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#1 balletmum

Posted 19 November 2012 - 06:16 PM

All of a sudden I have an outbreak of what look to be baby huntsmans in my house. They are quite small (about half a five cent piece). I wanted to find out if these are huntsmans or just small spiders that just look similar.

Do huntsmans have any web at all? When I spray these ones some fall directly, but a couple have tried to scramble back up a web.

Can they overrun a house like this (I have killed about 16 since last night).

And does anyone know how long it takes for baby huntmans to become adult huntmans?

If they are a different already full grown spider, I can cope with them around the house, but think I'll need serious fumigation otherwise!!!

Thanks for any advice!


#2 Coffeegirl

Posted 19 November 2012 - 06:18 PM

Burn your house now.  There is no escape.  













PS. i hate all spiders.  Especially the big hairy ones.   ffear.gif

#3 joy07

Posted 19 November 2012 - 06:25 PM

Oh dear. Only 16 babies. Your ceiling could end up looking quite black with the amount of babies that will hatch. These are just the early ones probably.

Yep when you spray them they dangle from a thread of web.

So they sound like baby huntsmen to me.

I remember an apartment I rented and one morning woke up to see a corner of the ceiling black and part of the wall. On closer inspection there were hundreds of baby spiders. The patch just kept getting bigger. Then they appeared in the adjacent room also and some came from the floor as well. Lots of spraying and poor dead baby spiders hanging from the ceiling, I managed to control it.



#4 lafonda

Posted 19 November 2012 - 06:28 PM

huntsman spiders are the WORST!!!

#5 Feral-as-Meggs

Posted 19 November 2012 - 06:36 PM

Don't spray them.  Just leave them a day or so, and the strongest will eat the weakest and you'll just have a few big fat ones. tongue.gif



#6 unicorn

Posted 19 November 2012 - 06:42 PM

QUOTE (meggs1 @ 19/11/2012, 07:36 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Don't spray them.  Just leave them a day or so, and the strongest will eat the weakest and you'll just have a few big fat ones. tongue.gif


And a greatly diminished cockroach problem yyes.gif

#7 Lim Lam

Posted 19 November 2012 - 06:43 PM

QUOTE (meggs1 @ 19/11/2012, 07:36 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Don't spray them.  Just leave them a day or so, and the strongest will eat the weakest and you'll just have a few big fat ones. tongue.gif

seriously??? Id rather a few fat ones than a thousand lil ones!!!

I had a baaad experience with a huntsman family while 8 months pregnant!!! ohmy.gif i nealry gave birth there and then..

#8 Mercurial

Posted 19 November 2012 - 06:43 PM

Usually 100s of babies.  Very scary.  Vacuum cleanerse work well original.gif


#9 eachschoolholidays

Posted 19 November 2012 - 06:47 PM

I would be paying overtime rates to any fumigator prepared to come out tonight  sick.gif

#10 Betty_D

Posted 19 November 2012 - 06:48 PM

I wish I never opened this thread!

Fumigate. Fumigate now and save yourself.

#11 LookMumNoHands

Posted 19 November 2012 - 06:51 PM

I can send DH over if you like. He can pick them up with his bare hands  biggrin.gif .



#12 Squeekums Da Feral

Posted 19 November 2012 - 06:52 PM

Get everyone into the car.
On your mobile,
Book a hotel
Book a fumigation
AND GET THE FU*K OUTTA THERE!
It is not safe for human or pet living right now!


#13 laridae

Posted 19 November 2012 - 06:56 PM

Huntsmans are great spiders to have around, I wish my house had some!  They eat all the other nasty spiders (like white tailed ones).  Plus they tend to be pretty obvious where they are.  They also are very unlikely to bite you, and aren't poisonous (though if they do bite it would probably get infected).
I'd keep a few around!

Edited by laridae, 19 November 2012 - 06:58 PM.


#14 kadoodle

Posted 19 November 2012 - 06:57 PM

Pics or it didn't happen.

