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    Default OMG turn out live and let live is sometimes a VERY BAD idea!!

    I have always though spiders were pretty cool and mostly harmless. I even let my son have a pet tarantula. I've always picked up spiders and put them outside. No big deal just didn't want to kill them . I recognize the benefit to having spiders around and have a live a let live attitude towards them. I knew what black widows looked like so I;m not completely stupid but here were these little brown spiders and I thought meh they are small and innocent looking I'll just put them outside. Turns out there was a mama living on my porch and her offspring found their way in my house. I happened to see a spider Identification chart for my county and I may be the biggest idiot EVER. I have been unknowingly harboring and relocating WITH MY BARE HANDS brown recluse spiders!!!!!!! . No more I'm killing anything smaller than a bulldog that wanders in my house from now on !!!
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    Default Re: OMG turn out live and let live is sometimes a VERY BAD idea!!

    Never touch anything with more than four legs with your bare hands... And sometimes that's pushing it!

    We live in spider central - they seem to gravitate to my house. I have a kill anything inside the house that moves and doesn't have a name policy. They are spooky enough outside the house - I do not like uninvited house guests.

    You are so lucky that you've never been bitten! How did you find out what kind they were?

    By the way I am now doing the paranoid OMG a bugs on me dance - thanks for that LOL
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    @PeterPanAndWendy That's a good policy . I found out what they were because there was a spider identification poster at my local farm store. There was a giant picture of these little invaders I've been kindly evicting from my bathroom.
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    Okay..I've got the Heeby Jeebys...and we have tarantulas too! But those suckers are nasty!


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    Wow, I didn't realize that the Brown Recluse was that far north. We have them here in Florida and their bite is nasty.

    Maybe you did get bit because you don't project a fear and they knew it.

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    Thank goodness you weren't bitten. We have them all over the place here in Ohio. Spiders are my worst fear so I have to break out the hazmat suit every time I see one. I also get those monstrous wolf spiders in my bathroom. I swear they eyes glow green


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    Oh, ewwwwwwwwwwwwwww

    I can't deal with nasty spiders! I smoosh em when I see em. Even those poor daddy long legs. GAROSSSSS!

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    @Bella'sMom Hmm maybe I misunderstood? Idk they were brown with an upside down fiddle on their back? I sure hope I'm wrong.. As for not getting bit I think it was just dumb luck . I've done it all my life and never been bitten .
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    There are brown recluse in your area, just like in Missouri and Kentucky. I also think it was dumb luck lol. If you want to relocate them and not kill, may I suggest a paper plate and a cup to trap them? lol I, however, am not that nice and would rather just smoosh it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dozersmama View Post
    @Bella'sMom Hmm maybe I misunderstood? Idk they were brown with an upside down fiddle on their back? I sure hope I'm wrong.. As for not getting bit I think it was just dumb luck . I've done it all my life and never been bitten .
    No, you have it right. I just never heard of them until Florida. Wisconsin and Michigan must be too far north.

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    I kind of look at it as....If your outside and I'm in your territory I'll leave you alone (unless you're on me), but if you come on MY turf and want to pester/hurt me and mine, well you got another thing coming buster!
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    Oh my Gish.... I hate spiders ans scream like a 2 year old when I see one......and we don't have poisonous ones here.

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