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Old 05-18-2010, 02:03 PM   #1
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OT: first it was the mice, then the this!
I've had it. We've had at least three large spiders in here in a month and a half. My mother and I are both arachnophobic (I think I'm worse.) tiny spiders aren't the prob, it's huge fast, hairy satanic ones I can't stand.

One of the largest wild spiders I've ever seen lumbered past my feet when I was removing nail polish in the bathroom. It had an enormous pale brown hind end...really ugly, gross and creepy. I'm familiar with the large spiders indigenous here and I've never seen one like this boyfriend killed it and flushed it, it was too ugly to live.

I really, really, really, really hate spiders. Stay out of my home!!!1 :angry:
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At least you're moving out of there in a few months....
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Old 05-18-2010, 11:41 PM   #3
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I bought tarantulas. Didn't do anything about the wild spiders but it did get me over my arachnophobia enough that those little ones aren't so bad unless they sneak up on me.
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Wow, this really has you "bugged"!!!

Sorry, I couldn't resist! (Well, I could have but just didn't!)

About your spider situation - My Godmother, who is the Great Poobah of all things domestic, has never had a problem with spiders. What she does is takes a piece of terry towel and wets it in a mixture of vinegar and water and then wipes down the corners of her rooms and along the edges where the ceiling meets the walls. She even runs it over the ceiling, too. She wraps the piece of towel around a swiffer mop so it's very lightweight and then just cruises along wiping down the corners and ceilings. It takes less than 5 minutes a room. I think she does this about every week or two and she's never had a problem with spiders.

You might want to put some vinegar in the water you use to mop floors, too. Anything to discourage the invasion!

Hope this helps!

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Old 05-19-2010, 12:22 AM   #6
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cool, thanks...luckily my boyfriend has been here to deal with the horrid arachnids...last one he saw first said something like "holy @#%$ ...don't look over there...where are the paper towels?!" blechhh. I think I'm going slowly insane, I broke down crying because of the mice/ants/spiders etc, can't take much more.

Off to the hardware store tomorrow for more glue traps (spiders get stuck in them, too)
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