#15 Cranky Old Woman

Posted 19 November 2012 - 06:58 PM

Poor little baby spidies and you killed them sad.gif  cry1.gif

#16 Cranky Kitten

Posted 19 November 2012 - 07:01 PM

I'd leave them alone. They'll most likely nick off in a few days time bar one or two and they are good spiders to have around.

They're not the type to bite unless you deliberately provoke them and they're not venomous anyway. So they are quite safe to have in the house. I used to talk to the one that lived in my bathroom

#17 tomsmum07

Posted 19 November 2012 - 07:01 PM

Ummmmmmm, I don't think we really need pics do we?

I agree with the idea of the motel and the pest man!

Good luck OP.

#18 Lyra

Posted 19 November 2012 - 07:04 PM

You are living my worst nightmare

I wish you luck

#19 JustMum08

Posted 19 November 2012 - 07:08 PM

Omg. I would die!! I hate spiders soooo much! ffear.gif
I've already had 2 big huntsman in my house. Been here 3 months. I do not like it at all! sad.gif
Not sure how I would deal with hundreds of babies. I'd probably move out Tounge1.gif

#20 Feral-as-Meggs

Posted 19 November 2012 - 07:11 PM

Did they look like THIS?




Edited by meggs1, 19 November 2012 - 07:15 PM.


#21 The Cat's Me-Wow

Posted 19 November 2012 - 07:11 PM

QUOTE (Cranky Kitten @ 19/11/2012, 08:01 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I'd leave them alone. They'll most likely nick off in a few days time bar one or two and they are good spiders to have around.

They're not the type to bite unless you deliberately provoke them and they're not venomous anyway. So they are quite safe to have in the house. I used to talk to the one that lived in my bathroom


*shudder*

*tries to type clever response*

*shudders again*

#22 BadgerBasher

Posted 19 November 2012 - 07:11 PM

Burn all the things. BURN THEM.
Spiders are not things I enjoy in my house. They're right up there with roaches on my "List of things to kill"

#23 Feral timtam

Posted 19 November 2012 - 07:20 PM

Is this the time to mention that I've named our resident Huntsman spiders?
We've got Fido in the bathroom and Spot in the study. This time of year you have to check the toilet for Fido before you go as it likes to lurk under the rim. Huntsmans and Daddy long Legs are the ONLY spiders I will tolerate in my residence. Everything else gets a dose of good old insecticide.

Realistically though, if you've got a swarm of unidentified eight legged critters in your house, get the supercharged bug spray out. If it's got more than four legs, you don't know what it is and it is small enough to hide in your shoes it's time for the bug spray!

#24 jo-v

Posted 19 November 2012 - 07:21 PM

Please, please, Please tell me this is some kind of sick joke and COULDN'T ACTUALLY HAPPEN TO ME!



#25 ~chiquita~

Posted 19 November 2012 - 07:22 PM

QUOTE (laridae @ 19/11/2012, 07:56 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Huntsmans are great spiders to have around, I wish my house had some!  They eat all the other nasty spiders (like white tailed ones).  Plus they tend to be pretty obvious where they are.  They also are very unlikely to bite you, and aren't poisonous (though if they do bite it would probably get infected).
I'd keep a few around!


QUOTE (Cranky Kitten @ 19/11/2012, 08:01 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I'd leave them alone. They'll most likely nick off in a few days time bar one or two and they are good spiders to have around.

They're not the type to bite unless you deliberately provoke them and they're not venomous anyway. So they are quite safe to have in the house. I used to talk to the one that lived in my bathroom.

It wasn't unusual for us to have huntsman hanging out on the walls around the house when we were young. They'd just sit in the one spot for days not moving then disappear never to be seen again. They're harmless. Our father wouldn't let us kill them. If one was particularly active it would get moved outside.

Huntsman are cool! Wish we had a few. biggrin.gif




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