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2012-07-26 12:07:06 PM

Macinfarker: Bruxellensis: This thread needs more pictures.

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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.


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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!!

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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
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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
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lighter
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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
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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

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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...
 
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