Revenge of the eight legged beasts?

(38 Posts)
BitchytheGreat Mon 30-Sep-13 10:01:30

In the last week there has been giant suicidal launching self from ceiling in the middle of the night beasts, who then scuttle under the bed to lurk.

Now there was a giant beast on the toilet roll. Twas hiding around the over side and only appeared when it was unrolled. I have never been so glad that we keep spare rolls in the bathroom.

Aibu to think this is revenge for the fact that the things scare me and i have splat on sight if in the house approach until recently when i have become a whole heap of meh cba about them? And if so what the hell are they planning next?

<scared>

BitchytheGreat Mon 30-Sep-13 10:11:37

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

absentmindeddooooodles Mon 30-Sep-13 10:12:31

There is a giant one waiting on the toilet seat foe me. It wont move. Ive thrown things and splashed it and the huge bastarding thing will not move.
I really need a wee.
In the last week we have had 2 in the bed, one in a coffee cup and a few that randomly jump at you when they feel like you need a little heart attack.
They are so big. Honestly. I swear I can see all the little beady eyes looking at me.......

Topseyt Mon 30-Sep-13 10:16:06

I hate them.

They always seem to appear when I am on my own too (hubby is my spider catcher).

They are just so big at this time of year.

absentmindeddooooodles Mon 30-Sep-13 10:19:36

Yep dp is chief spider catcherer here too smile he regulary comes home to random pieces of tupperware and pans dotted across the floor because I cant handle miving them!

meganorks Mon 30-Sep-13 10:20:10

I hate spiders but never kill one for the very reason you mention. Whenever I kill one there has always been a bigger one lurking somewhere waiting for me....
Yesterday found one in dd's toy box - aaaghhh! Hate this time of year!

FarmerSueTickle Mon 30-Sep-13 10:40:32

It's their mating season. You can tell which are the males as they look like they're wearing little boxing gloves. Those are the sperm sacs he wants to pass on to a female - and then leg it pretty quickly before he gets eaten ;-)

Ursula8 Mon 30-Sep-13 10:43:05

Am practically a prisoner in my home as they have cast webs all around the outside, making it almost impossible to leave without getting ensnared in their webs. DS walked straight into one this morning.
Do you think my boss will be sympathetic when I call in to say I can't make it today?

BitchytheGreat Mon 30-Sep-13 11:54:02

Would that be why i have had a pair of spiders play keep away around the hall ceiling for a few days *FarmerSue?

Not sure whether it is a good thing or not when they disappear. <sigh>

FutTheShuckUp Mon 30-Sep-13 11:55:00

When I glanced at the thread titled I thought it said revenge of the eight legged breasts....
As you were

MrsDavidBowie Mon 30-Sep-13 12:29:39

It's the bloody daddy long legs which are getting to me.
There are little hundreds over the front of the house and one got in my hair yesterday (cue much shrieking and MN style swearing)

I am on a mission to kill all the ones in the house.

KitchenDiscoDancer Mon 30-Sep-13 13:01:22

My 9 year old son is best at spiders. I am better than I used to be, I have stopped shrieking and running round in circles yelling 'kill it, kill it'. A while back our alarm went off in the dead of night, my husband duly armed with a hockey stick crept downstairs to battle the intruder...... It turned out to be the hugest spider, with a massive fat body, crouched over the sensor. I think he would have preferred the intruder to that monster. Ugh!

Beastofburden Mon 30-Sep-13 13:17:42

I lurve them. There was an epic battle outside the window yesterday when a big spider caught a big wasp. It rolled it up in silk in a flash and saved it for later. I felt that I was revenged after the whiole of August batting bastard wasps away from me.

We are irrational. We love our cats and dogs, even though we may get a scratch or a nip sometimes and could get properly bitten by some. But a nice little spider that couldn't hurt you at all (waves to anyone in Oz but I live in the UK where we don't have anything properly dangerous) we hate.

Their webs are so pretty too.

soverylucky Mon 30-Sep-13 13:23:55

I got some citronella oil, diluted with water and sprayed round the skirting boards. touch wood - we haven't had one for over a week now! (Will probably get loads this evening now I have put that down)

ubik Mon 30-Sep-13 13:27:37

Our cats chase them and eat them proving there is some use for the lazy bastards. They then try and sit on your lap with the spider's legs hanging out if their mouths.

PumpkinPie2013 Mon 30-Sep-13 13:32:15

I hate them so much!! DH can get them in a glass and put them out so we don't kill them but more still seem to appear all over the bloody house!

I hate finding them if DH is out as I have such a bad irrational phobia of them that I literally can't do anything with them and really panic. This is where neighbours tend to come in useful smile mine are great and don't mind being called upon to get rid of spiders!

