George the Spider.

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George the Spider.

Posted 30 August 2012 - 07:35 PM

Lately whenever I go in to my bathroom, there has been a good sized brown spider. Generally I absolutely hate spiders and I have arachnophobia, but I figured I'd let it live, mostly because I didn't want to be close enough to kill it. After seeing him a couple times, I gave him a name, George. I've gotten used to seeing my little buddy in the bathroom, he never bothered me, he kept his distance, and ran off occasionally....

But everything changed tonight... I was in the bathroom, on the phone with my girlfriend, about to get in the shower. I was looking in the mirror then I noticed George chilling on the wall above the bathroom closet door, it startled me because he was normally at the bathtub... So I continued talking after that initial shock and I turned around, to look at George... I noticed little things around him... Babies.... A total of 10 baby spiders, plus George. I was fine with George... but the babies... this means war. I refuse to deal with more than one spider. Tomorrow, George and his children are getting bug bombed... I will miss my buddy, George, but he did it to himself by having babies.


Has anyone else had a 'pet' turned 'pest' experience with a random animal in or around your house?

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Re: George the Spider.

Posted 30 August 2012 - 07:42 PM

Yes. Dogs are nice when they are puppies, but once they grow up they'll jump on you every time they see you every chance they get.

Why not just "relocate" George and the babies? How did "George" get babies? Is he a hermaphrodite?
I am against the killing of a living being if you can avoid it. What if you were born as one of "George"'s babies?

Spider Benzoate: Hey mada, look at that huge human person, he's holding something
MaDa George: Don't worry, we're pals.

*Huge human person sprays insecticide*
Spider Benzoate and MaDa George goes to Spider Heaven, where they presumably meet Spiderman, Venom and the Black Widow.

End of story.
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Re: George the Spider.

Posted 30 August 2012 - 09:09 PM

ONSs that turned clingy and crazy... pet to pest fo' sho!



*sigh* Oh George.

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Posted 31 August 2012 - 01:33 AM

Can't you have human friends instead of spider pals, like normal humans? Does programming do this kind of thing? If yes, then
cout << "Bye Bye World";


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Posted 31 August 2012 - 05:38 AM

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Just so you know, spiders don't generally produce babies in lots of ten. One hundred, if you're lucky. e.g the common house spider: "Each egg sac contains from 100 to more than 400 eggs, with a single female producing up to 17 egg sacs. The hatchlings remain in the mother's web for several days. -- http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/American_house_spider"
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Posted 31 August 2012 - 05:43 AM

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I hate spiders, I kill them on sight, no matter how big.



Also, pictures.

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Posted 31 August 2012 - 06:26 AM

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What Creecher said.

I have been known to blow through an entire can of this on one spider:

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I just keep spraying until it stops moving. If it twitches, I spray it again.

And yes, I have been known to drop things, scream like a little girl, stand on a chair, and call someone else to come kill them for me.

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Nasty little buggers. *shudder*
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Re: George the Spider.

Posted 31 August 2012 - 06:57 AM

I'm with you there. I have hated cockroaches too since I was woken up one night by one crawling through my hair. *shivers*
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Posted 31 August 2012 - 07:24 AM

There was a mouse in my apartment last year. We tried various sorts of traps and such, but s/he wasn't going for it. So one night I put some old bread in a shopping bag and left it on the kitchen floor while I was working in the next room. When I heard the sound of munchings and crunchings, I walked into the kitchen, picked up the bag, and released Mickey into the wild.
I did let him keep the bread.
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Posted 31 August 2012 - 07:32 AM

Mice are a different story. I use humane mouse traps:

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I bait it with a little cup of peanut butter, then take the little guys out of town and release them in a field.
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Posted 31 August 2012 - 07:38 AM

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I hate insects, therefore I let spiders live so they eat insects.
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Re: George the Spider.

Posted 31 August 2012 - 07:48 AM

We tried a similar trap - no luck. It was a smaller one, though. Your mice must have thought they'd won a mouse condo in the mouse lottery.
(turns out to have been more of an extended free vacation, no expenses paid)
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Re: George the Spider.

Posted 31 August 2012 - 07:48 AM

View Postno2pencil, on 31 August 2012 - 09:38 AM, said:

I hate insects, therefore I let spiders live so they eat insects.


This, except for giant house spiders. When a flip flop isn't sturdy enough to kill a spider, I just can't cohabitate with it.

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Posted 31 August 2012 - 07:51 AM

Personally I take my pest solutions from those who know it best - The Rescue Rangers.

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Posted 31 August 2012 - 07:58 AM

Spiders: You give 'em an inch; they crawl all over you.
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