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(Daily Mail)   Man who has caught at least forty brown recluse spiders living in his small apartment is trying to observe a peaceful method of co-existence   (dailymail.co.uk ) divider line
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2012-07-26 08:47:07 AM  
Whatever you do don't do a GIS on "brown recluse spider bite".
 
2012-07-26 08:52:27 AM  
i212.photobucket.com
 
2012-07-26 09:27:45 AM  
I was lucky enough to get bit by one many years ago. It hurt like hell and left a scar. TFA didn't mention him doing anything to get rid of them.
 
2012-07-26 09:29:06 AM  
It's an ugly apartment... a bug apartment... an apartment hostile to life as we know it.
 
2012-07-26 09:39:06 AM  
Lots of bugs, huh? If there were only some way of killing those bugs... some way of committing bug-icide or something...
 
2012-07-26 09:47:24 AM  
Better invest in a stun gun.
 
2012-07-26 10:16:11 AM  
I still have a scar on my foot from one.
 
2012-07-26 10:16:42 AM  
He should dress in a big spider costume and make noises like a spider.
 
2012-07-26 10:16:44 AM  

xanadian: Lots of bugs, huh? If there were only some way of killing those bugs... some way of committing bug-icide or something...


Most insecticides don't work well on spiders. But if you kill all the other bugs you've pretty much destroyed their food supply.
 
2012-07-26 10:16:55 AM  
It's a bug hunt!
namedropacid.com
 
2012-07-26 10:17:08 AM  
Burn the place to the ground. It's the only way to be sure.
 
2012-07-26 10:19:03 AM  
I like spiders and am cool with them hanging around, provided that they stay away from my bed. But when we get into brown recluses and those huge farking wolf spiders, all bets are off.

/loves those tiny jumping spiders - they're cute as hell
 
2012-07-26 10:19:18 AM  
narwhaler.com
 
2012-07-26 10:19:54 AM  
I live in Arizona, near a mountain preserve. Lots of spiders and scorpions. I got a cat for inside, and chickens in my yard. Every now and then I see a sweet ant, but other than that I am bug/spider free.

If you've ever seen a chicken stalk a bug or lizard, it's about the most hilarious thing ever.

/I sound like a hick, but I live in the city.
 
2012-07-26 10:20:03 AM  
Nuke it from orbit. It's the only way to be sure.
 
2012-07-26 10:20:20 AM  

charmbomb: I live in Arizona, near a mountain preserve. Lots of spiders and scorpions. I got a cat for inside, and chickens in my yard. Every now and then I see a sweet ant, but other than that I am bug/spider free.

If you've ever seen a chicken stalk a bug or lizard, it's about the most hilarious thing ever.

/I sound like a hick, but I live in the city.


media.tumblr.com
 
2012-07-26 10:20:51 AM  
Oh HELL no. I'd rather sleep on someone's couch til the lease is up than spend a single hour in that place. Can't he make the landlord pay for an exterminator?
 
2012-07-26 10:21:08 AM  
img25.imageshack.us
 
2012-07-26 10:21:30 AM  

Jon iz teh kewl: charmbomb: I live in Arizona, near a mountain preserve. Lots of spiders and scorpions. I got a cat for inside, and chickens in my yard. Every now and then I see a sweet ant, but other than that I am bug/spider free.

If you've ever seen a chicken stalk a bug or lizard, it's about the most hilarious thing ever.

/I sound like a hick, but I live in the city.

[media.tumblr.com image 442x330]


*her, her and laugh
 
2012-07-26 10:21:31 AM  
"Kill them! Kill them all!"
 
2012-07-26 10:21:47 AM  

Crackers Are a Family Food:
/loves those tiny jumping spiders - they're cute as hell


Yeah, they are!
I'm scared shiatless of spiders, but even I like the jumpers.

/But, alright, if they maintain eye-contact I'm breaking out an axe-deoderant and a lighter.
 
2012-07-26 10:22:01 AM  
Say hello to my "peaceful co-existence" little friend...
www.homedepot.ca
 
2012-07-26 10:22:41 AM  
Clean really good and then bug bomb the place and then do it again and again.
 
2012-07-26 10:23:21 AM  

Crackers Are a Family Food: I like spiders and am cool with them hanging around, provided that they stay away from my bed. But when we get into brown recluses and those huge farking wolf spiders, all bets are off.

/loves those tiny jumping spiders - they're cute as hell


My wife freaks about wolf spiders. i grew up with them and was fascinated when I saw them running around with hundreds of babies on their backs. I guess that's why the don't freak me out.

I caught a brown recluse in my upstairs master bath sink a couple of weeks ago. That prompted a call for a follow up spray to our exterminator. My brother got bit by one right on top of his spine. He was in ICU for 3 days while they observed to see if the venom went into his spinal column. Thankfully it didn't.
 
2012-07-26 10:23:37 AM  
i.dailymail.co.uk

It must suck, living in an apartment rife with spiders, and being a mime.
 
2012-07-26 10:25:50 AM  

Headso: Clean really good and then bug bomb the place and then do it again and again.


Simple glue traps will get some of them as well. He could have been putting those down with the time he wasted AW'ing to the media.
 
2012-07-26 10:27:04 AM  

charmbomb: Jon iz teh kewl: charmbomb: I live in Arizona, near a mountain preserve. Lots of spiders and scorpions. I got a cat for inside, and chickens in my yard. Every now and then I see a sweet ant, but other than that I am bug/spider free.

If you've ever seen a chicken stalk a bug or lizard, it's about the most hilarious thing ever.

/I sound like a hick, but I live in the city.

[media.tumblr.com image 442x330]

*her, her and laugh


i was referring to the brown recluse ON YOUR BACK!!! him
 
2012-07-26 10:27:29 AM  

Mr. Potatoass: [i.dailymail.co.uk image 468x286]

It must suck, living in an apartment rife with spiders, and being a mime.


Won't someone think of the spiders? They room with a farking mime.
 
2012-07-26 10:28:05 AM  
Well...since no one else has.

I give you...Brown Recluse Bites!
 
2012-07-26 10:30:36 AM  

Walker: Whatever you do don't do a GIS on "brown recluse spider bite".


This. Dear god so much this.
 
2012-07-26 10:32:58 AM  
Black widows I can peacefully co-exist with - humans aren't their prey. But no farking way would I tolerate brown recluses.
 
2012-07-26 10:35:34 AM  
Yay Spider Thread!

I had a brown recluse that lived outside my back door in an apartment way back when I was in college. I let him be, he never tried to get in the house... Come to think of it, that apartment area had a plethora of various spider friends around. Once I found what appeared to be a tarantula, though I know it wasn't. As large as my hand, light brown, hairy, and he didn't carry his body completely off the ground when he walked like a tarantula does... anyone knows what he might have been? Anyways, he was sitting right at my front door step after I took the dog for a walk, the dog (a puppy at the time) jumped backwards when he saw him, freaking hilarious.

Also had an argiope build a web above my front door at the same place... he was beautiful.
 
