted: 5/2/2009 6:10:56 AM EDT
Wash your sac more often???  
Link Posted: 5/2/2009 7:41:16 AM EDT
I love spiders! Last night I saw a web of babies on my compost heap. they were tiny, like tics. Here is a distant shot, for perspective. the green pole is a typical metal fence post you pound in



Here are a couple shots of them up close.


Link Posted: 5/2/2009 7:43:33 AM EDT
Yea, we get those around here too.  They look like aliens.
Link Posted: 5/2/2009 7:43:54 AM EDT
Originally Posted By gitarmac:
I love spiders! Last night I saw a web of babies on my compost heap. they were tiny, like tics. Here is a distant shot, for perspective. the green pole is a typical metal fence post you pound in

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3323/3494309318_a0bf6185cc.jpg

Here are a couple shots of them up close.
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3547/3494309152_9dc93dacd9.jpg

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3566/3493491481_0c757553d5.jpg


Lighter = CHECK!!
Can of hairspray = CHECK!!


BURN BITCHES!!!
Link Posted: 5/2/2009 7:45:02 AM EDT
Here is a group shot. It was hard to take anything very sharp because the slightest breeze made the web vibrate like a string. I made a video of the little spiders walking around.
Link Posted: 5/2/2009 7:45:22 AM EDT
Ah, a fellow Ohioan I see!

Yes, the Sac spider plague is upon us now.

And don't get bitten by one either.  They are "medically significant" spiders.

Ask me how I know.
Link Posted: 5/2/2009 7:49:02 AM EDT
Originally Posted By LtDirector:
I hate this time of year, these damn things are everywhere in my house. I'm about to just burn it down.

http://ohioline.osu.edu/hyg-fact/2000/images/2060A.jpg

I woke up with one of the fuckers attached to my shoulder biting me, I couldn't shake it off so I tried to knock it off and it smashed on my arm and it's head was stuck in my skin I'm never sleeping on the couch again.


I would have embarrassed myself if that was me. Hopefully nobody would have been around to see it
Link Posted: 5/2/2009 7:51:56 AM EDT
Keep an eye on that bite.  There is some possibility that yellow sac spiders can cause significant bites, but nobody knows much about the venom or effects yet.
Link Posted: 5/2/2009 7:59:53 AM EDT
I was expecting spiders living on your nads, I'm very happy you dissapointed me
Link Posted: 5/2/2009 8:02:53 AM EDT
Originally Posted By Harvster:
Get yourself some stuff called Cyper WP.  Mix it as directed and spray around windows, doors, along baseboards.  It lasts for months and really works well for spiders and other crawly guys.  Low toxicity for mammals as well.  It's the same stuff that many pros use.


Wettable Powders won't work.... Unless it's a contact spray:

Chemical Control
Typically pesticide control of spiders is difficult unless you actually see the spider and are able to spray it. There are various insecticides available in retail outlets labeled for spider control, including pyrethrins, resmethrin, allethrin, or combinations of these products. If you spray a spider, it will be killed only if the spray lands directly on it; the spray residual does not have a long-lasting effect. This means a spider can walk over a sprayed surface a few days (and in many cases, a few hours) after treatment and not be affected. Control by spraying is only temporary unless accompanied by housekeeping.
Link Posted: 5/2/2009 8:03:48 AM EDT
Originally Posted By Windustsearch:
Keep an eye on that bite.  There is some possibility that yellow sac spiders can cause significant bites, but nobody knows much about the venom or effects yet.


The effects can include systemic autoimmune reactions and a week in a hospital.

Trust me.
Link Posted: 5/2/2009 8:52:38 AM EDT
Originally Posted By omega62:
Originally Posted By Windustsearch:
Keep an eye on that bite.  There is some possibility that yellow sac spiders can cause significant bites, but nobody knows much about the venom or effects yet.


The effects can include systemic autoimmune reactions and a week in a hospital.

Trust me.


I've been bit by the fuckers probably 20 times. I usually watch the bite and I keep the spider in a vial with rubbing alcohol just in case.
Link Posted: 5/2/2009 9:14:13 AM EDT
I had one of those bastards (a big one) between the shower curtain and the plastic liner. Scared the shit out of me.

-He was lucky i didn't have my PTR-91 in the shower with me
Link Posted: 5/2/2009 9:15:43 AM EDT
Originally Posted By Dru:
Originally Posted By Harvster:
Get yourself some stuff called Cyper WP.  Mix it as directed and spray around windows, doors, along baseboards.  It lasts for months and really works well for spiders and other crawly guys.  Low toxicity for mammals as well.  It's the same stuff that many pros use.


Wettable Powders won't work.... Unless it's a contact spray:

Chemical Control
Typically pesticide control of spiders is difficult unless you actually see the spider and are able to spray it. There are various insecticides available in retail outlets labeled for spider control, including pyrethrins, resmethrin, allethrin, or combinations of these products. If you spray a spider, it will be killed only if the spray lands directly on it; the spray residual does not have a long-lasting effect. This means a spider can walk over a sprayed surface a few days (and in many cases, a few hours) after treatment and not be affected. Control by spraying is only temporary unless accompanied by housekeeping.


