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Old 18 November 2012, 18:11   #21
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The good, the bad...

Civil servant, 31, almost dies after being bitten by house spider in Surrey | Mail Online

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Old 18 November 2012, 21:37   #22
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Not from the UK but this always makes me chuckle

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We live in the woods, and I am all for the wildlife roaming around the outside of the house. Once it comes inside it is DEAD! I want its mother killed! I want its brother killed! Be it spiders, flies, rats, or any other creature, I see it inside, it dies. Killed 5 spiders earlier today. I have spider webs in pretty much every corner of the house right now, and 3 weeks ago, I vacuumed all the corners, and will do so again this week.

FWIW spiders don't bother me and I am barely afraid of the poisonous Brown Recluse as long as I see them first.
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We had a huge one of those in the downstairs karzi for a couple of seasons.
Was it as big as this one?

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Manky (air con) filters
It's a fungus that grows in the moist atmosphere of the air con evaporator.

You can buy a SPRAY to kill it.

(Other makes of spray available )
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It's a fungus that grows in the moist atmosphere of the air con evaporator.

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Yes thats what I was on about
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When we lived in Arizona we had Black Widow Spiders for company in the house at times:Click image for larger version

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So called as the female eats the male after mating Sexual cannibalism, apparently. Whatever. Not for me.

You don't want to get bitten by them so we got adept with an upturned drinking glass. After that it was every man for himself. And herself could look after it whilst I was at work
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Excusez-moi Simon, this is a big fookin spider thread not a little French mouse thread if you please

Start yer own Mouse thread..


Sorry Kerny, wasnt trying to distract in any way from the obvious anguish you lot seem to be suffering when confronted by a "big" spider...

Me any my mate here will bugger-off...

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We had a huge one of those in the downstairs karzi for a couple of seasons. His name was Horace and he wasn't the brightest - he kept getting stuck in the sink. However, we left a bit of string dangling in it and he was able to escape up that. People used to wonder what it was for. We really enjoyed the screams when folks were in there - Horace used to lurk behind the toilet and then scuttle out when it was quiet (or when someone was sitting quietly - like I say, not the brightest spider).

Finally he croaked, but I like to think it was old age did for him. Taking a "pony" is a lot less fraught now
How did you know his name was Horace?
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How did you know his name was Horace?
'Cos that's what Mrs willk called him, silly. And don't tell me that that's not how it works. I bet you didn't pick "Ian" yourself, did you?
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