2012-07-26 10:35:38 AM  

abfalter: It's a bug hunt!
[namedropacid.com image 262x288]


browntweedsociety.files.wordpress.com
Spiders?! You said bugs, man. We're in some real pretty shiat now man, wha are we gonna do
 
2012-07-26 10:35:58 AM  
nope nope nope
 
2012-07-26 10:38:07 AM  
media.ny1.com

will shatner had a similar problem.
 
2012-07-26 10:39:04 AM  
Showtime!

www.gonewiththetwins.com
 
2012-07-26 10:41:06 AM  

AbbeySomeone: Headso: Clean really good and then bug bomb the place and then do it again and again.

Simple glue traps will get some of them as well. He could have been putting those down with the time he wasted AW'ing to the media.


The photo of the three dead spiders in the article looks like they are attached to a glue trap.
 
2012-07-26 10:41:21 AM  
1) I was in Omaha last year.. Gaaaaaaaaahhhhh!!!!!

2) Still have a scar on my arm from one of the bastards that bit me 25 years ago.

3) I would move right the fark out. Peaceful co-existence, my ass.
 
2012-07-26 10:43:14 AM  
Brown recluse do not recognize your right to exist. Move. Out.
 
2012-07-26 10:43:29 AM  

MindStalker: xanadian: Lots of bugs, huh? If there were only some way of killing those bugs... some way of committing bug-icide or something...

Most insecticides don't work well on spiders. But if you kill all the other bugs you've pretty much destroyed their food supply.


I dont understand why he doesnt just swat with a flyswatter, step on em with a shoe, whatever.
 
2012-07-26 10:44:26 AM  
Ha! At a rental home in Garden Grove, I killed at least a dozen black widows over a 18 month period. At least a dozen.

I found that Tiki Torches work great, esp. since they seem to LOVE gutter downspouts. They also loved the cinder block "fence" between the neighbors, and that cinder block had quite a few small holes to hide in....
 
2012-07-26 10:45:30 AM  
It's an 'apartment'... right?

Why the FARK does he still live there?!?!

Oh... dailyfailonline.

Now I know why.
 
2012-07-26 10:47:21 AM  
We have them in our house too and have done everything possible to eradicate them. I keep having horrific nightmares about one biting my dick. I mean...you get bit and then you have to watch your effing flesh irreparably necrotize away over the next few weeks.

CAN YOU farkING IMAGINE THE HORROR?

/don't sleep well.
 
2012-07-26 10:48:53 AM  

CapeFearCadaver: Yay Spider Thread!

I had a brown recluse that lived outside my back door in an apartment way back when I was in college. I let him be, he never tried to get in the house... Come to think of it, that apartment area had a plethora of various spider friends around. Once I found what appeared to be a tarantula, though I know it wasn't. As large as my hand, light brown, hairy, and he didn't carry his body completely off the ground when he walked like a tarantula does... anyone knows what he might have been? Anyways, he was sitting right at my front door step after I took the dog for a walk, the dog (a puppy at the time) jumped backwards when he saw him, freaking hilarious.

Also had an argiope build a web above my front door at the same place... he was beautiful.


Wolf spider most likely.
 
2012-07-26 10:48:56 AM  
I used to rent an office that was infested with brown recluses. They are tought o get rid of. Multiple sealings and fumigatings are the only way to get rid of them, and even then, they will probably come back.

But the good news is they are called recluses for a good reason.

My favorite spider is the garden spider. My grandmother used to have giant ones in her garden every summer.

www.whatsthatbug.com
 
2012-07-26 10:51:27 AM  

RabidRythmDivas: I used to rent an office that was infested with brown recluses. They are tought o get rid of. Multiple sealings and fumigatings are the only way to get rid of them, and even then, they will probably come back.

But the good news is they are called recluses for a good reason.

My favorite spider is the garden spider. My grandmother used to have giant ones in her garden every summer.

[www.whatsthatbug.com image 476x550]


I was visiting a plantation in Savannah a few years back, walking the grounds and checking things out. Very swampy with spanish moss, etc. Those spiders were the size of dinner plates and had huge webs that were just a foot or two above your head on the pathways.
 
2012-07-26 10:54:00 AM  
i42.photobucket.com
 
2012-07-26 10:54:31 AM  
I'm not really squeamish about bugs in general, but those things are horrific!

Still not as oogy as a house centipede, though. Those things are a total horror show!
 
2012-07-26 10:57:07 AM  

kidgenius: Wolf spider most likely.


I'm looking at GIS right now, and while some of the pictures of especially the Carolina wolf spider does look like him, the pictures that do show some amount of scale are way too small. This guy was Huge. As large if not larger than a decent sized human hand. There's a couple pics that look almost identical, but no scale reference...
 
2012-07-26 11:00:28 AM  

CapeFearCadaver: This guy was Huge.


At the time I almost thought he was someone's pet who got loose.
 
2012-07-26 11:01:08 AM  
I once hit a wolf spider with a stick and it made a "splat" sound.

Around my house, spiders don't have Geneva convention rights. We have brown recluse and black widows and I'm not shy with the Raid House & Garden.

It's just not worth risking a bite to be all peacenick and mellow about the spiders, especially with two small kids poking, lurking, and crawling into every nook and cranny everywhere.
 
2012-07-26 11:04:54 AM  
The dude from the article clearly needs a Glock.
 
2012-07-26 11:06:21 AM  

CapeFearCadaver: CapeFearCadaver: This guy was Huge.

At the time I almost thought he was someone's pet who got loose.


we have barn spiders that are really big...
 
2012-07-26 11:07:24 AM  
I have a deal with the spiders at my house.

If I see you, I kill you.
 
2012-07-26 11:10:20 AM  

durbnpoisn: Still not as oogy as a house centipede, though. Those things are a total horror show!


Real horrorshow, my droogies.
 
2012-07-26 11:11:01 AM  
Brake Cleaner+Lighter

Let the chips fall where they may.
 
2012-07-26 11:11:24 AM  

durbnpoisn: I'm not really squeamish about bugs in general, but those things are horrific!

Still not as oogy as a house centipede, though. Those things are a total horror show!


I hate those things! I can't get comfortable on the toilet because of the thought of one under the rim crawling out and onto my butt.
 
2012-07-26 11:14:50 AM  
You think the brown recluse are bad, don't ever mess with a Sydney Funnel Web. Vicious little bastards.
 
2012-07-26 11:15:19 AM  
This thread needs more pictures.

t2.gstatic.com
 
2012-07-26 11:15:37 AM  
eff that
 
2012-07-26 11:17:32 AM  
hell no.

just . . . HELL NO
 
2012-07-26 11:17:37 AM  
I've got a nasty scar on my chest where one of the little b'tards got me. The doc had to cut out a 2" round chunk of flesh to keep the infection from spreading.
 
2012-07-26 11:18:42 AM  
40 brown recluse spiders? He must have 400 other bugs in the place, then. Brown recluses will cannibalize each other if there's an overpopulation. Unless they all have plenty of food.
 
