Eliminate potential harborage sites around the home. Removal of harborage sites around the exterior (wood piles, plant debris) and proper exclusion techniques should be used before opting to purchase insecticides.
Doors, windows, and plumbing voids should be sealed and caulked. Too many times, spiders will enter the home through windows and doors. Ensure window screens are properly fitted.
Ensure plants are properly trimmed. Spiders prefer to inhabit the plants around your house. Any branches touching the home should be trimmed.
All webs and egg casings should be removed, inside and out. Spider egg sacs can hold several hundred baby spiders. If they have hatched, then there are tons more around the house.
Glue boards should be placed on the inside of garage. That’s because most infestations start in the garage. Make sure the boards are placed right next to garage doors. They are lined with a sticky adhesive that will catch entering spiders.
I had my group project in psychology today and our theme was the emotion of "fear/anxiety," so I brought in Miss Jessie, my Chilean Rose Hair Tarantula (G. Rosea). I kept her habitat in a bag for 6 minutes while we played clips on youtube that had a scary face jump out at the end. Then, we asked everyone if they were curious about the bag. One girl was brave enough to raise her hand.
I removed the habitat/Kritter Keeper from the bag and I heard someone from the back, "nonononononono!" Then I started to take the lid off and heard some gasps and, "is it real?" So, I started to touch Miss Jessie and every time she would move, I would hear more gasps from the audience, haha. I got her to climb up the side of the habitat and into my palm and she went from there, up my arm.
Some of my classmates were frightened, others curious and wanted close up pictures to send to their friends, and the few select who asked me if they could touch her. The only girl who volunteered to touch her proclaimed, "wow! She's soft!"
Overall, it was a fun experience, and I hope I received extra credit, haha.
I'm cool with spiders as long as they are not poisonous and don't crawl on me. I try to not kill them anyhow because I don't like to be unfair to livnig creatures, but if my or someone else's life is in danger then yeah...
I feel as if my own fear was linked to the stigma and that growing up, always encountered people who were afraid of them, and developed the fear in my own self from watching the behavior being modeled.
I heard a rumor when you own spiders while you sleep at night they crawl on your face and plant eggs in your head. Then one day while your walking at the park or talking to someone your attracted too, baby spiders start crawling out of your face.
As a general rule I like spiders, they can create amazing and beautiful webs and some of them are stunning in their own right. They also do the very handy job of killing annoying creatures like flies, wasps or mosquitos (for this reason I am quite happy to have spiders living in my house, though it gets a bit tiresome having to rescue them from the bath). I am scared of venomous spiders (luckily none in the UK) but plenty of experience of them from travels. If there is one where I am living I will kill it, I don't do the catching and putting outside, it will only come back in eventually, better to completely remove the danger.
Used to be scared of spiders, not really scared of them anymore. I think what stopped me was when I was on an open week for my animal care course we did tarntula handling and I sort of just went 'Oh why the hell not' and handled one. I also grew up with a tarantula in the house that belonged to my brother but I never went near it and I didn't like it very much.
Also, the fact that where I life we have very few if any venemous spiders makes me think it's a bit silly to be scared of them since most the ones we have around here can't really do any damage. I can for the most part just get on with catching and releasing spiders. During my last year of college we had a sort of building project and where the wood was stored was covered in spiders and it seemed I was the only person who could just go over there and deal with them.
xenocalypseFeatured By OwnerNov 4, 2012Hobbyist Digital Artist
Never been bitten by one, and this is by far the worst thing that could have happened to me in my life. Since I haven't been bitten, I have no idea how bad it sucks, so I can only assume it is the single most painful thing ever. This is the only reason I fear spiders. I am sure if I got bitten I would get over it, but let's face it, I am not gonna seek that fate.