You should inform the manufacturers of all the wettable powders that are used for spider control.  Maybe let the companies that use them know too.  And maybe it just makes them sleepy or something because I always find them curled up around the garage doors where I have sprayed previously.
Link Posted: 5/2/2009 10:57:59 AM EDT
Doesn't the average person swallow 6 spiders a year in their sleep or something like that?
Link Posted: 5/2/2009 11:00:16 AM EDT
Originally Posted By Harvster:
Originally Posted By Dru:
Originally Posted By Harvster:
Get yourself some stuff called Cyper WP.  Mix it as directed and spray around windows, doors, along baseboards.  It lasts for months and really works well for spiders and other crawly guys.  Low toxicity for mammals as well.  It's the same stuff that many pros use.


Wettable Powders won't work.... Unless it's a contact spray:

Chemical Control
Typically pesticide control of spiders is difficult unless you actually see the spider and are able to spray it. There are various insecticides available in retail outlets labeled for spider control, including pyrethrins, resmethrin, allethrin, or combinations of these products. If you spray a spider, it will be killed only if the spray lands directly on it; the spray residual does not have a long-lasting effect. This means a spider can walk over a sprayed surface a few days (and in many cases, a few hours) after treatment and not be affected. Control by spraying is only temporary unless accompanied by housekeeping.


You should inform the manufacturers of all the wettable powders that are used for spider control.  Maybe let the companies that use them know too.  And maybe it just makes them sleepy or something because I always find them curled up around the garage doors where I have sprayed previously.


By golly I think I'll do just that........
Link Posted: 5/2/2009 11:16:40 AM EDT
Allow a few of these guys to live in your house and you won't ever see a spider and if you do i guarantee it won't be around long. these centipedes are very active hunters and spiders are on the menu.  

 


  And always good for a laugh when your wife/gf  sees one of these beasties running across the floor or wall. But I'll be damned if you'll have spiders in your house    



Link Posted: 5/2/2009 11:26:19 AM EDT
Originally Posted By kraftwerk:
Doesn't the average person swallow 6 spiders a year in their sleep or something like that?


Link Posted: 5/2/2009 11:39:05 AM EDT
Link Posted: 5/2/2009 11:50:21 AM EDT
Originally Posted By Wolfpack:
Originally Posted By kraftwerk:
Doesn't the average person swallow 6 spiders a year in their sleep or something like that?


600.


This average comes about when you have thousands of slobs living amongst millions of people.  So those slobs actually swallow around 60 spiders to average out for all the people who don't have to swallow spiders.
Link Posted: 5/2/2009 11:51:13 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 5/2/2009 11:52:15 AM EDT by Archer36]
Originally Posted By BigBore45:
Allow a few of these guys to live in your house and you won't ever see a spider and if you do i guarantee it won't be around long. these centipedes are very active hunters and spiders are on the menu.  

 http://georgiafaces.caes.uga.edu/graphicsfiles/HouseCentipede7lr.jpg


  And always good for a laugh when your wife/gf  sees one of these beasties running across the floor or wall. But I'll be damned if you'll have spiders in your house    





This is true, however they are almost more creepy than spiders

On a side note, the only spider I allow to live at my home are wolf spiders. Sure they are freaking huge and are NOT afraid of humans, but they eat crickets, grasshoppers, and other spiders. Plus they don't make nasty webs and they generally only come out late at night

Edit: It should be said that I have a 2 foot kill radius around my chair, if one of those things gets in that 2 food circle, I don't care how many crickets it has eaten its going to die.
Link Posted: 5/2/2009 11:54:11 AM EDT
Originally Posted By gitarmac:
I love spiders! Last night I saw a web of babies on my compost heap. they were tiny, like tics. Here is a distant shot, for perspective. the green pole is a typical metal fence post you pound in

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3323/3494309318_a0bf6185cc.jpg

Here are a couple shots of them up close.
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3547/3494309152_9dc93dacd9.jpg

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3566/3493491481_0c757553d5.jpg




Fuck that. That would not work out for me. The only living things i like in a house is me and a dog.
Link Posted: 5/2/2009 11:59:29 AM EDT
I have 4 cats, and no crawly critters at all.  lol
Link Posted: 5/2/2009 12:06:01 PM EDT



Embrace diversity and realize spiders are your friend.

Try      "Diatomaceous Earth"     all nature insect killer. Totally non toxic
to anything but insects. Safe to you , your kids and pets. Think it is like
crushed up coral and it dries insects out.
Link Posted: 5/2/2009 12:36:30 PM EDT
Cypermethrin is your friend!
Link Posted: 5/2/2009 1:35:07 PM EDT
Just mail them to the Capitol in support of the tea bag protests.
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