2012-07-26 11:19:56 AM  
they have the article at the bottom about the greek runner who was booted from the olympics. Although it is somewhat of a non story, there is something like 20 pics in there since she is smoking hot. Just sayin'
 
2012-07-26 11:20:34 AM  
Nuke the site from orbit. It's the only way to be sure.

Seriously, I'd be out of there after about 3 of those things. 40? Hell no.
 
2012-07-26 11:25:14 AM  

RabidRythmDivas: I used to rent an office that was infested with brown recluses. They are tought o get rid of. Multiple sealings and fumigatings are the only way to get rid of them, and even then, they will probably come back.

But the good news is they are called recluses for a good reason.

My favorite spider is the garden spider. My grandmother used to have giant ones in her garden every summer.

[www.whatsthatbug.com image 476x550]


We called them Corn Spiders where I grew up.
 
2012-07-26 11:25:43 AM  
Aerosol can
+
lighter
=
Fun way to kill an afternoon.

It's like a magnifying glass and ants, endless entertainment.With an infestation like that though? Probably need some VX Nerve Gas to fumigate the place.. it's the only way to be sure!
 
2012-07-26 11:26:18 AM  

kidgenius: RabidRythmDivas: I used to rent an office that was infested with brown recluses. They are tought o get rid of. Multiple sealings and fumigatings are the only way to get rid of them, and even then, they will probably come back.

But the good news is they are called recluses for a good reason.

My favorite spider is the garden spider. My grandmother used to have giant ones in her garden every summer.

[www.whatsthatbug.com image 476x550]

I was visiting a plantation in Savannah a few years back, walking the grounds and checking things out. Very swampy with spanish moss, etc. Those spiders were the size of dinner plates and had huge webs that were just a foot or two above your head on the pathways.


They seem to thrive in Southern climates and get enormous. They don't usually bother people and can be quite beneficial at keeping other bugs down.
 
2012-07-26 11:26:41 AM  

Headso: Clean really good all your stuff out and then bug fire bomb the place and then do it again and again get the hell outta Omaha.


/Just a suggestion.
 
2012-07-26 11:26:57 AM  

RabidRythmDivas: I used to rent an office that was infested with brown recluses. They are tought o get rid of. Multiple sealings and fumigatings are the only way to get rid of them, and even then, they will probably come back.

But the good news is they are called recluses for a good reason.

My favorite spider is the garden spider. My grandmother used to have giant ones in her garden every summer.

[www.whatsthatbug.com image 476x550]


Best parts about garden spiders?
1). they don't move much. You will almost always find them in the dead center of their web.
2). They are big and colorful, which means you won't just come up on one and be surprised.
3). They don't like to be bothered. I had one who built a web on my hose bib a week ago. I would reach around to turn it on, but one day i pulled too hard on the hose and the manifold moved and messed her web up. Next day, she was gone. SHe moved to the back of the house where no one would bother her.
They are the only spider i will actively protect. RIP Gordon spider. Long live Gordon Spider II.
 
2012-07-26 11:27:48 AM  
Scutigera coleoptrata laughs at arachnids and challenges any of 'em to a 1 on 1.

www.armesphoto.com
 
2012-07-26 11:28:45 AM  

TheYeti: I have a deal with the spiders at my house.

If I see you, I kill you.


Wrong mentality. That way, they hide all the time and then you put your shoe on and blam, you're dead.

The real deal is, make yourself visible, no sudden movements, and no hiding in my shoes.
 
2012-07-26 11:29:14 AM  

tonguedepressor: Scutigera coleoptrata laughs at arachnids and challenges any of 'em to a 1 on 1.

[www.armesphoto.com image 800x600]


Nuke it from orbit...
 
2012-07-26 11:29:37 AM  

Public Savant: Crackers Are a Family Food:
/loves those tiny jumping spiders - they're cute as hell

Yeah, they are!
I'm scared shiatless of spiders, but even I like the jumpers.

/But, alright, if they maintain eye-contact I'm breaking out an axe-deoderant and a lighter.


So they can die dateless and in a painful fire?
 
2012-07-26 11:31:12 AM  

kidgenius: CapeFearCadaver: Yay Spider Thread!

I had a brown recluse that lived outside my back door in an apartment way back when I was in college. I let him be, he never tried to get in the house... Come to think of it, that apartment area had a plethora of various spider friends around. Once I found what appeared to be a tarantula, though I know it wasn't. As large as my hand, light brown, hairy, and he didn't carry his body completely off the ground when he walked like a tarantula does... anyone knows what he might have been? Anyways, he was sitting right at my front door step after I took the dog for a walk, the dog (a puppy at the time) jumped backwards when he saw him, freaking hilarious.

Also had an argiope build a web above my front door at the same place... he was beautiful.

Wolf spider most likely.


I didn't mean to scare the puppy!
 
2012-07-26 11:31:27 AM  

CapeFearCadaver: kidgenius: Wolf spider most likely.

I'm looking at GIS right now, and while some of the pictures of especially the Carolina wolf spider does look like him, the pictures that do show some amount of scale are way too small. This guy was Huge. As large if not larger than a decent sized human hand. There's a couple pics that look almost identical, but no scale reference...


Your earlier post kind of read like the best "Missed Connection" Craigslist ad ever.
 
2012-07-26 11:32:53 AM  

swahnhennessy: 40 brown recluse spiders? He must have 400 other bugs in the place, then. Brown recluses will cannibalize each other if there's an overpopulation. Unless they all have plenty of food.


And eventually he'll be left with the biggest, meanest, most venomous spider in the place. Sleep tight
 
2012-07-26 11:32:57 AM  

mortimer_ford: Public Savant: Crackers Are a Family Food:
/loves those tiny jumping spiders - they're cute as hell

Yeah, they are!
I'm scared shiatless of spiders, but even I like the jumpers.

/But, alright, if they maintain eye-contact I'm breaking out an axe-deoderant and a lighter.

So they can die dateless and in a painful fire?


ha.
 
2012-07-26 11:33:48 AM  

CapeFearCadaver: kidgenius: Wolf spider most likely.

I'm looking at GIS right now, and while some of the pictures of especially the Carolina wolf spider does look like him, the pictures that do show some amount of scale are way too small. This guy was Huge. As large if not larger than a decent sized human hand. There's a couple pics that look almost identical, but no scale reference...


Wolf spiders can get pretty big. I've seen them almost hand sized in New England; I imagine they can get larger in certain parts of the country.
 
2012-07-26 11:34:32 AM  

Mr. Potatoass: [i.dailymail.co.uk image 468x286]

It must suck, living in an apartment rife with spiders, and being a mime.


http://www.theonion.com/articles/meth-addicts-demand-government-addre s s-nations-gro,2137/


o.onionstatic.com
 
2012-07-26 11:36:04 AM  
i.ebayimg.com

Dodge this. Works on insects, and spiders can't fly away, so...
 
2012-07-26 11:36:34 AM  

Jack Kerouac: CapeFearCadaver: kidgenius: Wolf spider most likely.

