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Spider Stories
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cannibal From: cannibal Date: March 9th, 2005 03:41 pm (UTC) (Link)
Honestly, I think spiders up in a corner of the ceiling are a good thing, they eat any flies that get into the house, which I loathe and will go to great lengths to kill. Ever since I developed the WD-40 flamethrower approach to New Orleans cockroaches, I have used it on flies that I can't thwap easily, and also wasps. I really don't like it when wasps get into the house.

Never lived in Australia, but the red-backed spiders they have that like to bite people are a different matter. Black widows are very rare in Michigan, and don't like ceilings, you'll mostly find them hiding in woodpiles. Wear gloves when you go out to get your firewood.
renniekins From: renniekins Date: March 9th, 2005 07:02 pm (UTC) (Link)
Oh great, another thing to be paranoid of!

I don't like bugs of any sort inside the house, I prefer that they either remain outdoors or contribute to the mortgage.

If a spider stayed in the corner of the ceiling I'd probably never notice it. But if it walks above me, or in front of me, that's a whole different story!
cannibal From: cannibal Date: March 9th, 2005 07:27 pm (UTC) (Link)
I carefully didn't tell you where red-backs like to hide for precisely that reason, that I didn't want to give you anything to be paranoid of, since they only live in Australia.

You can assume that black widows live outside, and very rarely in Michigan, but just in general, in more friendly climates, stuff that bites tends to live in woodpiles.

Ah, now I see, you have a don't ask don't tell policy re: spiders.
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