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Just wondering if anyone else has noticed lot's of spiders around this summer?

We always have spiders (some are big and scary) around here. I sometimes wonder if living by the lake had anything to do with it.

Anyway it just seems there are more than normal. I get spider webs on my car every day. Have to clean them off before leaving for work. Today I notice a ton of tiny baby spiders crawling out from the side view mirror! :eek:

I think I killed five baby spiders in my bathroom the other day :yuck:

This morning I'm standing at my back door waiting for the dogs to come in and I notice big spider webs running across the back yard from the shed to the fence. In the middle if it all is a huge web. It just gives me the hebe-jebies thinking about the size of the spider who made it :nailbiting:
 
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Our Sunny started out the back door for her early morning meander when suddenly she walked face first into the lower threads of a spider web. Between the back and forth shaking of her head and her flaying front paws I knew what had just occurred. This old girl quickly take a detour and continued her trip to the decks, flower beds and of course her walk around the pond. :)
 
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When it comes to spiders I leap gallently to the defence of my dear Val who just happens to be petrified by them, however I never kill them just place them outside in the garden.:happy:

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I dislike spiders, but if I find them in the house, usually scoop up and toss outside. Scoop up i.e. put a glass over them, cover with a piece of paper and toss outside.

I am on constant spider web watch, can't stand to walk into them. There are the single strand floaters crossing everywhere.
 
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Ugh, I am constantly trying to avoid running into the spider strands this year. I keep a broom by my back and front doors so that I can grab it easily and knock them down. We keep our trash cans in the back yard behind our shed and I won't even go back there anymore (poor hubby has to do it) to take the garbage out :ninja:

I don't kill them if they are outside but when they are in the house they are fair game. No kidding guys some of them (in the house) are so big my cat and dog will actually try and catch them :jawdrop:

Anyway I know they are important but I still don't like them. And I especially don't want them crawling on me! :dead:
 

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We get wolf spiders in the basement now and then, no clue how they get in. Those I catch and toss outside, they are great bug catchers. They are darn huge, but no webs which is great.
 
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I don't do well around spiders, and I agree Maria... it's been a heavy spider season!! I've been known to hyperventilate, break out in hives, and sometimes cry in the presence of eight-leggers. I try to be rational, but I just can't get comfortable with them! If they are in my home, and running around freaking me out, they have to die (not by MY hands, of course). If they are outside, or can manage to live peacefully in my home without scurrying across floors or dropping from the ceiling... they have a chance at survival.
 
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I have not seen any webs, at least in the house. I catch them as they crawl across the floor.

Per the net

Wolf spiders don’t spin webs and they were probably given their name because they stalk and hunt their prey, just like wolves do. Although it is true that Wolf spiders look very similar to Tarantulas, they are different from the broad class of Tarantula. The scientific name for Wolf spiders is Lycosidae
 
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:eek: :eek: :eek:

Just imagine me doing the "get that damn spider off me dance" or get it out of my house dance. Certain spiders I have to make my husband kill I can't even bring myself to get close enough to do it.
 

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I can tolerate spiders -- it's the random unidentified insect, arthropod, or arachnid [other than spiders -- such as scorpions] that really creep me out. Especially if it flies....wasps aren't a favorite, nor are roaches; or if is "grabs on" to you with its prickly legs.....June bugs, grasshoppers, etc.

I'm like Addy in that I try to "re-home" spiders, esp. wolf spiders. We used to have a BUG SUCKER vacuum -- it broke and have never replaced it :( Basically it's like a rechargable hand-vac. When you suck the "bug" up, there's an electrical zapper inside that instantly fries the bug, but also has a catch-and-release feature where you can turn the zapper part off. It was great for spiders! Hmmmm.... Wonder if they still make those.......?

What's funny is working with Boy Scouts, esp. the younger ones...... They're all into "SMASH IT" whenever they see a "bug," so we really do try hard to teach them to respect ALL of God's creatures -- Leave No Trace principles. As much as I dislike "bugs," often a boy will try to scare me with something [either a "bug" or reptile/amphibian] -- which usually ends up being something that I'm OK with [Daddy Long Legs, for example] -- and of course my reaction is, when I discover it, "Well, hello there, little fella! Whatcha doin' there? Let's get you somewhere safe!" And I'll either use my hand [depending on what it is] or a stick or something, and escort the critter to a SAFER place! Once, I heard our Scout Master tell a boy, "Now, you know Ms. Maggie's not going to be aftraid of that!" POOR KIDDOS! I rob them of their chance to scare a girl [but, a Tom-Boy!]!
 
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I swear, when a wolf spider runs across the floor, you can HEAR it! Those should just be outlawed altogether. Terrifying!!
Our goal is to protect the spider from our cats! And sometimes, the cats from the spider, but mostly it's to protect the spider.
 
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Our goal is to protect the spider from our cats! And sometimes, the cats from the spider, but mostly it's to protect the spider.
That seems a bit extreme, if you ask me. :wideyed:
 
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No lie, while traveling with a friend across the country in my early years we actually had to stop the car because of a massive, very massive Taranula crossing the highway. We watched in awe as this huge hairy creature crept across the road. It was much bigger than my outstretched hand.
 

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