SugarHut Mon 30-Sep-13 13:39:28

I killed one last night. By my usual and preferred method of sneak up and drop an Ugg on it from a height.

It was so big, the legs poked out of either side of the sole.

Ezio Mon 30-Sep-13 13:47:03

I had in my room this morning, i was too tired to worry about it.

Found one in my car between the steering wheel and the roof visor, little fucker.

I have an issue with a fly that keeps stalking me, it wont leave me alone, keeps landing on or near me. Cant get rid of the bastard.

IhaveNoOpinion Mon 30-Sep-13 13:57:47

<wipes tea and biscuits from the monitor>

Thanks for that Sugar

Beastofburden Mon 30-Sep-13 14:47:30

Look, honestly they are much more disgusting squashed than alive. Leave the poor little things alone, sheesh.

SugarHut Mon 30-Sep-13 14:59:52

MrsDavidBowie....YES!!!

Daddy Bastard Long Legs = spiders that can fly. Work of the devil.

KatyPutTheCuttleOn Mon 30-Sep-13 15:04:33

My youngest once walked into a spiders web full of baby spiders that had recently hatched. To this day I am surprised that the neighbours didn't call social services! Thankfully it was on the front lawn so they all got to see him screaming blue murder for no apparent reason.

BitchytheGreat Mon 30-Sep-13 15:07:56

really? cos I do clear up the bodies and dispose of the evidence. So really?

AthelstaneTheUnready Mon 30-Sep-13 15:26:35

The cats eat a lot of ours, but not immediately.

If you walk into the room and a cat is sitting upright, very still, with a cross-eyed look of concentration on it's face, well that cat has a live spider wriggling in it's mouth. I know this because when I come in they trot over and spit it out on my feet. They love me, you see hmm.

WholeNutt Mon 30-Sep-13 15:32:25

We've had 3 so far, if all the windows are closed and plugs in plug holes how are these bastards getting in?

giveitago Mon 30-Sep-13 15:34:51

I hate them - hate this time of year (seems to me the 'season' is a bit later this year).

I heard that if you put conkers in a big bowl it sends them scuttling away. No idea as we're having huge spiders and the conkers aren't ready yet.

lem31 Mon 30-Sep-13 15:38:05

Try spider stop from betterware. I swear by the stuff. Other features in my spider prevention plan include not leaving windows open overnight and having a vindictive cat. Good luck in the ongoing battle against the 8 legged horrors. X

goldierocks Mon 30-Sep-13 15:42:37

I don't get house spiders since my son asked for a pet tarantula. I guess they 'detect' them somehow.

We now have three pet tarantulas, one of whom is expecting......
Anyone who fancies raising a baby tarantula to adulthood, let me know!

Blatherskite Mon 30-Sep-13 15:42:42

How would having plugs in plug holes stop them confused

I hate the bastard things. I am getting better but we had one so huge the other day that I could do nothing but hyperventilate!

AdventureTed Mon 30-Sep-13 15:56:35

Look on amazon for spider catchers Katcha Bug etc. They put you in control of the situation so you will get over your fear of them. Some people on a thread last week also said they got rid of their fear on a special phobia day run by London Zoo.

ToffeeWhirl Mon 30-Sep-13 16:14:49

I hate them too. Am about to spray the house with this and hope that it works.

MoreThanWords Mon 30-Sep-13 16:26:08

A spray called Dethlac is your friend smile

Beastofburden Mon 30-Sep-13 16:28:02

Poor little things. I love spiders, they make dear little webs and eat annoying buzzy things.

I think you are all rotten. sad

ToffeeWhirl Mon 30-Sep-13 16:59:42

We are under attack and have to defend ourselves, beast.

<flourishes Spiderex and Dethlac>

Does anyone else shake and check their coat before putting it on every morning? blush

Beastofburden Mon 30-Sep-13 17:17:11

Meanies. Swapping tips on how to kill them. You wouldn't be allowed to do it if it was kittens.

stomps off

KumquatMay Mon 30-Sep-13 17:55:04

I haven't seen a spider for aaaaages. Whenever it gets to this point, I always know it'll be my turn soon.

Am dreading emptying out the the ironing basket that is currently sitting under the window I keep open every day.

KatyPutTheCuttleOn Mon 30-Sep-13 18:27:56

giveitago the season seems later to me as well. Not just for spiders but all things autumnal - the conkers are only just ready whereas last year we were collecting them in the summer holidays. The back to school photo was done against a tree with red leaves whereas this year the tree only got the first red leaf yesterday.
God, how sad I am knowing that kind of stuff from a year ago. I must get a life.

BitchytheGreat Tue 01-Oct-13 16:24:08

Last year was a freakishly early year. NOW is the time for conkers and stuff.

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