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To want my front door back? **Warning: spider pictures from the outset!** title edited by MNHQ

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Tellmealittle Tue 09-Feb-16 16:14:05

We have many tube spiders living around the front door.

They terrify me, but I can cope with them when they're in their tubes.

However, Saturday evening I couldn't get in as one was right by the key lock. I had to tap on the window to alert dh to open the door, whilst I hurtled, bent over, through the door.

I've counted 8 large tubes so far. They are growing in numbers!

HicDraconis Tue 09-Feb-16 16:22:14

YANBU. I would admit defeat, and move house 😄

MajesticSeaFlapFlap Tue 09-Feb-16 16:25:28

Fuck the Door
Set fire to the whole house immediately , possibly the whole street

BlueRaptor Tue 09-Feb-16 16:26:42

YABU to even consider wanting that door back. Clearly the only solution is to burn the door. And the house. Burn it all and move as far away from those monsters as you can.

SmallGreenBouncyBall Tue 09-Feb-16 16:27:37

those are not tube webs! they are normal house spiders <cuties>

Hellojoe Tue 09-Feb-16 16:28:20

What!!! I second burn down the house shock

SquinkiesRule Tue 09-Feb-16 16:29:06

Get the vacuum and scream as they go flying up the tube, then vacuum up crumbs or noisy hard lumps of stuff to make sure they are in the bag. <shudder>

SomedayMyPrinceWillCome Tue 09-Feb-16 16:32:45


UnderTheGreenwoodTree Tue 09-Feb-16 16:33:04

Are they the green fanged monsters? Scary.

But Please don't kill them, can't bear people who kill spiders

Tellmealittle Tue 09-Feb-16 16:35:35

SmallGreenBouncyBall, I've researched the spiders and came to the conclusion of tube web. Only as they have the 6 trip lines radiating from their tube which they have 6 legs touching (whilst in the tube).

Do house spiders do this too?

AlistairSim Tue 09-Feb-16 16:36:44

They probably aren't trying to kill you and take over your house.

So that's good news, eh?

SmallGreenBouncyBall Tue 09-Feb-16 16:42:50

you might have tubes as well az house spiders then.
tube webs have shorter legs and 'tubbier' bodies. and the fangs glow green/blue if you shine a torch at them at night.

Tellmealittle Tue 09-Feb-16 16:43:37

One has been there for months (assuming it's the same one) and I've become quite fond of it. I'm strangely fascinated by them but not when they are out and looking all menacing.

Moonandstarsandback Tue 09-Feb-16 16:44:52

Eek! Do they live in the drainpipes? They look quite big...and black....

Moonandstarsandback Tue 09-Feb-16 16:46:43

They don't look like my house spiders. They are much more brown??

cjt110 Tue 09-Feb-16 16:46:54

NOOOO chance I'd be going past those sad YY to burning down the house. How the chuffing hell do we have spiders that size in the UK(?)

Ginkypig Tue 09-Feb-16 16:47:05

You could have put a fucking warning I nearly vomited on my iPad!

No advice but good luck with that monster!

CheesyWeez Tue 09-Feb-16 16:47:14

Read Charlotte's Web immediately! Then you'll love spiders. They're all Charlotte's babies.

Fairylea Tue 09-Feb-16 16:48:10


I would run away and leave forever.

gatekeeper Tue 09-Feb-16 16:48:50

Give over man....they are lovely normal 'hoose' spidders

Tellmealittle Tue 09-Feb-16 16:50:30

Can you see the 6 trip lines? there are 6 on the wood and then 6 on the brick work. It alternates each night.

cjt110 Tue 09-Feb-16 16:50:34

They might aswell be those huntsman thingys - they look like evil bastards!

PS. Did anyone see the article/video on the daily fail about whip spiders? Shudder....

MadamDeathstare Tue 09-Feb-16 16:52:21

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

Tellmealittle Tue 09-Feb-16 16:53:17

If they are house spiders than I'll be much more rational.

It's just when I was reading about tube spiders, they are apparently aggressive and have a painful bite.

Tellmealittle Tue 09-Feb-16 16:53:43

Sorry for the lack of warning.

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