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Revenge of the eight legged beasts?

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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?


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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