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Spider laid eggs on babys coat: what do i do?

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Freakingthefeckout Mon 06-Jul-15 18:01:20

Just that, I found a spider on the coat of the baby I'm looking after, I tried to get it to go from the coat to a tree trunk outside and eventually it did, but it was reluctant. Only now I've realized there's a clutch of eggs covered with a web on the coat. No idea how to remove it without destroying the eggs, mother spider is gone. Kids mother will be home any minute.


ChuffinAda Mon 06-Jul-15 18:02:25

Vacuum them off.

VoyageOfDad Mon 06-Jul-15 18:03:36

Nuke it from outer space.

ASettlerOfCatan Mon 06-Jul-15 18:03:53

Scrap it all off with a knife?

Happfeet2911 Mon 06-Jul-15 18:05:04

A dyson usually works!

VoldemortsNipple Mon 06-Jul-15 18:05:36

Spiders don't hand around waiting for their eggs to hatch. Just scrape them off and put them in a quiet corner off the ground in the garden. I've found spider eggs in trees and bushes, on my washing line and compost bin if that helps.

BumpTheElephant Mon 06-Jul-15 18:07:33

Just scrape them off!

Purplepoodle Mon 06-Jul-15 18:09:16

Scrape off. Do not hoover unless you want live spiders in your hoover

NomiMalone Mon 06-Jul-15 18:09:44

Bin the coat.

Burn the house down.

WorraLiberty Mon 06-Jul-15 18:11:26

Call SSS and tell them she's abandoned her babies.

Hygge Mon 06-Jul-15 18:12:18

Sell the baby and burn down your house.

CrystalHaze Mon 06-Jul-15 18:17:19

Is this for real? You couldn't work out how to get spider eggs off a coat and are anxious because the baby's mother is due back any minute, so rather than just brush them off you started an AIBU to ask what to do? confused

MamaLazarou Mon 06-Jul-15 18:18:51

Hahahaha brilliant! grin

Freakingthefeckout Mon 06-Jul-15 18:57:12

Yes, it's for real. I don't see the need in killing something for the sake of convenience and the spider had made a very secure pocket in the fold of the coat to stash the eggs in. I'd have had no dilemma if I'd been willing to dump a kettle of boiling water over them. I've seen people getting spider advice here before, I figured it was the best place to get a quick useful response (rather than the Reddit stock responses '0/10, pics or it didn't happen, cool story brah.')

Anyways, just as I was getting ready to remove the webbing and the eggs, another spider popped out of the coat sleeve and made straight for the eggs (wasn't the mother, she was safely on the tree trunk outside) and looked like it was trying to tear the webbing to eat the eggs sad so I had to get rid of that one too. Then I managed to very slowly remove the egg sac with all of the eggs intact. They're stowed behind a vine out of the rain now.

The toddler thinks the baby spiders are going to call me Mummy smile

VoldemortsNipple Mon 06-Jul-15 19:08:06

Ahh, I love spiders. Well done Freaking smile

Hadron21 Mon 06-Jul-15 19:09:32


msgrinch Mon 06-Jul-15 19:11:03


missingmumxox Mon 06-Jul-15 19:12:44

Save yourself

AwkwardSquad Mon 06-Jul-15 19:15:39

You've taught the toddler a lovely thing. Unlike when I was a nanny and accidentally taught the toddler to freak the fuck out at spider webs. They absorb things quickly, don't they, little ones blush

downgraded Mon 06-Jul-15 19:15:53

Remove coat from baby, take baby, leave the house and throw a match through the letter box.

Jacana Mon 06-Jul-15 19:17:58

Love the way they've been put outside but sheltered from the rain. Ahhhh.really heartwarming,

BabyFeets Mon 06-Jul-15 20:21:47

Aw op that's such a sweet thing to do, I hate killing spiders too. Flies on the other hand ....

oddfodd Mon 06-Jul-15 20:27:20

You are a very kind person smile

RachelRagged Mon 06-Jul-15 22:40:56

That was a lovely thing to do OP


Toofattorun Mon 06-Jul-15 22:58:57

Get a mixture of cyanide, bleach, hydrofluoric acid, 2,3,7,8-Tetrachlorodibenzo-p-dioxin, strychnine and last but not least, febreze (to make it smell nice you understand), mix it together and drop said coat into concoction. Then fucking bomb the house and live in a sealed oxygen tank.

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