I have found 7 tarantulas in the house in the past 3 days. We have had lots of rain and they are coming in. I have sprayed around all windows and baseboards.... What else can I do and what can these things do to my babies if they get bitten or eat one?
I'm going to have to do something.... They are all about the same size... The body is the size of a quarter and then they have those hairy legs... I hate 'em.... Bo stepped on one earlier today and I saw it right as he did and pushed him out of the way and stomped the thing. It didn't bite him. It scares me though. I don't know if it would make them sick or not.
Also one thing you can do is buy spider traps they are very sticky and once the spider crawls in they won't come out. They can lay flat or fold up in a triangle. With puppies or curious dogs you will want to put them in a place your dogs can not get to them. Emma got into three of them and they are really hard to get off (she does have long hair though) but they work really good.
I wish we didn't have poisonous spiders I to hate spiders... And these things get big they mostly are in our basement and back of our house. I do laundy down stairs and it gets really scary I have worn my sweatshirt with the hood up to go down there..But the dogs play in the back of the house which stinks too. During this last summer within one week I killed 15 BIG spiders. I couldn't count how many we get all year!! Our world would be so much better without spiders.
Ehhhhhh, good gawd I hate spiders!!!! We never had problems with them in TX... just rattlesnakes... deer... turkey...raccoons lol and we lived IN TOWN! LOL Nah... didn't really have rattlesnake issues... just one incident with are Catahoula. I did see turantulas but ONLY outside and it was very rare. Now those little gecko's were EVERYWHERE AT NIGHT!! LOL
We do have spiders here though!! Drives me nuts... we need to spray again. The BEST thing you COULD do is call an exterminator... that's what we should do... but we're pretty broke due to the holidays....
Don't think that for a second! Spiders do much more good than harm, no matter the atavistic response they may provoke from us! All spiders are predatory and do us a huge favour by eating the flies and other nasties that spread so much disease. Spiders are always welcome in my house!
Although, it is easy for me to say that, seeing as we have no poisonous species in Ireland!
They look like wolf spiders to me. I'm not sure how far west Brownwood is, that probably makes a difference. I could tell horror storries about those things here in SE Texas. Wolf spiders get pretty big and are not poisonous, but they will bite. Ooo, I know. Wolf spiders have stripes going down their backs. Were those striped?
I ordered this http://www.pestrepellerultimate.com/pes ... ate_at.htm
for my house. In the summer we get a LOT of earwigs. Those things are so disgusting and the only thing that will literally give me a panic attack. And since it seems we have a little mouse visitor this winter, I figured I might as well buy one now, and hope it works.
It says: Protect Your Home From These Pests
Roaches, Ants, Spiders, Mice, Rats, Crickets, Bees, Silverfish, Earwigs, Scorpions, Fleas, Ticks, Mosquitoes, Bats, Flies and more
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While my grandparents were alive, their house was our family's reunion place. But since their death it's hard to get all the members in one place. Have you organized a family reunion in a non-familial location? How did it go?