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Posted: 8/28/2005 1:07:09 PM EDT
So, my neighbor has this tree.....it fills my yard with leaves......
Dr Frige was out there cleaning some of the leaves up....and found a black widow complete with egg sack and babies.

Little while later....numbness, tingling, swollen thumb....he claims no obvious bit mark

Bite???

How to treat?

Part 2
how do you kill a ficus tree? Cant find copper nails....

Mrsdrfrige
Link Posted: 8/28/2005 1:09:35 PM EDT
GO TO THE HOSPITAL NOW
Link Posted: 8/28/2005 1:10:14 PM EDT
Hospital, now.


GO.
Link Posted: 8/28/2005 1:11:29 PM EDT

Originally Posted By SirDrinksAlot:
Hospital, now.


GO.



hmm
last time he got bit, they looked at him and said hey you are right you did get bit
collected the money and sent him home

actually they more agressively treated his wasp sting
Link Posted: 8/28/2005 1:11:31 PM EDT
They are attracted to the fear... show them you are not afraid. Bite back.
Link Posted: 8/28/2005 1:11:52 PM EDT
got this:

he venom can cause abdominal pain similar to appendicitis as well as pain to muscles or the soles of the feet. Other symptoms include alternating salivation and dry-mouth, paralysis of the diaphragm, profuse sweating and swollen eyelids. Heart and lung failure may result in death.

Persons younger than 16 and older than 60, especially those with a heart condition, may require a hospital stay. Healthy people usually recover rapidly in two to five days.

from here
Link Posted: 8/28/2005 1:14:00 PM EDT
Amputation at the neck will take care of it......
Link Posted: 8/28/2005 1:27:48 PM EDT

Originally Posted By DrFrige:
Part 2
how do you kill a ficus tree? Cant find copper nails....

Mrsdrfrige



Sorry to hear about the evil spider.

No copper nails?

Saw. Cut it down.

Strip off a ring of bark near the base.

Pour salt water around the base. This will slowly kill it.

Talk to the neighbor.

Not sure what level of subtlety you're looking for.
Link Posted: 8/28/2005 1:29:49 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/28/2005 1:30:32 PM EDT by NonConformist]
FIRE works nicely too!
Link Posted: 8/28/2005 1:32:28 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/28/2005 1:34:00 PM EDT by DrFrige]

Originally Posted By Ben70:

Originally Posted By DrFrige:
Part 2
how do you kill a ficus tree? Cant find copper nails....

Mrsdrfrige



Sorry to hear about the evil spider.

No copper nails?

Saw. Cut it down.we actually had a party once...cut the thing straight up our property line...it lived and flourished....

Strip off a ring of bark near the base.the entire trunk of the tree is inside her fence

Pour salt water around the base. This will slowly kill it.now that is doable....massive amount of salt?

Talk to the neighbor.we have. She wont cut it down....we request trimming and it takes her 6 + months to do so, always with some excuse.....first one this time was that it provides wonderful shade FOR us, 2nd excuse was she wanted to wait til it cooled down, current excuse is she says there are things living in it and she doenst want to ruin their home

Not sure what level of subtlety you're looking for.

Link Posted: 8/28/2005 1:33:38 PM EDT

Originally Posted By NonConformist:
FIRE works nicely too!



to close to our house to even attempt that one
Link Posted: 8/28/2005 1:38:15 PM EDT

Originally Posted By DrFrige:
So, my neighbor has this tree.....it fills my yard with leaves......
Dr Frige was out there cleaning some of the leaves up....and found a black widow complete with egg sack and babies.

Little while later....numbness, tingling, swollen thumb....he claims no obvious bit mark

Bite???

How to treat?

Part 2
how do you kill a ficus tree? Cant find copper nails....

Mrsdrfrige



Sorry to hear about the big guy, but get him checked out ASAP. It's the time that you don't is when it's the time that you need to goto the ER.
Link Posted: 8/28/2005 1:38:48 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Ben70:

Originally Posted By DrFrige:
Part 2
how do you kill a ficus tree? Cant find copper nails....

Mrsdrfrige



Sorry to hear about the evil spider.

No copper nails?

Saw. Cut it down.

Strip off a ring of bark near the base.

Pour salt water around the base. This will slowly kill it.

Talk to the neighbor.

Not sure what level of subtlety you're looking for.



What does copper nails do?
Link Posted: 8/28/2005 1:39:48 PM EDT
Find someone who flies model planes and get a cup of the fuel. It kills anything and everything rusts metal in minutes to.


Link Posted: 8/28/2005 1:43:20 PM EDT

Originally Posted By DrFrige:

Originally Posted By Ben70:

Originally Posted By DrFrige:
Part 2
how do you kill a ficus tree? Cant find copper nails....

Mrsdrfrige



Sorry to hear about the evil spider.

No copper nails?

Saw. Cut it down.we actually had a party once...cut the thing straight up our property line...it lived and flourished....

Strip off a ring of bark near the base.the entire trunk of the tree is inside her fence

Pour salt water around the base. This will slowly kill it.now that is doable....massive amount of salt?

Talk to the neighbor.we have. She wont cut it down....we request trimming and it takes her 6 + months to do so, always with some excuse.....first one this time was that it provides wonderful shade FOR us, 2nd excuse was she wanted to wait til it cooled down, current excuse is she says there are things living in it and she doenst want to ruin their home

Not sure what level of subtlety you're looking for.




Save the tree! Do it for the black widows

Link Posted: 8/28/2005 1:46:46 PM EDT

Originally Posted By sterling18:

Originally Posted By DrFrige:
So, my neighbor has this tree.....it fills my yard with leaves......
Dr Frige was out there cleaning some of the leaves up....and found a black widow complete with egg sack and babies.

Little while later....numbness, tingling, swollen thumb....he claims no obvious bit mark

Bite???

How to treat?

Part 2
how do you kill a ficus tree? Cant find copper nails....

Mrsdrfrige



Sorry to hear about the big guy, but get him checked out ASAP. It's the time that you don't is when it's the time that you need to goto the ER.



I called them....they said what they treat is the secondary symptoms, that the ones in our area arent terribly dangerous unless you are old, young or in poor healthy....
He took some benadryl, used some baking soda paste for the stinging and cleaned it off.
They said to watch for the secondary symptoms...(stomach pains, weakness) and then to keep to wound clean to prevent infection of the wound...she did say ulcerating is normal

thanks
Link Posted: 8/28/2005 1:51:08 PM EDT
if you salt the tree the grass will also die around the tree, then they will know it was poisoned.
Link Posted: 8/28/2005 1:53:41 PM EDT

Originally Posted By MuRDoC:
if you salt the tree the grass will also die around the tree, then they will know it was poisoned.



no grass....cement...with a small dirt cut out for the stupid thing
Link Posted: 8/28/2005 1:57:15 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Ben70:
Originally Posted By DrFrige:
Part 2
how do you kill a ficus tree? Cant find copper nails....

Mrsdrfrige



You have to stand and yell mean things at the tree.
This will kill the spirit of the tree and cause it to die.
Link Posted: 8/28/2005 2:01:23 PM EDT
Copper sulfate crystals. Find a large root going onto property, dig part of it up chop a section out of it, fill it with copper sulfate crystals, wet, cover with saran wrap, put dirt and grass neatly back over it, itll die, might take a while but it will. You can get the crystals to kill mold/lichens on your shingles. I've never done it, HONEST..................
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