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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   ( divider line
    More: Scary, venomous spiders, Dylan Baumann, age of consents, brown recluse spider, Dark Knight  
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18715 clicks; posted to Main » on 26 Jul 2012 at 10:13 AM (5 years ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»

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2012-07-26 10:23:37 AM  
16 votes: Full Size

It must suck, living in an apartment rife with spiders, and being a mime.
2012-07-26 09:29:06 AM  
6 votes:
It's an ugly apartment... a bug apartment... an apartment hostile to life as we know it.
2012-07-26 11:31:12 AM  
4 votes:

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  
3 votes:

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 06:34:54 PM  
2 votes:

Mr. Potatoass: [ 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 12:55:50 PM  
2 votes:
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2012-07-26 11:29:37 AM  
2 votes:

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 10:39:04 AM  
2 votes:

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2012-07-26 10:27:29 AM  
2 votes:

Mr. Potatoass: [ 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 10:21:31 AM  
2 votes:
"Kill them! Kill them all!"
2012-07-26 10:21:08 AM  
2 votes:
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2012-07-26 10:16:55 AM  
2 votes:
It's a bug hunt!
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2012-07-26 08:52:27 AM  
2 votes:
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2012-07-26 09:54:58 PM  
1 vote:
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 08:01:47 PM  
1 vote:
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 03:34:11 PM  
1 vote:

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 get bit and then you have to watch your effing flesh irreparably necrotize away over the next few weeks.


/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 01:11:40 PM  
1 vote:

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 bombing you property... just to be safe


Ha....I wonder if a brown recluse infestation is a defense to arson charges.
2012-07-26 12:57:35 PM  
1 vote:
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shooting a spider
2012-07-26 12:28:40 PM  
1 vote:
2012-07-26 12:26:03 PM  
1 vote:

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

2012-07-26 12:19:15 PM  
1 vote:
Won't somebody... HELLLLP HIMMM!!

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2012-07-26 11:56:02 AM  
1 vote:

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.


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


2012-07-26 11:32:53 AM  
1 vote:

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 11:25:43 AM  
1 vote:
Aerosol can
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 11:11:24 AM  
1 vote:

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 11:10:20 AM  
1 vote:

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

Real horrorshow, my droogies.
2012-07-26 11:07:24 AM  
1 vote:
I have a deal with the spiders at my house.

If I see you, I kill you.
2012-07-26 11:04:54 AM  
1 vote:
The dude from the article clearly needs a Glock.
2012-07-26 10:54:00 AM  
1 vote:
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2012-07-26 10:43:14 AM  
1 vote:
Brown recluse do not recognize your right to exist. Move. Out.
2012-07-26 10:35:58 AM  
1 vote:
nope nope nope
2012-07-26 10:28:05 AM  
1 vote:
Well...since no one else has.

I give you...Brown Recluse Bites!
2012-07-26 10:22:01 AM  
1 vote:
Say hello to my "peaceful co-existence" little friend...
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2012-07-26 10:20:20 AM  
1 vote:

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.

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2012-07-26 10:17:08 AM  
1 vote:
Burn the place to the ground. It's the only way to be sure.
2012-07-26 10:16:42 AM  
1 vote:
He should dress in a big spider costume and make noises like a spider.
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