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

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Freakingthefeckout · 06/07/2015 18:01

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.


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ChuffinAda · 06/07/2015 18:02

Vacuum them off.


VoyageOfDad · 06/07/2015 18:03

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ASettlerOfCatan · 06/07/2015 18:03

Scrap it all off with a knife?


Happfeet2911 · 06/07/2015 18:05

A dyson usually works!


VoldemortsNipple · 06/07/2015 18:05

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 · 06/07/2015 18:07

Just scrape them off!


Purplepoodle · 06/07/2015 18:09

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


NomiMalone · 06/07/2015 18:09

Bin the coat.

Burn the house down.


WorraLiberty · 06/07/2015 18:11

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


Hygge · 06/07/2015 18:12

Sell the baby and burn down your house.


CrystalHaze · 06/07/2015 18:17

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 · 06/07/2015 18:18

Hahahaha brilliant! Grin


Freakingthefeckout · 06/07/2015 18:57

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

OP posts:

VoldemortsNipple · 06/07/2015 19:08

Ahh, I love spiders. Well done Freaking Smile


Hadron21 · 06/07/2015 19:09



msgrinch · 06/07/2015 19:11



missingmumxox · 06/07/2015 19:12

Save yourself


AwkwardSquad · 06/07/2015 19:15

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 · 06/07/2015 19:15

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


Jacana · 06/07/2015 19:17

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


BabyFeets · 06/07/2015 20:21

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


oddfodd · 06/07/2015 20:27

You are a very kind person :)


RachelRagged · 06/07/2015 22:40

That was a lovely thing to do OP



Toofattorun · 06/07/2015 22:58

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.


Littlegreyauditor · 06/07/2015 23:13

Burn the shit out of everything. EVERYTHING.

Start with the coat, scorch the garden, bomb the house, leave the country.

Do not use a dyson/Hoover. The fuckers will hatch inside it and solemnly march out the spout en masse.

(Weeps at memory, scratches furiously at self, gibbers)

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