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  1. jamesA

    jamesA Well known pissed off telephone guy VIP

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    I need some help. Can anyone identify this monster of a spider? The body is around a nickel in size.

    I just wanna know what kind it is. Haven't decided if I want to catch it and release it away from my back door, even though I have to break one of his support webs to keep from walking into it when I leave for work every morning.

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    lswhitecivic Senior Member

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    I can't tell if it has the signature humps from the angle, but it looks like a cat face spider. Looks bad, but pretty harmless.

    Cat Faced Spider
     
  3. E_SolSi

    E_SolSi Member of the 20 nut club Moderator VIP

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    looks like a female spotted orb weaver

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  4. jamesA

    jamesA Well known pissed off telephone guy VIP

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    Thanks E. Just wanted to make sure she wasn't poisonous to humans. I'm going to catch and release her elsewhere. Don't need to continually walk into her web everytime I leave for work.
     
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    E_SolSi Member of the 20 nut club Moderator VIP

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    the 3 spiders you need to be concerned about in the USA are:
    Brown Recluse
    Black Widow
    Hobo Spider
    if it is one of those three then kill it with extreme prejudice
    if its not one of those then you really dont have to worry about it

    there are a few others that can cause nausea or pain but most are non-aggressive and are not really anything to be concerned about
    they wont bother you if you dont fuck with them

    if they are inside simply relocate them outside where they can continue their job of ridding your area of less desirable pests
    if they are outside leave them be (or relocate them if they are in a bad location for you)


    if you find a Jumping Spider invite that fucker in offer him a beer give him a permanent place to stay and dont charge him rent
    they dont make webs and they will hunt and kill insects and other spiders including the dangerous ones listed above that you dont want around

    they are also cute

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    and Spider-Bro will have your back
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    but seriously those are harmless to you but they will keep your place clear of other spiders and pests... they are your friend :thumbsup:
     
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    reikoshea HS Troll...And Mod Moderator VIP

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    There's one rule in my house for spiders. No touchy. If you touch my foot while i'm taking a shit we're not friends and the empty toilet paper roll is coming for your ass. And stay out of my shower.

    I am pathetically afraid of insects, but I do try and make an exception for spiders, but sometimes that irrational kicks in...usually in the bathroom.
     
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    E_SolSi Member of the 20 nut club Moderator VIP

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    fair enough... everyone has to set their boundaries :thumbsup:
     
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    Celerity Well-Known Member

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    George7777777 used to TORCH those fuckin crawlin' hamburgers when we lived in CT.

    Then I got a brown recluse. I kept him around because he NEVER left the area that I last left him (Of course, he was outside).

    The Wolf spiders DO hurt a bit when they bite, but they don't leave a lasting impression. Mostly Black flies do more damage.
     
  9. SlushboxTeggy

    SlushboxTeggy It's only stupid if it doesn't work VIP

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    I generally let all bugs be. But FUCK centi and milapedes. I hate them. I don't care about the jumping crickets in the garage, I give all spiders a pass, but I'll go out of my way to get one of those ultra multi-legged freaks.
     
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    Maybe slight overkill, maybe!
    Propane torch should do it :D
     
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