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finding black widows in your house

Discussion in 'Channel Zero' started by synaps, Jul 24, 2005.

  1. synaps

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    finding black widows in your house

    Discussion started by synaps - Jul 24, 2005

    for the record, I'm about the most aracnophobic motherfucker alive.
    seeing a daddy long legs will make me jump and squeel like a bitch. just
    last week I found a spider web in my car and then refused to drive it
    for about 4days.
    my fear is a long story that roots from my childhood and brotherly
    love.

    I live in a very garden district esque neighborhood in downtown orlando.
    plenty of trees and a fair amount of wildlife considering it's a
    downtown area. my house is right on a mini-lake, so we have a decent
    amount more wildlife than other places downtown.
    anyhows... I use my garage as my art studio, weight room and outside
    patio/chill area for when the weather is nice. I'm almost always out
    there every weekend painting and/or relaxing with the dogs watching
    people run/walk/cycle/fish by the lake.

    about a month ago I was moving things around to make place for the new
    boxing bag I just bought and as I moved the pool table, I spotted an
    evil beast plotting my demise from afar. at first I didn't notice what
    kind of spider it was because, well to be honest, I was to afraid to go
    within 2 meters of the fucker. after a while of looking at it, I went a
    bit closer to confirm my suspicions of it being what I thought it was.

    after some hesitation, I finally got around to killing the behemoth.
    needless to say, I didn't go back into the garage for a month.

    today I decided to brave the garage and go out paint a canvas. after finishing up and drinking a few beers while watching my sunday pass by, i noticed spider eggs in the corner of my eye. after looking closer, i noticed another black window (both now females) guarding the eggs.



    im a bit bugged out right now (pun intended).
    i mean, my fear of spiders aside, i can deal with seeing them occasionally. but this isnt exactly your common household spider. the black widow will fuck you the fuck up in the worst way.

    i'm debating what i should do. i'm thinking about telling my rental company to kiss my ass and that i wont be paying rent until they get someone to come in and spray the house. originally i let it pass thinking that the chances of seeing another one were so minimal that i wouldnt bother saying/doing anything. but now that i've seen two within the space of a month (and a brown recluse about 3months ago), one of which was guarding her eggs... i'm pretty concerned.

    any thoughts?
     
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    GLIK$ - Replied Jul 24, 2005

    spraycan + lighter = Spider killer
     
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    effyoo - Replied Jul 24, 2005

    stop being a pussy and kill those things before they get you in your sleep?
     
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    Invest in shoes.
     
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    FunTimePartyTeam - Replied Jul 24, 2005

    I grew up in a dry ass place, where no posionous spiders were around, but just recently moved to CA, and now im all flighty about getting shit out of the basement and i feel like a litte girl.
     
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    synaps - Replied Jul 24, 2005



    yeah, thats what i just did with this one and it's eggs. the first widow i saw a friend crushed with his foot.

    one of my biggest concerns is that when i looked at the eggs earlier, it seemed like one pouch had already openned. scary thought, for me at least.

    chatted to my neighbor and he's found a couple before.

    just really bugs me out that i hate a population of deadly spiders living around my house.
     
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    Cracksmoka - Replied Jul 24, 2005

    yea man, i got an old head buddy that grew up in alabama, and they are pretty rampant in the south.
    i take it you havent lived there for too long??? well anyway i believe i recall him saying they are nocturnal
    (although dont qoute me its been about 2 years since i had this conversation with him) im sure you can google it,
    but yes, i would demand the landlord exterminate if i were you. because were there is 1.... oh, and go kill those 2
    females and the eggs NOW... and god i hope you killed that brown recluse nest
    (im not trying to freak you out, but they CAN fucking kill you man...) oops, family guys on gotta go... good luck bro...
     
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    sarcasm - Replied Jul 24, 2005

    i don't this a black widow calls for a full house extermination.

    just get a vaccum and suck the spiders to death. but if u think that it'll come crawling back out for whatever reason, call a friend and have them kill it.

    not to be mean or anything, but not going to your garage for a month b/c of a spider (even though it is a black widow) is kind of excessive. your brother must have fucked with you pretty bad
     
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    ElectricitySucks - Replied Jul 24, 2005

    this is weird cause last night, i spotted this typical brownish spider making its web right by my door. i get the spider/ant/roach killer and spray the fuck out of it. it comes down fast while still spinning its web and shrivels up. i felt almost half bad, so i put it out of its misery by stomping and dragging my foot 5 feet on the cement.

    THEN a few hours later, i spot this black spider crawling on one of my bueros. (sp? those things that hold clothes.) so i go to kill it, and it puts on its sonic boom and speeds away into my sock/underwear drawer.

    GREAT.

    so im opening and closing it trying to find this speedy critter, but i cannot find it.

    fast foward to today. im playing my guitar and my friend spots the same spider literelly 3 feet away from the place i saw it last night.

    so i get into kill-action mode.

    the spider again puts on its sonic boom and bolts in circles all over my papers and books. im stomping and tearing apart my books but i never knew if i killed it cause i couldnt find its doofy corpse.

    i (maybe) have yet to meet this asshole again.
     
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    GLIK$ - Replied Jul 24, 2005

    Yeah I've been noticing a lot of large black spiders here around my place. Fuck that shit.

    Also a whole lot of large large fucking large hornets.
     
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    synaps - Replied Jul 24, 2005



    my older bro collected spiders when he was a kid. he had over 250 different types of spiders and close to a thousand in total, many of which were venomous.

    sometimes i'd wake up with him dumping his whole collection on bed. other times he would take his larger spiders (he had a goliath birdeater, baboon spider and a grip of other big motherfuckers) and wake me up with them wrapped around my face.


    i could go on, there was a lot more. but hey, my fear is my fear. unless you shared it, no words could ever truly explain why i have it.
     
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    ElectricitySucks - Replied Jul 24, 2005

    i see these things too much.
    is it true that their stings are alot worse then regular wasps?

    and they need to stop with their wings that dont ever stop moving.
     
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    rental - Replied Jul 24, 2005

    ive heard there are brown recluses around here, but i dont know what the fuck they look like. usually any black widows are on the outside of the house. older houses usually get them in the garage too.

    your situation sounds normal. especially for summer. i never see them any other time of the year.
     
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    Cracksmoka - Replied Jul 24, 2005

    black widows stay in the south or the extreme north on the east coast (i believe)
    brown recluses are more widespread, although more seldom seen (hence the name) they are fairly small though...
     
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    Neskoner - Replied Jul 24, 2005

    i feel you synaps...i find spiders in my room 3 times a week,i woke up yesterday with a huge ass bug bite on my ass,and i knew it was a spider...

    but anyways on another note..i was painting this tunnel about 3 years ago,and this huge spider comes out of a crack.i used half of a rusto white to kill that thing...and it was still walkin around,finally it just kinda fell over.ive always been afraid of the things though...
     
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