I'm looking at GIS right now, and while some of the pictures of especially the Carolina wolf spider does look like him, the pictures that do show some amount of scale are way too small. This guy was Huge. As large if not larger than a decent sized human hand. There's a couple pics that look almost identical, but no scale reference...

Wolf spiders can get pretty big. I've seen them almost hand sized in New England; I imagine they can get larger in certain parts of the country.


I live in Idaho, just had a wolf spider invade my kitchen. Thing was about the size of your average tarantula. At first I thought it might be one(very unusual for my neck of the woods. never seen one here) until I got closer to it and realized it was just a wolf spider. Made a great splat noise when I killed it.
 
2012-07-26 11:37:45 AM  
Just let loose 40 of these
tucsoncitizen.com
That should cure your spider problem.
 
2012-07-26 11:38:16 AM  
farm9.staticflickr.com

Found this lovely making a nest on the other side of my patio glass. busy little thing. efficient to. waited till dusk when the light from the house attracts the tasty morsels to the glass. Watched it capture and eat abotu a half dozen various flying things. The next day the web was gone.
 
2012-07-26 11:39:22 AM  

AbbeySomeone: Headso: Clean really good and then bug bomb the place and then do it again and again.

Simple glue traps will get some of them as well. He could have been putting those down with the time he wasted AW'ing to the media.


He was. Local media showed some of the traps with quite a few of the nasty little critters stuck to it. Big, thumb-sized little monsters too.

Why isn't the landlord doing anything about it? He should be told by the city to "spray out your spider farm or get cited".
 
2012-07-26 11:39:57 AM  
images3.wikia.nocookie.net

25.media.tumblr.com

/obligatory
 
2012-07-26 11:42:42 AM  
What a spider on me looks like:
studio.nathanielguy.com

How I feel:
images4.wikia.nocookie.net
/with much less smiling.
 
2012-07-26 11:47:30 AM  

thismomentinblackhistory: Your earlier post kind of read like the best "Missed Connection" Craigslist ad ever.


Bwahaha... good idea.
 
2012-07-26 11:51:06 AM  
I have a LOT of experience with brown recluse spiders...a while back I bought a home in the country that was unoccupied for 8 months prior....killed 30 in the first two weeks, but was never bit. The next house I occupied had them all over the place, so I have yet another infestation to deal with. They are very popular in the southeast, particularly TN, GA, MS, AL, FL, SC/NC, OK, MO.

HOW TO DEAL WITH BROWN RECLUSE SPIDERS

Here is my short thesis on dealing with a recluse infestation. Free of charge.

1. Once you have 'em, you always have 'em.

Brown recluse spiders live up to their name, and the rule is if you see one, you have 25. They are amazingly resilient to conventional treatment techniques, and can survive without food and with barely little air for as long as 6 months. Fog bombs will scare them out of their hiding, but they are good at finding nooks and crannies in the walls/attic that the fog does not reach, and they sit and wait.

2. Bite prevention

In parallel with this article, most recluse bites occur while you are sleeping. The recluse typically follows the wall line, and will climb up any obstacles. They do not attack, and will flee if endangered, but if you roll over onto one such that there is no escape, that's when they bite. So, like the article states, move the bed away from the wall, lift/remove bedskirts or bedding that touches the floor, and I also suggest glue traps around the bed legs.

As for round-the-house safety, always wear socks, and keep a very keen eye on the floor at all times. If your infestation is bad, you will often find the spiders in places where water sits: sinks, tubs, toilets, etc. So always check any water source for spiders prior to use. Get in the habit of checking for spiders wherever you walk, and wherever/whenever you might place your hands. Also, do not EVER reach your hand under/behind something like furniture, etc, without first checking to make sure it is safe. Since furniture is rarely moved, recluses tend to occupy those spaces.

It is also important to not leave clothes/shoes on the floor, as recluses tend to hide in them. If moving a pile or a shoe, be extremely careful when you do so, cuz the recluses will literally jump out. Oh yeah, and recluses can jump, so if you see one on the wall, do not get close to it.

Next, be absolutely paranoid about opening boxes and containers, particularly if they've been sitting on the floor, or outside on the ground. Recluse love to live in boxes, especially cardboard boxes. If you have an LP collection, be very careful when moving the records around.

Finally, clean often, and move the furniture to clean often, as that will often scare them out of hiding.

3. Treatment

As I mentioned before, conventional treatment is not very successful, and no treatment is 100% effective...once you got 'em, you always have 'em. However, you can dramatically reduce the population to the point of little worry doing the following things:
1) set at least two glue traps per wall in the house, and change them as soon as they catch a spider (if you let spiders build up, other recluses will use the filled traps as a food source).
Then, 2) set fog bombs in the attic and basement. This will greatly increase your recluse exposure, but the glue traps will likely catch most of them.
3) Use the harshest professional insecticide possible around the outside of the house and in your yard.
4) Remove any and all piles of debris (firewood piles especially) anywhere near your house.
5) Avoid storing anything on floors, especially in basements and attics...recluse love to live inside boxes.
6) "rinse and repeat" -- do these treatments 3 or 4 times a year. If the recluse live in your yard, they also live in all your neighbors' yards, and it is only a matter of time before they return.
7) If you have garden spiders (which are often mistaken for recluses), do not kill them. Garden spiders are faster than recluses, and love using recluses as a food source.

4. Bite treatment

If think you've been bitten by a recluse, kill the spider with the least amount of bodily mutation as possible and try to collect it (I'll tell you why in a minute). Take a Benadryl right away, and GO TO THE HOSPITAL. DO NOT WAIT. Hospitals with experience in recluse bites know that it's easier to prevent the resulting necrosis the earlier it is treated. Note, however, that hospitals generally want to have the biting spider so that they can test the venom for the necrosis bacteria, and to make sure it is actually a recluse (garden spiders are often mistaken for recluses).

Again DO NOT WAIT to treat it. As you will see in a GIS, a recluse necrosis bite can be so bad that amputation becomes a possible necessity. Yes, they hurt like hell and yes it is gross.

Hope that helps...and if you need to use this information, you have my deepest sympathies.
 
2012-07-26 11:51:51 AM  

branchtroy: [farm9.staticflickr.com image 720x540]

Found this lovely making a nest on the other side of my patio glass. busy little thing. efficient to. waited till dusk when the light from the house attracts the tasty morsels to the glass. Watched it capture and eat abotu a half dozen various flying things. The next day the web was gone.


Got the same situation with the same kind of spider on my porch door(the kind with a window). She even cleans up her web in the morning. I use the door in the day and she uses it at night.
 
2012-07-26 11:54:21 AM  

Bruxellensis: This thread needs more pictures.

[t2.gstatic.com image 225x225]


That is not actually a recluse...the identifying mark of a recluse is a brown/tan body with a violin-shaped dark mark on its back. Garden spiders and other similar breeds are often mistaken for recluse. The picture you showed might be some different breed of recluse, but I've never seen/heard of it.
 
