Itsy-Bitsy (SPIDERS) Season (in our HOMES)!

@Loen210 (1533)
United States
May 14, 2008 9:49pm CST
Hi Friends and All, I'm sorry I've been gone for so long. But I hope you are all doing well. I think it is spider baby season! Today, coming up the stairs to my bedroom, I saw a spider hanging down it's thread from the ceiling light. Then in my room, while kissing my kitty, there was a little (looking like a baby) spider right on the wall. And then there was one in my bathroom. Oh no! I am not against spiders, but I do not like to have them them all around. Then I get scared I am goign to sit on them or eat them in my sleep if they crawl onto my face, and that my cats will eat them up, and that guests will see them, and that I'll squish them by accident, or they'll run around in my clothing, without me realizing until it itches and I scratch them into me. Okay, sorry for that long pouting, but are you guys getting the spiders herding up in your house? I have to put them all outside somehow, but it's very hard to for spiders, without injure or squishing them in a tissue and all. :o) Happy Spiders to you all! (And hopefully outdoors in that case)
3 responses
@gemini_rose (16194)
16 May 08
We seem to have certain times of the year where everywhere we look there is a spider sitting there looking right back at us. I do not mind the little ones, I can quite easily get them into a cup and throw them back outside. But the big ones, now they are a completely different story, they are horrible and I have to call for help in evicting them as I will never kill one. I have 2 members of the family who will do it for me so I am OK as long as one of them is around when I see a spider.
@Loen210 (1533)
• United States
16 May 08
Glad you let them outside. They ARE hard to catch. Last night, I went to brush my teeth and eeeek! It was in the sink! And a big one. I tried to throw a sheet of toilet paper on it to catch it to put it outside, but it made me squeak, as it disappeared and I could not find it anywhere. It can jump too! So I'll have to start keeping "spider cups/jars" around to get them safely! ;o)
@stephcjh (32385)
• United States
15 May 08
I am so tired of spiders and their cob webs. We always get tiny black spiders in the house. I do not know where they come in from. they build webs in the house also. We also have a problem with tiny and bigger spiders also outside. the build their webs everywhere and we walk through them sometimes if we do not see them. I always kill spiders in my house and outside if I see them.
@Loen210 (1533)
• United States
16 May 08
Sorry you have so many. When I am on walks these days, I have been walking into many silk lines, which turn out to be inchworms everywhere! ;o) But poor spiders. I coudln't kill them knowing that I am randomly ending the life of something that hasn't hurt me. My whole family doesn;t kill them, but try to get tyhem outside or just leave them alone. I know it can be hard foor ya, when they are getting so bothersome, but yes, they will lessen the bugs in your area!
@dragon54u (31352)
• United States
15 May 08
I usually try to catch them in a jar and put them outside, I don't like to kill them because they're great at controlling bugs and they're part of the cycle of nature. When I lived in Arizona, we'd get tarantulas in the house and they're so big that I could usually open a door and herd them outside using piece of paper to push them along if they were reluctant. Now that I've moved to the midwest there are smaller spider and I use jars with lids or an old fish net.
@Loen210 (1533)
• United States
16 May 08
Oh good for you. But oh my goodness, you used to see taratulas!!! Wowsers! I have never seen one except for when I was younger and we'd go to an insect/animal talk. (Or of course on a nature program). Brrr, i think I would scream! (And I never scream, honestly!). But I wish more people were like you. :o)