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I feel like crying!! About two nights ago, I was laying on the couch watching TV with FI. I felt something touch my arm, and being accustomed to my hair shedding and freaking me out, I didn’t look and just moved my arm a little.
Then I felt it again.
It was a big ass spider. I jumped so far to the other end of our sectional, OVER FI. I do NOT do spiders! I freaked out, FI killed it, and I spent the rest of the night with the creepy skin crawling feeling.
Tonight, FI is over at our neighbors apartment hanging out. I went to the bathroom and found another big ass spider in our bathtub! I freaked out, yelled at it, and proceeded to force it down the drain with water.
I’m so freaked out, I want to leave. We live in a VERY old apartment, there’s cracks and holes everywhere, but we’ve never had problems like this. I just texted FI and said “I’m moving out!”
I can’t wait to get out of this apartment. We are planning to buy a house, but we decided to put it off until after the wedding because planning/paying for a wedding + buying a house + moving did not seem like a good idea.
Honestly, I’d rather have snakes in the house than spiders!!
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@MissCountryGirl727: I totally agree with you on the snakes vs. spiders!
One thing that I have come to hate even worse than spiders though is house centipedes! I had never seen one until we moved into our apartment & then I was just finding them EVERYWHERE! (if you haven’t seen one google it, & I guarentee you will be more scared of them too!)
We actually complained (as did others in our building) & he had the whole house sprayed for us. We haven’t seen anything since, & that was about 2 months ago. If you have a good relationship with your landlord, you could at least mention it (perhaps say you’ve seen more than 2, like maybe 20 lol)
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@julies1949: I agree. As long as they are not dangerous to me or my dogs, I encourage them! I wish we had more, actually; flies are horrible at our house!
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@MissCountryGirl727: Exterminator – seriously, we had to resort to that in our home when I was a teen. We get ugly spiders around our neighbourhood, where the venom causes necrosis of the skin. Fun! Just down from the house there used to be a fencing club where the diamond mesh parameter fence was thick with the webs of bird catching spiders. Oh no thanks, no spiders for me.
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If you collect horse chestnuts (aka: conkers) in the autumn and put them in a vase they will keep spiders out of that room. When I lived in the UK I had a vase in everyroom. I think they give off an oil/smell that humans can’t smell but it keeps spiders away. Also pull your bed away from the wall and make sure there are no blankets hanging on the floor – spiders will find it harder to crawl in with you. I have also heard that they aren’t keen on citronella, if you mix up the oil in water in a spray bottle and go round your windows and doors they should stay out too.
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I can relate. I am TERRIFIED of spiders. Rationally, I know they do us a service by eating other pesky bugs, and I could even see how I would think they were pretty-looking if I wasn’t so scared of them. But just reading this thread is making me sit up straighter. If I see a picture of a spider in a book I can’t touch the picture or even that same spot on the page until I get several pages away. I have a panic attack if one touches me. And every few months I have a dream that there’s a spider in my bed and I jump up and start flipping on all the lights until I fully wake up and realize it was only a dream.
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@Flanders: yes we have those here too…brown recluse spiders!
@Kat: our landlord usually comes around to spray, but we’ve gotten so much rain here this summer I think there just hasn’t been an opportunity. We have a huge crawl space under our apartment and we are getting our friend who works for a local pest control place to go under the apartment and spray. I told FI it’s freaking me out, no place is safe anymore! Lol
Post # 10
We just moved into a new house and realized that the territory around it is full of spiders (black widows) and cockroaches…I was terrified until 3 days ago, when I saw a pretty big size bark scorpion in the garage, then several more on the backyard and frontyard…After that I stopped being concerned about spiders and roaches so much…I am allergic to any insect bites, even a tiny little mosquito..If scorpio stings me I will end up in the hospital..
SO we decided to hire a professional exterminator…They came over and all spiders and roaches were gone the same day…However, scorpions were not..because it takes them longer to die (about 1 week)..Now we are waiting for scorpions to die..so we can live a normal life again..
Just hire a professional exterminator….it is not expensive and really helps..
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@Flanders: Oh those brown recluses. Nasty little things.
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@julies1949: Spiders are not our friends. Spiders are tiny spawns of satan that should be killed with fire.
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@SashaUSARu: ugh I feel for you. I would leave and never return !
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@MissCountryGirl727: Oh God, that totally just gave me the creepy crawly feeling. Yuck!
I wish I wasn’t such a chickenshit when it comes to spiders, but I am. I’m actually a chickenshit when it comes to all bugs. It’s pretty sad.
At the risk of sounding like a complete idiot, I will share an anecdote from last night:
I was lying on the couch watching TV with my fiance. He looked at me and said, “You have a fly on your arm.” Now, in my defense, I was falling asleep so I was kind of out of it … But I screamed. I didn’t just say, “Ahh!” and shake it off … I literally screamed like someone was trying to kill me and then started flailing my arms about like a crazy person. My fiance just laughed at me and was like, “Calm down! It’s a fly.”
I felt pretty ridiculous, but I really just don’t do bugs. Even flies. Gross.