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Spiders. [Apr. 20th, 2005|04:31 am]

I just killed more spiders in this one night than I did in an entire season in Los Angeles.

I think I gots me a score of eight. I stopped counting after four.

Spiders belong outside of the house.

The house probably went up in the 1950s.

That's not the half of it, though . . . remember Arachnophobia?

These spiders aren't deadly (I think), but August features the crescendo of the ever-growing number of these fucking animals in this area. In June, the 'fish flies' usually swamp the N/E Detroit area. After they show up and hang around the place . . . the spider population triples.

It's April, and the creatures are between a nickel and quarter in diameter.



[User Picture]From: brushwithrob
2005-04-20 03:02 pm (UTC)
Spiders freak me out. I hate looking up on the ceiling and BOOM, there ya' go, one of those bastards ready to pounce.

Supposedly we swallow 8 spiders a year.
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[User Picture]From: sauce1977
2005-04-20 05:46 pm (UTC)
I would hope that's not the case.

Something tells me that they're very opposed to odor.

The odor of a human might actually deter one from getting too close.

Other tricks I know to have them leave or re-think outside areas near doors is to use WD-40. I haven't pulled out any 'deterant' chemicals besides Windex as of yet.
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[User Picture]From: brushwithrob
2005-04-20 06:36 pm (UTC)
Supposedly, if you leave a glass of water next to your bed, it acts as a trap to nab them and they drown. I think every possible "deterant" is an old wives' Tale though.
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[User Picture]From: sauce1977
2005-04-20 08:50 pm (UTC)
I wouldn't mind a moat around my bed.

That would be crazy though . . . what if someone rolled over and put their hand in the moat? Would they pee themselves?

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[User Picture]From: brushwithrob
2005-04-20 09:57 pm (UTC)
lol, probably.
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[User Picture]From: pierce
2005-04-20 05:13 pm (UTC)
i face the woods here;
the spiders and mosquitoes are incredible.
i'm going out today to Walmart to see about some bug spray.
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[User Picture]From: sauce1977
2005-04-20 05:45 pm (UTC)
My first reaction to a night like I experienced is to spray all the corners with something like Raid, but that shit is so foul as to make most people ill.

When I lived in CA, the apartment company paid a contractor to spray non-toxic material around the corners and edges of the walls and in areas where any insect or arachnid would most likely be.

After that guy came in our place, we didn't have too many show up in the apartment.

I just killed another one 20 minutes ago . . .

I don't feel like getting too close to them to find out what kind of spider they are. I figure they are normal house spiders, but I really can't tell because I don't trap them and find out for sure.
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[User Picture]From: lordjunon
2005-04-20 06:13 pm (UTC)
eek. We have had beehives here in my house..

I'm scared to death of bees.

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[User Picture]From: sauce1977
2005-04-20 08:32 pm (UTC)
I don't like bees, either. I was stung by one as a kid, and it really hurt.

I'm sure that with houses that grow older, pest control becomes a priority.
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[User Picture]From: notoriousmdc
2005-04-22 10:49 pm (UTC)
Spiders > black moths that found their way into a bag of rice and populated it. :p
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[User Picture]From: sauce1977
2005-04-23 01:24 am (UTC)
Greater than?

Tell me about the black moths.

Are the spiders or black moths greater?!?
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[User Picture]From: notoriousmdc
2005-04-23 02:01 am (UTC)
I'd rather deal with spiders is what I am trying to say lol

Spiders don't smear :p
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[User Picture]From: sauce1977
2005-04-23 02:33 am (UTC)
Oh yeah they do.

If you smush any bug, it smears.

Especially if you have non-gloss walls.

Heaven forbid . . . wallpaper!
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