2012-07-26 11:56:02 AM  

Macinfarker: I have a LOT of experience with brown recluse spiders...a while back I bought a home in the country that was unoccupied for 8 months prior....killed 30 in the first two weeks, but was never bit. The next house I occupied had them all over the place, so I have yet another infestation to deal with. They are very popular in the southeast, particularly TN, GA, MS, AL, FL, SC/NC, OK, MO.

HOW TO DEAL WITH BROWN RECLUSE SPIDERS

Here is my short thesis on dealing with a recluse infestation. Free of charge.

Move.


FTFM.
 
2012-07-26 11:56:29 AM  

Macinfarker: HOW TO DEAL WITH BROWN RECLUSE SPIDERS


Oh, I forgot one more thing: if you have a recluse infestation, DO NOT where clothing that brushes the floor. Also, if the infestation is really bad, where clothing (like sweat pants) that fits right around the ankles. Many bites occur in workshop areas where the recluse crawls up the pant leg, and when the person moves or feels something on their leg and swats at it, the immediate threat will cause the recluse to bite.
 
2012-07-26 11:57:39 AM  

tonguedepressor: Scutigera coleoptrata laughs at arachnids and challenges any of 'em to a 1 on 1.


www.armesphoto.com



So much this.

I bet this idiot's first mistake was squashing every one of those things whenever he saw them. If he'd let them live, there wouldn't be so damn many spiders around.

Unless you have a cockroach or bedbug or termite problem, and provided you don't live like a filthy pig, the only pest control most people need is a healthy population of those guys and the occasional ant bait. You won't even know they're there most of the time.
 
2012-07-26 11:59:28 AM  

probesport: Macinfarker: I have a LOT of experience with brown recluse spiders...a while back I bought a home in the country that was unoccupied for 8 months prior....killed 30 in the first two weeks, but was never bit. The next house I occupied had them all over the place, so I have yet another infestation to deal with. They are very popular in the southeast, particularly TN, GA, MS, AL, FL, SC/NC, OK, MO.

HOW TO DEAL WITH BROWN RECLUSE SPIDERS

Here is my short thesis on dealing with a recluse infestation. Free of charge.

Move.

FTFM.


Also good advice :-)...however, if you live in a part of the country where recluses are common, the only way to avoid them is to move into a brand new development that has had nearly all of its land bulldozed. Any neighborhood in the southeast more than 30 years old is likely to have them everywhere.

If you must have a garage, make it detached as well. Recluses are very common in garages and sheds.
 
2012-07-26 11:59:41 AM  
This is why I like to keep Daddy-Long-Legs in dark areas such as closets, shoe racks, and behind TV's. They leave horrible cluttery nests but I've seen them drop onto other spider's webs and straight up murder the occupant. They'll kill anything spidery and I've never been bitten handling as they are probably one of the most cowardly insects in the world.
 
2012-07-26 12:02:04 PM  

tonguedepressor: Scutigera coleoptrata laughs at arachnids and challenges any of 'em to a 1 on 1.

[www.armesphoto.com image 800x600]


Yes, they're creepy as fark, but (a) they kill the REAL pests and (b) if you have them, you should probably spray for pests. ;)
 
2012-07-26 12:02:58 PM  

phaseolus: tonguedepressor: Scutigera coleoptrata laughs at arachnids and challenges any of 'em to a 1 on 1.


[www.armesphoto.com image 100x75]


So much this.

I bet this idiot's first mistake was squashing every one of those things whenever he saw them. If he'd let them live, there wouldn't be so damn many spiders around.

Unless you have a cockroach or bedbug or termite problem, and provided you don't live like a filthy pig, the only pest control most people need is a healthy population of those guys and the occasional ant bait. You won't even know they're there most of the time.


Yup. Centipedes are OK in my book. Just...stay hidden, you creepy little farkers...
 
2012-07-26 12:05:21 PM  
disclaimer to my earlier post -- I live where winters are cold, so there's a lot about warm climate bugs that I *don't* know.
 
2012-07-26 12:06:58 PM  

phaseolus: disclaimer to my earlier post -- I live where winters are cold, so there's a lot about warm climate bugs that I *don't* know.


Ha...yeah MN does not have recluse spiders. I should move there.
 
2012-07-26 12:07:06 PM  

Macinfarker: Bruxellensis: This thread needs more pictures.

[t2.gstatic.com image 225x225]

That is not actually a recluse...the identifying mark of a recluse is a brown/tan body with a violin-shaped dark mark on its back. Garden spiders and other similar breeds are often mistaken for recluse. The picture you showed might be some different breed of recluse, but I've never seen/heard of it.


It's not a recluse, but a common "house spider." GIS for "house spider" and you'll see multiple angles of this species. I kill about 10 of them every year in my basement. I don't know if they're poisonous or not.
 
2012-07-26 12:10:03 PM  

xanadian: phaseolus: tonguedepressor: Scutigera coleoptrata laughs at arachnids and challenges any of 'em to a 1 on 1.


[www.armesphoto.com image 100x75]


So much this.

I bet this idiot's first mistake was squashing every one of those things whenever he saw them. If he'd let them live, there wouldn't be so damn many spiders around.

Unless you have a cockroach or bedbug or termite problem, and provided you don't live like a filthy pig, the only pest control most people need is a healthy population of those guys and the occasional ant bait. You won't even know they're there most of the time.

Yup. Centipedes are OK in my book. Just...stay hidden, you creepy little farkers...


I don't get why everyone is terrified of these, not least of all my own daughter. We have these and always called em water bugs and they are so fragile you can't even pick one up w/o legs falling off.

My 22 yr old daughter shiats brix at the mere sight of one.
 
2012-07-26 12:10:36 PM  

Bruxellensis: It's not a recluse, but a common "house spider." GIS for "house spider" and you'll see multiple angles of this species. I kill about 10 of them every year in my basement. I don't know if they're poisonous or not.


No more so than mosquitoes in most cases. The thing about spiders, though: if you have spiders, that means they have a food source you haven't yet seen. Spiders generally do not stick around unless something is feeding them. That's why the old wives tale about spiders being good house pets really is not true. Not having spiders is generally a good sign.

In your case, you may want to have your basement checked for fleas, and your walls/attic for wasp/hornet nests. If you don't have any other visible bug population, that's a good thing to check.
 
2012-07-26 12:13:19 PM  
Got bit years ago in my sleep (armpit, seriously), looked like the GIS search of the very most mild bites. I was farking lucky the docs told me. Looking at the GIS gives me the screaming heebee jeebees. No idea it could've been so farking bad.

Exterminator came same farking day. There can be no peace!

Nuke 'em from orbit, it's the only way to be sure.
 
2012-07-26 12:19:15 PM  
Won't somebody... HELLLLP HIMMM!!

4.bp.blogspot.com
 
2012-07-26 12:24:14 PM  

RabidRythmDivas: My favorite spider is the garden spider.


ug. "Favorite spider" is a phrase that is right up there with "favorite venereal infection" or "favorite eye gouging"

durbnpoisn: I'm not really squeamish about bugs in general, but those things are horrific!

