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2021-10-25 5:42:29 AM  
The key is to move the spider to another, less-annoying-to-you indoor location...

I'm all for catching and releasing spiders, but by god, they're getting released outdoors.
They're not getting turned loose again in my own house.
It's up to the spider to find his way back in, or go next door.
They're getting a break as it is, don't push it.
 
2021-10-25 6:00:20 AM  
Ask Talking Heads, of course.
Talking Heads - Burning Down the House (Official Video)
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2021-10-25 7:14:40 AM  
My mother was one of those who freaked out over spiders as is a friend of mine.  I have several orb weavers drop by every fall, setting up webs outside of doors and windows around the house.  They're fascinating to watch, plus they eat bugs.  I also have a little black spider (w/ spots) that has webs all over the hallway and spots of my living room.  It's fun to watch him traverse such a large area.  Again, killing bugs.

The only spiders I squish are the black widows.
 
2021-10-25 7:15:02 AM  

bearded clamorer: The key is to move the spider to another, less-annoying-to-you indoor location...

I'm all for catching and releasing spiders, but by god, they're getting released outdoors.
They're not getting turned loose again in my own house.
It's up to the spider to find his way back in, or go next door.
They're getting a break as it is, don't push it.


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"You can have the yummy indoor insects and the bottom of my shoe, or you can crawl out of here. You can't have both."
 
2021-10-25 8:03:09 AM  
A few months back, some guy knocked at my door, and said that the next door neighbor had hired him to do some exterminating, and he could cut me a deal, and he pointed out the spider webs on the porch.

And I told him I had spider webs in the house, too, because they keep down the other insects.... But that I *was* interested in snakes, because I had found a rather large one in my kitchen a few weeks before.

And he said that no, he didn't have anything that would keep snakes away, but listed other ones.  And I said no, I like the ants in my yard because ants fight termites for space, and I'd rather have ants than termites.

And while he's being so persistent, I'm inside my screen door while he's outside.  And it's dusk.  So the mosquitos start coming out.

So he's slapping at the mosquitos that feed the spiders on my porch while I keep telling him that no, I'm not interested.  He managed to keep it up for quite a while while getting eaten by mosquitos.  I was kinda impressed, considering he was wearing shorts, so was getting it all over.

/has tiger mosquitos, so the fogging doesn't work
 
2021-10-25 8:10:42 AM  

bearded clamorer: The key is to move the spider to another, less-annoying-to-you indoor location...

I'm all for catching and releasing spiders, but by god, they're getting released outdoors.
They're not getting turned loose again in my own house.
It's up to the spider to find his way back in, or go next door.
They're getting a break as it is, don't push it.


That's why you relocate them to a neighbor's house/apartment. Sneak your unwanted guest in a window, or drop it off during a neighborly visit
 
2021-10-25 8:12:33 AM  
Since I started growing plants on my porch, I've found a new appreciation for spiders. They've built a bit of Valhalla for themselves, catching the whiteflies and gnats... and more power to them... feast on, spidersbros.
 
2021-10-25 8:18:58 AM  
I only remove old webbing and I keep the porch light on all night. You should see the size of those bad boys near the socket. Beautiful colors and mottling.
 
2021-10-25 8:21:02 AM  
"This article brought to you by the American Recluse Association."
 
2021-10-25 8:56:57 AM  
We take them down to the basement, as my daughter has forbade them coming to any harm. I have read that the house spiders have evolved to live with us and will not survive being outdoors.
 
2021-10-25 8:59:14 AM  
Boris The Spider
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2021-10-25 11:08:53 AM  
Burn Down Your Daddy's House
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