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a minority group that must DIE

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TakeMeDrunkImHome Mon 29-Aug-11 22:53:19

why do they wait until your are dieing for a wee and then just hiiiiiide at the top of the stairs with their 8 legs? You try to be kind, thinking NO NO, I will NOT kill the spider, but it is so gigantic it will not fit in the pint glass. It moves faster than concorde. It is possibly the size of a small country (give or take).


Kladdkaka Mon 29-Aug-11 22:59:07

You want to see the one that's taken up residence in my mail box. shock

breaktime73 Mon 29-Aug-11 22:59:54

smile they ARE NICE! They kill flies!

<offers fearless 8 yo DS1 to come and pick it up by 1 leg and put it out of the window for you>

AuntiePickleBottom Mon 29-Aug-11 23:06:18

Spiders seem to get bigger and bigger, the one I seen last night was scary looking..... And I usually don't get scared

squeakytoy Mon 29-Aug-11 23:08:28

This fly killing excuse is a bloody myth I tell ya.

The monstrosities that have been lurking in my house lately dont have webs to catch flies, they have little houses that they have built somewhere well out of the way of any randomly passing fly.

I reckon they sneak to the dogs bowl at night and eat his dinner... wont be long before they are emptying the fridge.

greencolorpack Mon 29-Aug-11 23:14:22

I keep having to skip past a scene in "Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets". Can't bring myself to watch it. You know the one.

blackeyedsusan Mon 29-Aug-11 23:16:55

yes, it is that time of year <shudders> now I am scared to go to bed. confused

passes chocolate and hoover. if it is too big to hoover, you will have to move house.

worraliberty Mon 29-Aug-11 23:18:49

There's only one thing worse than seeing a spider on the wall right above your head....and that's blinking and suddenly not seeing said spider on the wall right above your head * shudders * confused

zukiecat Mon 29-Aug-11 23:22:55

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

IRCL Mon 29-Aug-11 23:26:09

Looks up at the ceiling to be on the safe side

I am safe, for now.

We had a massive one in our kitchen yesterday, It was huge.

I know they do not hurt or anything like that but they just send shivers up my spine.


TakeMeDrunkImHome Mon 29-Aug-11 23:26:17

I have some nice sized furry little buggers in the conservatory, they are killing the flies, that is fine, I have named them (Harry, Ron and Hermione). BUT, and omg BUT, the tarantula sized thing that was on the wall leading upstairs, I cannot go to the toilet without checking it has gone!

worraliberty Mon 29-Aug-11 23:27:33

Yeah but where has it gone? wink

<cue spooky music>

NasalCoffeeEnema Mon 29-Aug-11 23:28:35

Just to point out theyre not a minority <evil>

TakeMeDrunkImHome Mon 29-Aug-11 23:28:55

Do NOT do that worra

I got IT in a glass (pint glass with its dirty legs sticking out) and I threw it on the front lawn. If it comes back in then I am afraid, it comes into its death.

TheMagnificentBathykolpian Mon 29-Aug-11 23:29:03

Yes. There are some big buggers about atm, aren't there?

Yesterday, one the size of a labrador ran across the living room. I swear it stopped, turned and gave me a 'come and ave a go if you think you're hard enough' look, just before it ran behind the sofa.

IRCL Mon 29-Aug-11 23:29:16

I am wondering why I now have the JAWS theme tune in my head when you say cue spooky music Worral. hmm

TakeMeDrunkImHome Mon 29-Aug-11 23:29:43

Of all the questions to ask my maker when the wave comes in 2012 (as my neice says) I will ask, what the eff is up with wasps, and why the spiders.

inneedofchocolate Mon 29-Aug-11 23:30:10

This is what I used to do when giant spiders from Hell infected my house back when I was a student:

A large hardback book dropped from a height will work. Or for the speedy, clever ones, a can of air-freshener (or any other aerosol spray) and a hammer used together will also work well (the spray will stun it or bring it out from under the wardrobe and the hammer will kill it).

I am sorry to all those spider lovers out there if this sounds harsh but there were so many of them that I had to take drastic action if I was ever going to sleep in that house.

I no longer use these tactics as I now have a small dog who is able to take care of them for me!

worraliberty Mon 29-Aug-11 23:33:06

Oh I was thinking of the shower scene in Psycho IRCL grin

The spider could of course have climbed up the outside of your house by now and may be laid in your bed reading a novel...all relaxed with his 8 legs crossed, wondering what time you're coming to bed grin

<will stop soon before OP smacks me one>

verylittlecarrot Mon 29-Aug-11 23:33:55

Our mutant spiders are so big that the floor shakes when they stomp past. At least I have a warning that they are coming.

What is it about late August / early September that makes them emerge in packs like this?

Hatesponge Mon 29-Aug-11 23:34:11

I am v v scared of them.

I keep reading these threads not in the hope of curing myself (am well beyond that!) but as a kind of talisman to prevent them coming into my house. Because once I see one, I can't sleep until DS1 has caught it.

And DS1 is now a teenager and increasingly truculent about doing anything around the house, let alone spider trapping grin

TakeMeDrunkImHome Mon 29-Aug-11 23:34:40

Worra - really, I am more than happy to catch some of these mf's and post them to YOU!!! I KNOW WHERE YOU LIVE!!!

worraliberty Mon 29-Aug-11 23:36:50


TakeMeDrunkImHome Mon 29-Aug-11 23:37:41

I thought I had cured myself when my dd was in the pram, no older than 2, we went to one of those butterfly/animal/weird farms.

I held a pink toe/knee tarantula in my hand. The strange thing about the big buggers is that they don't look or feel like spiders. It was just a big furry thing (hehe wey hey) and it barely moved.

The giant 200mph thing at the top of the stairs?? Pass me a firm slipper.

StealthPolarBear Mon 29-Aug-11 23:39:15

OK thank you everyone I hvae the sensation of something crawling down my back now

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