Still not as oogy as a house centipede, though. Those things are a total horror show!


1) I totally agree about the centipedes. They skeeve me right the fark out
2) I don't think that phrase means what you think it means
 
2012-07-26 12:24:51 PM  

Macinfarker: Bruxellensis: It's not a recluse, but a common "house spider." GIS for "house spider" and you'll see multiple angles of this species. I kill about 10 of them every year in my basement. I don't know if they're poisonous or not.

No more so than mosquitoes in most cases. The thing about spiders, though: if you have spiders, that means they have a food source you haven't yet seen. Spiders generally do not stick around unless something is feeding them. That's why the old wives tale about spiders being good house pets really is not true. Not having spiders is generally a good sign.

In your case, you may want to have your basement checked for fleas, and your walls/attic for wasp/hornet nests. If you don't have any other visible bug population, that's a good thing to check.


Oh no, I'm well aware of what they're eating, and I've been making it my summer mission to rid my house of all of those pests. I've been having a particularly tough time with earwigs this year.

Then I used this:
s.petco.com

and everything died all around the house. It didn't take long before I wasn't seeing anything in my house, and there was a perimeter of dead earwigs, spiders, caterpillars, moths, wasps, ants, and centipedes surrounding my house. This stuff WORKS.

/read the warning label before use. it's poisonous to humans as well.
 
2012-07-26 12:26:03 PM  

Strategeryz0r: Aerosol can
+
lighter
=
Fun way to kill an afternoon. Surefire method of becoming a fark headline

 
2012-07-26 12:28:40 PM  
 
2012-07-26 12:32:32 PM  

Ctrl-Alt-Del: Strategeryz0r: Aerosol can
+
lighter
=
Fun way to kill an afternoon. Surefire method of becoming a fark headline


I find those two usually go hand in hand.
 
2012-07-26 12:34:23 PM  
Did he see all 40 at once or just one spider 40 times?
Whatever, since he's taking those extra safety measures, I'm sure he be fine for 2 more months, HA! Leave now idiot, the spiders won this one. You're in their house now, it's only a matter of time.
 
2012-07-26 12:50:44 PM  

RabidRythmDivas: I used to rent an office that was infested with brown recluses. They are tought o get rid of. Multiple sealings and fumigatings are the only way to get rid of them, and even then, they will probably come back.

But the good news is they are called recluses for a good reason.

My favorite spider is the garden spider. My grandmother used to have giant ones in her garden every summer.

[www.whatsthatbug.com image 476x550]


My favorite too. We always called them "writing spiders", you'd have to be careful running around the house in the morning because there would sometimes be a giant kid sized web right around the corner.
 
2012-07-26 12:53:24 PM  
Wait, no picture of "clock spider" yet?

I am dissapoint
 
2012-07-26 12:54:48 PM  

blatz514: Wait, no picture of "clock spider" yet?

I am dissapoint


I read that as "cock spider."

Glad I caught my mistake before going to GIS
 
2012-07-26 12:55:38 PM  
MMMmmmm...necrotizing venom.
 
2012-07-26 12:55:50 PM  
www.hotflick.net
 
2012-07-26 12:57:35 PM  
www.scorsesefilms.com

shooting a spider
 
2012-07-26 12:58:52 PM  

Prevailing Wind: We have them in our house too and have done everything possible to eradicate them. I keep having horrific nightmares about one biting my dick. I mean...you get bit and then you have to watch your effing flesh irreparably necrotize away over the next few weeks.

CAN YOU farkING IMAGINE THE HORROR?

/don't sleep well.


I have killed about 5 brown recluses in the past couple of years in my house. Although I've been concerned, you sir have just terrified me. I think I just went full arachnophob. Thanks. Just thanks.

:\
 
2012-07-26 12:59:41 PM  
One other tidbit of recluse wisdom: recluses shed their skin periodically, so if you see such shed spider skins it might be worth further investigation.
 
2012-07-26 01:00:44 PM  
i703.photobucket.com
 
2012-07-26 01:02:57 PM  

FROGSTOMPER: [i703.photobucket.com image 650x520]


Recluse baby spiders operate under a survival-of-the-fittest mentality, and often eat each other in the process. Brutal.
 
2012-07-26 01:03:43 PM  

Macinfarker: One other tidbit of recluse wisdom: recluses shed their skin periodically, so if you see such shed spider skins it might be worth further investigation.fire bombing you property... just to be safe


FTFY!
 
2012-07-26 01:10:15 PM  

NutWrench: [img25.imageshack.us image 500x325]


Thanks for the nightmare fuel ...

/shudder
 
2012-07-26 01:11:40 PM  

Strategeryz0r: Macinfarker: One other tidbit of recluse wisdom: recluses shed their skin periodically, so if you see such shed spider skins it might be worth further investigation.fire bombing you property... just to be safe

FTFY!


Ha....I wonder if a brown recluse infestation is a defense to arson charges.
 
2012-07-26 01:15:46 PM  

Macinfarker: Strategeryz0r: Macinfarker: One other tidbit of recluse wisdom: recluses shed their skin periodically, so if you see such shed spider skins it might be worth further investigation.fire bombing you property... just to be safe

FTFY!

Ha....I wonder if a brown recluse infestation is a defense to arson charges.


Your honor you don't understand....

They were EVERYWHERE. Destroying my entire apartment building was the only way I could ensure every tenants safety!!!

No I didn't MEAN for that 2 year old to die in the ensuing inferno. But if you want to make an omelet you gotta break a few eggs right?
 
2012-07-26 01:19:53 PM  
Did anybody read the bat story link in this article? Talk about scary.

I should submit the story under the Dumbass tag for the lady "bat expert" that told kids that it was ok to hold the bat.

Too bad i'm so lazy.
 
2012-07-26 01:43:53 PM  

Strategeryz0r: blatz514: Wait, no picture of "clock spider" yet?

I am dissapoint

I read that as "cock spider."

Glad I caught my mistake before going to GIS


That sounds unfortunate. Or a cool porn nickname
 
2012-07-26 01:50:27 PM  
approves

images.wikia.com
 
2012-07-26 02:14:15 PM  
My methods of coexistence: if it's not going after my food or that of my cats, I may try and catch it and let it outside before my cats torture it to death and eat it.
 
2012-07-26 02:38:20 PM  
Meh - this is a news story? Just about everyone I know in the Midwest has dealt with these, and it's rare for people to get bit. Glue traps, glue traps.....
 
2012-07-26 02:55:40 PM  

normalclose: Meh - this is a news story? Just about everyone I know in the Midwest has dealt with these, and it's rare for people to get bit. Glue traps, glue traps.....


If it's in the Daily Fail, it can hardly be considered a news story.
 
2012-07-26 03:34:11 PM  

Hobo Kicker: Prevailing Wind: We have them in our house too and have done everything possible to eradicate them. I keep having horrific nightmares about one biting my dick. I mean...you get bit and then you have to watch your effing flesh irreparably necrotize away over the next few weeks.

