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#1 Riotproof

Posted 12 January 2013 - 09:26 PM

There is a huntsman spider on my bedroom wall, right near my side and about 1/3 down. Rationally, I know it won't bite me unless I provoke it, but I'm not sure I can go to sleep with it so close to my head.

What would you do?

#2 mez70

Posted 12 January 2013 - 09:27 PM

vacum it up and seal the end of the hose and put said vacum in the shed away from the house.....


Posted 12 January 2013 - 09:28 PM

Hmm probably nothing. I'm not worried by spiders.

Can you catch it in a jar and take thee outside?

#4 JRA

Posted 12 January 2013 - 09:31 PM

remove him.  (or make DH do it).

#5 Katie_bella

Posted 12 January 2013 - 09:31 PM

QUOTE (~THE~MAGICIAN~ @ 12/01/2013, 10:28 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Can you catch it in a jar and take thee outside?


Are you seriously considering just curling up and going to sleep with it still there??? ohmy.gif  ohmy.gif  ohmy.gif

#6 B-B-M

Posted 12 January 2013 - 09:32 PM

If there was no other adult in my house....Call someone to come over and get it.


I am terrified of spiders - *shudder*

I would never be able to sleep with one in the house - i would not be able to enter the room if i knew one was there.

I'm a big chicken i know!!

#7 Chelli

Posted 12 January 2013 - 09:32 PM

I'd introduce it to the bottom of my shoe  ph34r.gif

Sorry to any spider lovers out there ...

#8 Chaos in stereo

Posted 12 January 2013 - 09:33 PM

What Magician said.

I have to say I have never had one jump on me while I'm sleeping, but cockroaches... you really have to get them out. There is nothing creepier than waking up from a deep sleep with a big fat festy cockroach scrabbling around your neck.

*shudders* uuurrrggghhhhhhh!!! sick.gif

#9 libbylu

Posted 12 January 2013 - 09:34 PM

I would catch it and put it outside.
The easiest thing is just to put a plastic container over it and slide a bit of cardboard (magazine cover, etc) under and throw it down the bottom of the garden.
I don't think I could go to sleep with it in my bedroom.

#10 Riotproof

Posted 12 January 2013 - 09:36 PM

QUOTE (JRA @ 12/01/2013, 10:31 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
remove him.  (or make DH do it).

He's not home! Bah! I don't want to just vacuum him up, and I just know something would go wrong with the jar trick.

#11 Jupiter123

Posted 12 January 2013 - 09:38 PM

I'd empty half a can of bug spray on its ass

#12 laridae

Posted 12 January 2013 - 09:39 PM

I would sleep in comfort - knowing that it was patrolling for other, worse spiders (eg whitetails), and keeping the fly population down.  Its a Huntman, its not going to hurt you!  Leave it be...

#13 my serenity

Posted 12 January 2013 - 09:41 PM

Catch and release

#14 bekkylex

Posted 12 January 2013 - 09:41 PM

QUOTE (B-B-M @ 12/01/2013, 09:32 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
If there was no other adult in my house....Call someone to come over and get it.


I am terrified of spiders - *shudder*

I would never be able to sleep with one in the house - i would not be able to enter the room if i knew one was there.

I'm a big chicken i know!!

Me too.

If all else fails, move to the lounge room until DH got home. Then make him kill it, even if its already moved out of sight, make him find it and destroy it.

#15 muminbusiness

Posted 12 January 2013 - 09:41 PM

Move:) don't do spiders ver well!

#16 ComradeBob

Posted 12 January 2013 - 09:43 PM

QUOTE (jupiter123 @ 12/01/2013, 10:38 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I'd empty half a can of bug spray on its ass

Yes, me too  ph34r.gif

Laridae, I do understand that concept, but the thought of having one crawling around the bed is just too horrifying to contemplate....

#17 NunSoFeral

Posted 12 January 2013 - 09:43 PM

If DP was about he would faff about getting the right size tupperware and the piece of cardboard laminate, during which time I have whacked it with a size 11 and chucked it out a window.

Quick swipe with a  wet one and all "forensics" are gone.

He thinks I'm so calm about spiders

It's easy to be calm when you know the eight legged mofo's sleep with the fishes.

#18 CatMumma

Posted 12 January 2013 - 09:43 PM

I'm with Jupiter123 on this one

#19 Holidayromp

Posted 12 January 2013 - 09:47 PM

I am not sure about the spray.....it has plenty of time to move, jump whatever before it goes to spider heaven.  I am a firm believer on the vacuum cleaner with the wand being extended to as far it will go.
Be warned those buggers move very quickly.

#20 SophieBear

Posted 12 January 2013 - 09:50 PM

Just get a glass, cover it and then get an envelope or cardboard.. don't kill the poor thing! He's just lost!

That being said, I've never done it before just seen DH do it a million times  ph34r.gif


Posted 12 January 2013 - 09:52 PM

Burn the house down. It'd take care of his friend who's probably hiding somewhere at the same time original.gif

#22 Heffalump

Posted 12 January 2013 - 09:53 PM

I'm with catch and release.

But make sure it's a big plastic container so that it has lots of room to run around in, and that it's clear so that you can see when it's furthest away from you before you remove the cardboard and slap on the lid.  Oh, and make sure you take a bright light with you to the bottom of the garden so that you know where it lands when you shake the container out. biggrin.gif

And make sure you don't use a broom when you're trying to sweep the spider into the container becase no matter how big they are, they can squish themselves into the tiniest spaces - especially in brooms. blush.gif


And try not to have witnesses when you're chasing it, and definitely don't have witnesses when you're bashing the broom around tryig to get said spider out, only to have it land on your leg.

Having said all that, by the time I got it out of the broom the poor thing was more traumatised than I was.  Curled up into a tiny little ball it was. sad.gif

Edited by Heffalump, 12 January 2013 - 09:57 PM.

#23 Riotproof

Posted 12 January 2013 - 09:55 PM

QUOTE (laridae @ 12/01/2013, 10:39 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I would sleep in comfort - knowing that it was patrolling for other, worse spiders (eg whitetails), and keeping the fly population down.  Its a Huntman, its not going to hurt you!  Leave it be...

Laridae, thank you for that. I decided up to make up the spare bed which I hate sleeping in, but he's still just hanging out in my room.
It's taken a while, but I am fine with them during the day. Night while I'm sleeping was just a step too far, IMO.

#24 laridae

Posted 12 January 2013 - 10:08 PM

QUOTE (HappyNewBob! @ 12/01/2013, 10:43 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Yes, me too  ph34r.gif

Laridae, I do understand that concept, but the thought of having one crawling around the bed is just too horrifying to contemplate....

I think better the ones you can see than the ones that are there but you can't see...

#25 Riotproof

Posted 12 January 2013 - 10:21 PM

QUOTE (Back2Insanity @ 12/01/2013, 11:07 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I would be relocating it before I went to bed rather then sleeping in another room. It could move anywhere during the night. Plus I hate them after having one fall on me last week (I opened door and must have knocked it down from above *shudders*)

Was it a huntsman or something else? My understanding is they won't bite unless provoked. If I wasn't sure what it was, I'd be more worried.

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