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  • TootlesTootles Posts: 1,469

    I'm on the edge of my seat Verdun!! Are you still with us?? Has it nibbled at your toes?? Try singing at it - i hear they are scared of Elvis Presley numbers!

  • Fishy65Fishy65 Posts: 2,275

    That's a beauty FG image I have to say though, I've never found spiders to be mother nature's prettiest works. Unless its the Zebra Spider,they're really cute. Especially when they seem to notice you looking at them.

    Verdun - the one in our kitchen last night,I'm sure it was wearing boots.

  • Beaus MumBeaus Mum Posts: 3,546

    Verdun and fairy your are a right naughty pair scaring everyone image


  • Beaus MumBeaus Mum Posts: 3,546

    Oh fishy at least with boots on you can hear him coming image

  • Mel MMel M Posts: 347

    Spiders are lovely. I have quite a large, very mobile one called Sydney who covers every room in my flat, even the stairs. I just hope I don't roll on him/her during my sleep!

  • Alan4711Alan4711 Posts: 1,657

    our house is slowly filling up with nice shiny conkers,it worked for her in the last house it will work here,she also read up about spiders smelling and tasting with there 2 front feet and they dont like Lemon or peppermint SO lemon aromatherapy oil spray all over the house,smells great,Shes hoping they wont walk on it and so stay outside,we have had some monsters this year even im fed up with there webs built over night ,i get them first thing in the morning, image


  • LesleyKLesleyK Posts: 4,029

    They are extremely dangerousimage  Well, one broke my collarbone a few years ago.  It may have been something to do with standing on a stool and over-reaching to clear a web in the corner.

    It's a brave spider that risks crossing the floor here as the dog pounces on them.

  • YviestevieYviestevie Posts: 6,959

    Don't mind spiders at all, the bigger the better, they eat houseflies and other nasties.  Hubby not keen, first and second born really hate them.  If they are around I have to catch them in a glass and put them outside.  Second born had one under a glass in her flat at uni for weeks until I came up and put it outside, it was of course dead but she still couldn't face moving it.  We used to have dogs and the spiders never lasted long once spotted.

    Hi from Kingswinford in the West Midlands
  • I read somewhere that where you see one house spider there is always another, as I understand it a giant female and a smaller male and it seems to be that way in my house- everyday I get up and there are at least two crumpled up spids somewhere.

    I own some advanced level spider hunters though:


    They are more irritating than conkers but same IQ. 

    Wearside, England.
  • Fishy65Fishy65 Posts: 2,275

    What a lovely cat Victoria - what's his/her name? I grew up with cats but Mrs F can't have any cos she's allergic to their fur image

    We do have a border terrier though who rolls on spiders image

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