CAN YOU farkING IMAGINE THE HORROR?

/don't sleep well.

I have killed about 5 brown recluses in the past couple of years in my house. Although I've been concerned, you sir have just terrified me. I think I just went full arachnophob. Thanks. Just thanks.

:\


Good! I'm glad someone else will spend their nights feverishly clutching their genitals in terror.
 
2012-07-26 03:52:03 PM  
Bullshiat fearmongering. EVERYTHING you've ever heard about recluse bites is pretty much false; at most you get a single tiny black dot of dead skin, and it clears up on its own quite easily. There's never been any proof that they cause the serious necrosis they're accused of.

Arachnologists joke about how often doctors misdiagnose MRSA and other bacterial infections as recluse bites.

There was a family that actually did live with thousands of recluses in their home, not one was ever bitten.
 
2012-07-26 04:49:11 PM  

tonguedepressor: I don't get why everyone is terrified of these, not least of all my own daughter. We have these and always called em water bugs and they are so fragile you can't even pick one up w/o legs falling off.


Why would you try to pick one of those multi-legged mutherfarkers up?

Have to admit, they freak me the hell out, even if they eat other creepy-crawlies.
 
2012-07-26 04:52:44 PM  

Macinfarker: I have a LOT of experience with brown recluse spiders...a while back I bought a home in the country that was unoccupied for 8 months prior....killed 30 in the first two weeks, but was never bit. The next house I occupied had them all over the place, so I have yet another infestation to deal with. They are very popular in the southeast, particularly TN, GA, MS, AL, FL, SC/NC, OK, MO.

HOW TO DEAL WITH BROWN RECLUSE SPIDERS

Here is my short thesis on dealing with a recluse infestation. Free of charge.

1. Once you have 'em, you always have 'em.

Brown recluse spiders live up to their name, and the rule is if you see one, you have 25. They are amazingly resilient to conventional treatment techniques, and can survive without food and with barely little air for as long as 6 months. Fog bombs will scare them out of their hiding, but they are good at finding nooks and crannies in the walls/attic that the fog does not reach, and they sit and wait.

2. Bite prevention

In parallel with this article, most recluse bites occur while you are sleeping. The recluse typically follows the wall line, and will climb up any obstacles. They do not attack, and will flee if endangered, but if you roll over onto one such that there is no escape, that's when they bite. So, like the article states, move the bed away from the wall, lift/remove bedskirts or bedding that touches the floor, and I also suggest glue traps around the bed legs.

As for round-the-house safety, always wear socks, and keep a very keen eye on the floor at all times. If your infestation is bad, you will often find the spiders in places where water sits: sinks, tubs, toilets, etc. So always check any water source for spiders prior to use. Get in the habit of checking for spiders wherever you walk, and wherever/whenever you might place your hands. Also, do not EVER reach your hand under/behind something like furniture, etc, without first checking to make sure it is safe. Since furniture is rarely moved, re ...


Your post makes me want to put one bullet in my brain.

/srsly
 
2012-07-26 05:18:58 PM  

WombatControl: tonguedepressor: I don't get why everyone is terrified of these, not least of all my own daughter. We have these and always called em water bugs and they are so fragile you can't even pick one up w/o legs falling off.

Why would you try to pick one of those multi-legged mutherfarkers up?

Have to admit, they freak me the hell out, even if they eat other creepy-crawlies.


I actually tried to move one alive but they're gel and water.
 
2012-07-26 05:49:50 PM  

RabidRythmDivas: I used to rent an office that was infested with brown recluses. They are tought o get rid of. Multiple sealings and fumigatings are the only way to get rid of them, and even then, they will probably come back.

But the good news is they are called recluses for a good reason.

My favorite spider is the garden spider. My grandmother used to have giant ones in her garden every summer.

[www.whatsthatbug.com image 476x550]


You see that thing it's holding? It's a black cat. Bite your head off, man.

Macinfarker: If think you've been bitten by a recluse, kill the spider with the least amount of bodily mutation as possible and try to collect it (I'll tell you why in a minute). Take a Benadryl right away, and GO TO THE HOSPITAL. DO NOT WAIT. Hospitals with experience in recluse bites know that it's easier to prevent the resulting necrosis the earlier it is treated. Note, however, that hospitals generally want to have the biting spider so that they can test the venom for the necrosis bacteria, and to make sure it is actually a recluse (garden spiders are often mistaken for recluses).


I've read a lot on recluse bites but never anything implying that they carry certain necrotizing bacteria in the venom. The gangrenous lesions are from the hemolytic enzymes and various proteases (primarily sphingomyelinase D) in the venom, not because it carries some strain of necrotizing fasciitis. The hospital may treat the patient with antibiotics to stall any secondary infections (with large lesions from the bites, any bacteria - primarily MRSA - can cause even more extensive damage and systemic infections), but that's mainly a preventive measure.
 
2012-07-26 06:32:10 PM  

LL316: Mr. Potatoass: [i.dailymail.co.uk image 468x286]

It must suck, living in an apartment rife with spiders, and being a mime.

Won't someone think of the spiders? They room with a farking mime.


I was literally running out the door to go to work, when I posted this.
Your tag on that post kicked ass.

/Internet fist bump
 
2012-07-26 06:34:54 PM  

Mr. Potatoass: [i.dailymail.co.uk image 468x286]

It must suck, living in an apartment rife with spiders, and being a mime.


No one can hear you scream.
 
2012-07-26 06:57:24 PM  
Scutigera coleoptrata: from the Latin, I believe, for sucks-from-you-the-will-to-live
 
2012-07-26 08:01:47 PM  
May the Blessings of the Bomb Almighty, and the Fellowship of the Holy Fallout, descend upon us all. This day and forever more.
 
2012-07-26 08:38:31 PM  

th0th: I've read a lot on recluse bites but never anything implying that they carry certain necrotizing bacteria in the venom. The gangrenous lesions are from the hemolytic enzymes and various proteases (primarily sphingomyelinase D) in the venom, not because it carries some strain of necrotizing fasciitis. The hospital may treat the patient with antibiotics to stall any secondary infections (with large lesions from the bites, any bacteria - primarily MRSA - can cause even more extensive damage and systemic infections), but that's mainly a preventive measure.


Okay, I'm not that educated...I just know that hospitals like to test the venom for whatever it is that leads to the necrosis. I called it the "necrosis bacteria" for lack of a better term.

Also, from what I recall, only 1 in 10 bites move past the bite stage and begin necrosis.
 
2012-07-26 08:41:58 PM  

casual disregard: Your post makes me want to put one bullet in my brain.


Sorry...but with all the infestations I've dealt with in the past, following all those rules about prevention have kept me from getting bitten. I decided to take things much more seriously when I lifted my arse off the toilet to see a recluse waiting inside the bowl. Guess the fumes got him high or something...was very luck to keep my butt that day.
 
2012-07-26 08:50:24 PM  

Macinfarker: casual disregard: Your post makes me want to put one bullet in my brain.

