Spiders

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  1. kianok

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    Ok, so my GF hates them (i'll use that as my opening cover) but does anyone know of a constant repelant?

    Living close to woodland they visit us in September however they are constant at the moment which is unusual.

    Any distraction advise?
     
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    I let my Mrs deal with them while I go and hide somewhere.

    don't think there is a constant repellent for them though.
     
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    This

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    Yes. Sort off. cat or terrier dog. Both seem to hunt them down. The downside is the cat eats them whilst the dog merely kills them.
     
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    Seal the house.
    Never open the doors or windows.
    Never go outside.
    That's the only other option, I'm afraid.

    My cat used to do me proud by hunting them down and eating them, as mentioned above.
    But then she either grew bored of them or started to dislike the taste of the little buggers.
    She now ignores them, much to my annoyance.

    If I find a big bugger lurking around the house I have to deal with it.
    No way can I leave the buggers to roam.

    With the big ones, I usually launch a big hard-back book onto them.
    Leave the book there until I next hoover.
    Whip the hoover pipe under the book.
    Don't even have to look at the them.

    You can tell which ones will grow to be big by the type of spider they are.
    I leave the little ones to roam.
    They help combat inspects.
    These are my friends.

    I have 2 big fookers in my garage.
    They operate in opposite corners.
    I don't like them.
    They don't like me.
    When I move, they move away.
    When they move, I move away.
    This is our agreement.
     
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    ^^^and don't forget to put the plugs in the bath and sinks because they come up the plughole during the night and lay eggs in your ears. Mwahaha.:devil:
     
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    I would suggest waxing the baths and sinks with a quality wax.
    At least that way, they won't get out.
    Speaking of attacks while sleeping.

    I found a sneaky bugger scooting around inside my duvet cover the other night.
    I could see his dark body moving about through the duvet cover! :crazy:

    I luckily managed to press the duvet over his body with two fingers either side of him, stopping him from being able to move.
    So now I was stuck in this position.
    He was trapped, but I couldn't formulate a further plan.
    Couldn't release him otherwise he would disappear, meaning I'd have to strip the duvet down to find him.

    Only one option.
    I reached for something close at hand and battered him through the duvet.
    Spider juice seeped through and spread.
    Yummyyyyy :crazy:
     
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    I quite like spiders. They catch the flies and I'd rather have spiders than flies
     
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    This is an absolute class!!!!!! :D:D:D
     
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    And by the way, I much prefer this type of pets.



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    Shame the wife doesnt allow me to keep him at home, so he is stuck in the office :(
     
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    Yes, I tend to agree with this.
    But the little spiders are hard working little chaps.
    Feverishly working to spin a new web, eagerly hunting down the flying foes.

    The larger ones, however, just seem to bowl about the place, like drifters.
    I saw one the other day that had such a fat ass on him that it dragged on the ground as he walked!

    Having said this, I did see nature at work the other night.
    I have a section of flat roofing outside my house, that kind of creates a car port between the house and one of the boundary walls.
    A perfect little haven for the little eight legged buggers.
    The boundary wall is quite old. Strong, but old, so it have lots of gaps and nooks between the bricks.
    You can see the cylindrical entrances to the dens of the fat ass spiders.

    One evening a pretty meaty moth flew by, minding its own business.
    Unwittingly, it decided to land right at the door step of one of these dens.
    A large spider sprung out and grabbed him.
    A few days meal there, I reckon.

    I admire what they do and how they do it.
    But I don't like them.
    Well, just the big ones.
    I don't mind the little ones.
     
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    We don't get many in the house but I hate the ones that make webs in the front garden overnight. I must look like a right tit going to my van every morning doing slow motion karate moves to get rid of them and there's always one I miss and spend 10 minutes driving down the road wiping myself down thinking their on me.
     
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    I see my cat often getting caught out by webs around my Alfa.
    It's proper funny.
    She looks like one of those miming dudes, trying to get out of a box.

    :D
     
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    I asked my girlfriend to pass me the newspaper.

    "Use my iPad" she said.

    That spider didn't stand a chance………...
     
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    We get hundreds of the buggers - fortunately mostly outside. SWMBO and I aren't overly bothered by them around the house, usually ignoring them as they scurry across the floor. But it's their bloody webs outside that annoy me. Why they have to spin them across the back gate at head height every night I don't know. :wallbash:

    But we have a good friend who is an extreme arachnophobe - she can't even look at a picture of a spider. Her husband spends half his life clearing all evidence from their house and garden.
     
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    A mate of mine used to live I Australia and said it was nothing unusual to see spiders as big as saucers walking across the wall.
    Not sure whether they were poisonous or not, he's still here so probably not.
     
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    With those type of creatures, it is not the big ones we should be afraid of.
    Normally, the smaller they get the more potent venom they have.
     
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    And when you can't find that Tesco Express??
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