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To just kill all of the eight-legged bastards?

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BastardSpiders Wed 24-Oct-12 14:47:55

I am being personally victimised by the entire spider population of the East Midlands.

They jump out at me from under furniture, they are lurking underneath my bed and they are BLOODY MASSIVE. Our bedroom is the worst. They try to climb right to the top of the walls but cannot seem to grip onto the decorative coving around the top of the walls and plop to the floor. Its terrifying. sad

Every time I hear the slightest noise I am terrified that it is yet another massive spider scuttling around. I cannot sleep if I hear any slight noises, as I am paranoid that a spider will fall onto my head whilst I am asleep.

I have found the bastards in my shoes, in DS1's toy box and I even found one in my freshly-made bed once.

I HAVE HAD ENOUGH. My tether is at its end. I am sick of catching the bullying little shits with a glass and releasing them outside. They just think its a hoot and come straight back inside. angry

Last night a spider crawled up my leg whilst I was sat on the sofa (THE SECOND TIME THIS HAS HAPPENED) and I snapped and ordered six rentokill spider traps that were very well-reviewed on Amazon. These will kill them, but I just don't care anymore.

I know that this makes me an evil spider-murdering, cruel bitch but I JUST CANNOT TAKE IT ANYMORE.


<crazed glint in eye>

angry angry angry angry angry angry

Alibabaandthe40nappies Wed 24-Oct-12 14:50:01

All arachnids get squished in this house. If you put them out they just come back.


<googles spider traps>

vamosbebe Wed 24-Oct-12 14:51:36


I once woke up to find one covering my right eye. I was 9. I have killed every 8-legged-bastard ever since in a variety of ways, depending on my age. They're house spiders, so it's pointless putting them outside as they'll just come straight back in angry

BastardSpiders Wed 24-Oct-12 14:53:40

vamosbebe - You poor thing! Thats another thing for me to have nightmares about!

SaggyOldClothCatPuss Wed 24-Oct-12 14:56:52

Im with you! <<locks and loads>>
I woke up a few weeks ago, when it was warm and Id kicked the covers off. In my semi awake state, I remember feeling something tickling my leg, grabbed it and threw it on the floor! shock Awake, I would have shit a brick!

quesadilla Wed 24-Oct-12 14:57:07

You have my deepest sympathies. I hate hate hate hate them. When we moved into this flat there was an epidemic of the things which seems to have abated now, probably because of the weather. But it got to the point where I had to ask my DH to look under everything the whole time.

I considered buying a spider repellent device to keep them down -- the weather seems to have taken care of this for now but thinking about investing in one next year. Has anyone else tried one of these things? Are they worth the money?

badtime Wed 24-Oct-12 14:59:10

What if they are keeping all the other Things away?

I fear them, but I leave them be. Because of Things.

Incidentally, I once woke up in the middle of the night because my face was tickly. One of them was trying to crawl up my nose.

LulaPalooza Wed 24-Oct-12 15:00:06

I will happily co-exist with spiders because they kill flies.

I loathe flies.

MrsBungleBear Wed 24-Oct-12 15:01:39

I agree with Lula. I DETEST flies and spiders are fly killers so I like them!

LauraShigihara Wed 24-Oct-12 15:01:41

If you have eight legs and you move into my house, all bets are off.

<glares around livingroom>

All spids get a bloody good hiding with a heavy shoe in this house.

Actually, although the house was overrun with the buggers when we first moved in, every Autumn we find there are less and less so our cull of them must be effective.

I've had maybe ten this year (if you kill one, always check around for its mate) but four or five years ago, it wasn't unusual to find one on every stair if I had to let the dog out in the night.

The threat of spids in bags and shoes is also a good way to get spider-phobic DS to put his stuff away after school too, I find. wink

RichTeas Wed 24-Oct-12 15:03:11

I find the Dyson makes a nice home for them.

Sallyingforth Wed 24-Oct-12 15:03:40

Why not do what others have done and get your fear sorted? There are previous threads on this and people have said how much it has changed their lives.
Many sufferers have learned an irrational fear of spiders from their parents.
Please don't teach your own children to fear spiders by screaming in front of them.

LauraShigihara Wed 24-Oct-12 15:04:49

I often have bluebottles in my house and I don't see any spiders taking them down.

Useless eight legged bastards.

BastardSpiders Wed 24-Oct-12 15:07:29

I don't want them to get rid of flies. I can do that myself.

I just want them to bloody well leave me alone. sad

KenAdams Wed 24-Oct-12 15:09:14

if you kill one, always check around for its mate

Are you being serious?! How have I got through life without knowing that? I must have missed hundreds! I'm going to have loads of them trying to kill me for murdering their husbands now gulp

TapirsTerrifyTerribly Wed 24-Oct-12 15:09:47

My rule is this - the inside of the house is mine, they get everywhere else.

I'm terrified of the bloody things, and if they're found inside, they've earned themselves a death sentence. (And I don't have flies)

LadyEvilBeagle Wed 24-Oct-12 15:12:23

Look, I've said this before and I'll say it again.
If you kill a spider, even if it's just the one, all their friends and relations will come back and get you.
I never, ever kill them, I just shudder and catch them in a glass and put them outside. And I very rarely see them in my house.
But my sister is a major spider killer, and she's the one that has them falling on her head or crawling in her bed.
They're cunning bastards, and they just know stuff. <cue spooky music>

BastardSpiders Wed 24-Oct-12 15:16:47


I feel like they're on me, I FEEL LIKE THEY'RE ON ME!!!!

<freak out>

Marzipanface Wed 24-Oct-12 15:16:49

My 2.9 year old catches them in a magnifying bug catcher then shoves it in my face for inspection. The worst is when she sits on the bed next to me playing with magnifier then unscrews it and casually shakes the contents out onto pillow.

Inneedofbrandy Wed 24-Oct-12 16:04:54

I always murder the bastards. I have never (touch wood) had a mate come back for me grin. This year I've had one beastie that I murdered with harpic in the bath, my ds bless him told me to move out the way when I was screeching about dealing with the body, picked it up with tissue and flushed it.

akaemmafrost Wed 24-Oct-12 16:06:24

I hate spiders but its unlucky to kill them. Fact!

LauraShigihara Wed 24-Oct-12 16:09:08

Unlucky for the spiders. Fact! wink

DawnOfTheDee Wed 24-Oct-12 16:12:14

Spider Stop - discourages stupid spiders from entering your abode.

Deathlac - kills the ones already inside or really stupid ones that ignored the Spider Stop.

Both available from Amazon.

Our house backs onto some woods. When we first moved in September resembled a deleted scene from Arachnophobia deleted for being too 'spidery'. Following my intensive eradication programme there have been progressively less spiders each year.

Oh, and if you put them outside they do get back in. Apparently they leave a thread and just follow it right back.

Inneedofbrandy Wed 24-Oct-12 16:15:16

LauraShigihara Wed 24-Oct-12 16:09:08
Unlucky for the spiders. Fact!


VIX1980 Wed 24-Oct-12 16:16:32

yanbu at all, there was 1 on our landing half way up the stairs on sunday night, massive it was, the biggest spider alive (i know this cos i rang ripleys wink )

anyway run downstairs to get oh to go get rid of it, when we ventured back it had gone, looked everywhere, upstairs, downstairs, on the stairs, i just know its somewhere in this house an that puts the fear of god into me, still cant walk round without slippers on tip toe-ing staring at the floor.

feel super itchy just thinking about it again!

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