Sorry...but with all the infestations I've dealt with in the past, following all those rules about prevention have kept me from getting bitten. I decided to take things much more seriously when I lifted my arse off the toilet to see a recluse waiting inside the bowl. Guess the fumes got him high or something...was very luck to keep my butt that day.


That's fine. I just think that I personally would be better off with a bullet in my brain.
 
2012-07-26 09:45:23 PM  

Bruxellensis: Macinfarker: Bruxellensis: It's not a recluse, but a common "house spider." GIS for "house spider" and you'll see multiple angles of this species. I kill about 10 of them every year in my basement. I don't know if they're poisonous or not.

No more so than mosquitoes in most cases. The thing about spiders, though: if you have spiders, that means they have a food source you haven't yet seen. Spiders generally do not stick around unless something is feeding them. That's why the old wives tale about spiders being good house pets really is not true. Not having spiders is generally a good sign.

In your case, you may want to have your basement checked for fleas, and your walls/attic for wasp/hornet nests. If you don't have any other visible bug population, that's a good thing to check.

Oh no, I'm well aware of what they're eating, and I've been making it my summer mission to rid my house of all of those pests. I've been having a particularly tough time with earwigs this year.

Then I used this:
[s.petco.com image 350x350]

and everything died all around the house. It didn't take long before I wasn't seeing anything in my house, and there was a perimeter of dead earwigs, spiders, caterpillars, moths, wasps, ants, and centipedes surrounding my house. This stuff WORKS.

/read the warning label before use. it's poisonous to humans as well.


Tempo is beta-cyfluthrin. Demon and Cynoff are 40% cypermethrin (these are variants of a class of synthetic pyrethrins, derivative of oranganic insecticide found in certain flowers). Demon and Cynoff are everything Tempo is but less expensive, and when used correctly, not dangerous to humans or pets. Cynoff (what I use) is cheaper than Demon. You may or may not be able to get some of this stuff in certain states.
 
2012-07-26 09:54:58 PM  
I recently cleared out an infestation in my shed of brown recluse spiders. When I realized they were there I wanted them all gone, dead, nothing left in there and unlivable for any type of bug. Spider, centipede, flea, mosquito. Didn't care, all dead all gone. I got the strongest stuff I could find, every type of chemical that would work to kill bugs. I went to town, it was a bug armageddon in there. Killed them all. After killing about 5 of the brown recluse I started to feel bad for killing them. They wanted nothing to do with me, they weren't the vicious bite you when they had the chance spiders they were made out to be. In fact it was the complete opposite. They would hide wherever they could find a spot when I put a flashlight on them. They were not fast nor looking to bite me in any way. They just wanted to hide and get away. I killed about 15 of them. Sized from the size of a dime to the size of a half dollar. Still don't really like that I had to do it but if us or the dogs have gotten bitten by them I'd have felt even worse. There are no spiders in the shed anymore and I spray to keep them out. It's not worth the risk involved.
 
2012-07-26 10:42:52 PM  

scythemantis: Bullshiat fearmongering. EVERYTHING you've ever heard about recluse bites is pretty much false; at most you get a single tiny black dot of dead skin, and it clears up on its own quite easily. There's never been any proof that they cause the serious necrosis they're accused of.

Arachnologists joke about how often doctors misdiagnose MRSA and other bacterial infections as recluse bites.

There was a family that actually did live with thousands of recluses in their home, not one was ever bitten.


Wrong-o.
 
2012-07-27 01:52:29 AM  

Macinfarker: Bruxellensis: This thread needs more pictures.

[t2.gstatic.com image 225x225]

That is not actually a recluse...the identifying mark of a recluse is a brown/tan body with a violin-shaped dark mark on its back. Garden spiders and other similar breeds are often mistaken for recluse. The picture you showed might be some different breed of recluse, but I've never seen/heard of it.


This--in fact, in KY (where they're ALSO common) they're commonly known as "violin spiders" or "fiddle spiders" because of the "violin mark" on its back.

And you aren't kidding about recluses being a stone-cold biatch to get rid of; here in Louisville there's been (not making this up) a post office that's been closed for MONTHS because of a fairly major brown recluse infestation; they hope they can get the farking thing open by August--assuming they can kill the last of the SOBs (said post office has literally been shut down since early April--we had a very mild spring, which made for great recluse conditions).
 
2012-07-27 02:06:02 AM  

asmodeus224: Brown recluse do not recognize your right to exist. Move. Out.


You sound like the house in Amityville Horror: "Get. Out."

/and you'd be absolutely right
 
2012-07-27 02:07:07 AM  

Prevailing Wind: We have them in our house too and have done everything possible to eradicate them. I keep having horrific nightmares about one biting my dick. I mean...you get bit and then you have to watch your effing flesh irreparably necrotize away over the next few weeks.

CAN YOU farkING IMAGINE THE HORROR?

/don't sleep well.


Dude...
 
2012-07-27 02:14:06 AM  

MythDragon: Just let loose 40 of these
[tucsoncitizen.com image 550x420]
That should cure your spider problem.


I saw those on Sliders on Netflix. Eat through flesh and walls. They wiped out North and South America.
 
2012-07-28 12:35:38 AM  

MythDragon: Just let loose 40 of these
[tucsoncitizen.com image 550x420]
That should cure your spider problem.


Here in New Mexico we call those Cowboy Wasps, don't know why... Been stung by one once, those mothers are HOT!!!
 
2012-07-29 08:17:43 PM  

rico567: Bruxellensis: Macinfarker: Bruxellensis: It's not a recluse, but a common "house spider." GIS for "house spider" and you'll see multiple angles of this species. I kill about 10 of them every year in my basement. I don't know if they're poisonous or not.

No more so than mosquitoes in most cases. The thing about spiders, though: if you have spiders, that means they have a food source you haven't yet seen. Spiders generally do not stick around unless something is feeding them. That's why the old wives tale about spiders being good house pets really is not true. Not having spiders is generally a good sign.

In your case, you may want to have your basement checked for fleas, and your walls/attic for wasp/hornet nests. If you don't have any other visible bug population, that's a good thing to check.

Oh no, I'm well aware of what they're eating, and I've been making it my summer mission to rid my house of all of those pests. I've been having a particularly tough time with earwigs this year.

Then I used this:
[s.petco.com image 350x350]

and everything died all around the house. It didn't take long before I wasn't seeing anything in my house, and there was a perimeter of dead earwigs, spiders, caterpillars, moths, wasps, ants, and centipedes surrounding my house. This stuff WORKS.

/read the warning label before use. it's poisonous to humans as well.

Tempo is beta-cyfluthrin. Demon and Cynoff are 40% cypermethrin (these are variants of a class of synthetic pyrethrins, derivative of oranganic insecticide found in certain flowers). Demon and Cynoff are everything Tempo is but less expensive, and when used correctly, not dangerous to humans or pets. Cynoff (what I use) is cheaper than Demon. You may or may not be able to get some of this stuff in certain states.


Hey thanks for the tip!
 
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