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Old 01-09-2019, 10:34 PM
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Originally Posted by All Hat No Cattle View Post
One of the little bastards stung me out by my pool equipment.
Insects sting, spiders bite.
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Old 01-10-2019, 05:35 AM
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Many insects bite, too, like ants, flies, & mosquitoes. But you're right that no spider stings (unless you include other arachnids, like scorpions).
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Old 01-10-2019, 05:58 AM
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Ortho...home defense works awesome.. spray a little in behind the mirror glass.. took care of my mirror spider.
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Old 01-10-2019, 01:17 PM
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Spiders aren't insects, so most outdoor insecticides have no effect on them. If you're trying to get rid of insects, you WANT spiders.

But if you have no insects spiders have nothing to eat.......torch them all!
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Old 01-10-2019, 01:52 PM
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spiders are great to have out here..

They control all the other creepy crawlies. Spiders (the majority) aren't aggressive. They only bite when threatened. I've left huge spiders that are hiding around my home, alone.
Poisonous ones inside, different story. I walked into the kitchen one morning to find that a black widow made a web under my , over-the-range microwave lol
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Old 01-10-2019, 02:07 PM
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my girlfriend is scared to death of spiders. if she sees one, i have to kill it no matter what. they don't bother me, not saying i want them in the house but i don't kill them in the yard when i see them. i've never been bit by one. to kill them, i pinch them, then throw it out the door.
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Old 01-10-2019, 02:11 PM
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Spiders will eat other spiders, fish, mice, small birds/snakes/lizards, centi/millipedes... Not just insects. At my previous (suburban) house, I had a small colony of redbacks (essentially the same as black widows). At this one (rural), I have some burrowing spiders that seem very playful.

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Old 01-10-2019, 07:28 PM
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I mentioned this thing a while back, its called Bugasalt.
Its basically an air gun that shoots a shotgun spray of ordinary table salt.
I've got two of them and use them so much in the Summer i had to rebuild them a few times.
Those things are deadly to insects and small to medium spiders up to around 3 feet.
Also great for killing spiders in the upper corners of bedrooms.

When we were kids we'd go out in the field and catch those big black 'n yellow garden spiders (we called them banana spiders).
Get a dozen or two of them in a jar crawling all over each other and then they start eating each other. lol
Later on we'd shoot them with our pellet guns and if hit just right they explode.
That was way back then and we didn't know any better that they kill all types of insects.

The only spiders i kill these days are in my house and on occasion when a big wolf spider crawls toward me while wrenching under one of my vehicles.
I just pound em with my fist. And yep i always wear gloves when wrenching.
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Old 01-10-2019, 10:13 PM
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Insects sting, spiders bite.
Knowing that makes me feel better, LOL, but I still had a 3" round black and blue mark on my ankle for over a year. And that's with Urgent Care, prescription, shot etc.

Now my policy is: Kill them all, let God reincarnate the good ones. And spare me the bug/spider sympathy.

They started it.
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