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MawbrayMammy Sun 18-Sep-16 21:38:18

I am really not keen on spiders, plus I hate their cobwebs all over my house. That said, what do people do when they are cleaning up and have cobwebs with live spiders???? I have tonnes but can't bring myself to Hoover them up (with the Dyson, so Dyson them up really). What do people do??

UnderTheGreenwoodTree Sun 18-Sep-16 21:44:06

I catch them and put them outside. I'm sure I hoover dyson a few small ones up by mistake. I can't bring myself to deliberately kill them....

UnderTheGreenwoodTree Sun 18-Sep-16 21:44:46

Apparently they can stay alive inside your hoover shock

MawbrayMammy Sun 18-Sep-16 21:46:13

Under, apart from killing 'innocent' spiders, I can't pretend that doesn't petrify me too....

They can live through being hoovered and apparently can actually go back up drain pipes if you flush the money down the plug (insy winsy spider is a warning people)

I either set my cats on them or get OH to put them outside. I'm going to get him to teach DD to not be scared so she can protect me also

WhateverWillBe Sun 18-Sep-16 21:52:35

I always try and put them outside. BUT...if it's a monster one and there's the slightest chance it will avoid the glass, it gets the shoe. I hate it but I'm seriously scared of them and literally wouldn't sleep if I knew one was in the room.

MawbrayMammy Sun 18-Sep-16 21:53:38

There are an insane amount of horrible long legged spindly pale horrid ones in my house (old farm house, middle of nowhere). My cat can't be bothered to get up to catch them and my puppy is too brainless to notice them. Plus my husband is more frightened than I am!!! I think I'm going to have to brave them myself at take them outside one by one....

becciandbump Sun 18-Sep-16 21:57:07

I feel your pain I'm really phobic and we currently have one on the ceiling above the bed, I'm pregnant and can't reach up to get it and my husband tells me spiders won't harm you and won't get it down but I'm petrified it will fall asleep, now wondering if I could reach it with the Hoover

becciandbump Sun 18-Sep-16 21:58:32

Fall on me asleep (not an asleep spider!)

crayfish Sun 18-Sep-16 22:02:16

I can't kill them, it makes me feel really guilty as I rationally know that spiders are 'good' insects (not like bastard wasps). I catch and release them if I can but if it's a big one I have to get DH to do it.

It's daddy long-legs that really give me the heebie jeebies though and there seem to be millions of them in my house!

SendARavenToRiverRun Sun 18-Sep-16 22:04:23

I'm currently sat in the settee. There's a half dead daddy long legs under a pile of cushions ( I kept missing. I'm hoping I got him with cushion number three!)
There's a huge spider the size of an elephant wandering to and fro across the carpet. DH is on nights, I've been reading woo threads and I need to go to bed.
It's not happening until my phone battery dies then I'm sprinting up the stairs closing my eyes to spiders and ghosts! shockblush

thegoodnameshadgone Sun 18-Sep-16 22:07:07

I show them to my kittens. Then I walk away!!

HerRoyalFattyness Sun 18-Sep-16 22:12:44

long legged spindly pale horrid ones
They eat the massive ones!
There's a thread in classics "to kill all the spiders" which is where I learnt that.

pictish Sun 18-Sep-16 22:16:33

This has made me smile. I too am scared of spiders, but I won't kill them because in this country at least, they're harmless and keep on top of flies. It's not their fault they're ugly and creepy. I don't see that they should have to die.

gemmawinegum Sun 18-Sep-16 22:16:37

thegoodnameshadgone haha grin

One just walked on DP the size of fucking wolf (in our bed). Then this came up on Facebook. I'm not sure how much sleep I will get

One Just walked across DP (in our bed) the size of a fucking horse. Then this popped up on Facebook. Im not sure how much sleep I will get now

^^ahh, sorry for double post. It didn't show the first time so I re-wrote it and posted again...

BarbaraofSeville Sun 18-Sep-16 22:24:56


I like spiders and once rescued one from the bath before I had a shower. I got out of the shower to find that one of the cats had mashed it into the carpet on the landing sad.

gemmawinegum Sun 18-Sep-16 22:41:23

Cats take no prisoners grin

cuntinghomicidalcardigan Sun 18-Sep-16 22:42:56

What I'm taking from this thread is that I need a cat. I'm getting the landlord's permission in the morning. Visiting cpl tomorrow afternoon! I just put on the size of a small elephant on the fire. My heart is racing and I may still faint. Ffs.

WalkingBlind Sun 18-Sep-16 22:45:18

I generally let them hang around and insanely chat to them while doing the housework. I especially don't mind those really super thin ones that like high corners, they never seem to leave the ceiling so I just leave them to it.

However after a traumasing experience I now will not allow any of those big "September spiders" you know the thick ones, the visibly hairy ones? Yeah they're fucking banned from my house. I literally wouldn't even kill a fly, killing anything makes me feel like a piece of shit. But if DP isn't here to personally remove it and it runs or moves then I squish it sad

Because last time I left one on the bedroom wall by the door to hang out I WOKE UP WITH IT IN MY MOUTH envyenvy (not envy!)

WalkingBlind Sun 18-Sep-16 22:46:01

Luckily I have 4 house cats and spiders rarely dare step foot in my house anymore smile

Crispspsps Sun 18-Sep-16 22:46:17

You need this tool -

I hate them, and am terrified. Trying not to pass on my phobia to DC. This one gets them off walls (not sneaky corners though) and you can throw them out of a window. I swear they get bigger every year - the ones the last week or two in my house have been bigger than my cats. shudder

BedknobsandBullhooks Sun 18-Sep-16 22:46:41

I leave them if I can. I really dislike flies, worry about germs. So I'm happy to co-habit with spiders.

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