(Closed) Omg, I just killed a huge spider

posted 5 years ago in Home
Post # 31
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2015

My sister told me about a viral video where someone poked a spider on it’s butt and it ran away!

If you’re going to kill something, even a scary spider, try do it in a humane and quick way. 

Post # 32
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: September 2016

cpick:  I completely agree. Yeah ok it is just a bug but it’s still a living creature so I don’t see why it is ok to kill it so cruelly. 

Post # 33
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2011 - Boy #1 12/2015, boy #2 02/2018

It’s not their fault they are scary and ugly looking….poor thing! I can imagine someone coming from another plant and saying, “oh look that human looks so scary and ugly, let’s kill him, now”

The rule at home is, if a bug is nasty/scary looking, it must be taken out without torturing/killing it. That applies to my cats too…if they trap some animal (lizard, etc.) no way they are going to torture the poor thing.

Post # 34
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Newbee

You’re a terrible person for making that spider suffer for 30 seconds before his death. Shame on you.  

Post # 35
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

I think I read somewhere that spiders breathe through holes in their exoskeleton, which is why coating them with something kills them (besides the fact that its toxic) but it also would plug up those holes and suffocate them. I had an incident with a spider laying her eggsac on the blinds in my bedroom one time…in hindsight I should’ve gotten someone to move it outside but I thought it would just burst open the second anyone tried to touch it…yeah. So it sat there until it hatched, 4 weeks later right when I was walking in my door from work. I panicked and Lysoled the crap out of it. And the remants sat there for another two weeks until I worked up the courage to clean it.

Post # 36
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Busy bee

We have a lot of poisonous spiders around here. I kill them pretty quickly. Once they run that’s it. If they were to go near my child or dog it would be bad news. 

Post # 37
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Busy bee

Also you’re not a bad person. X

Post # 38
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2015

Fall_In_Love22:  Lol! In college, my roommate and I discovered a giant f’in nest of spiders right outside our dorm window. When one decided to venture inside (we don’t know how), we attacked it with hairspray. He was fabulous, and he was dead. And also completely glued to the window. 

Post # 39
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Bumble bee

Hahaha, this reminded me of a story. When I was in college, I found a huge dead Hercules beetle. I left it on my roommate’s desk as a joke and she was PISSED. BIG mistake. I slept with one eye open for months lol.

 

The blurry pics are actual photos (of photos) lol

 

internet pic:

 I’ve matured since then (a little) lol.

Post # 40
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Buzzing bee

cpick:  pretty much. I’m afraid of things, it doesn’t mean I violently kill them. This is especially true when the critter in question poses no risk and is actually beneficial to have around.

Post # 41
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Busy bee

my goodness let the OP live. If the spider was in your home and you are fine w it wandering around instead of killing it or if you wish to take the time to remove it from your home “humanely” thats your perrogative.

this was HER house and if she is afraid of spiders and chose to throw bleach on it so be it. Yeah there a dozen better ways to deal with that situation but Theres nothing anyone can do about it now. Hell I smash spiders with the closest shoe I can find. Sue me.

Post # 42
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Buzzing bee

Fall_In_Love22:  I’m sorry, I didn’t realize you are the authority on what living beings deserve being bleached to death. Sorry, I didn’t know it was so unimportant. Can I have a list of creatures that are acceptable to bleach to death or otherwise torture? Lions are scary, and can actually cause bodily harm. How should we kill those?

  • This reply was modified 5 years, 3 months ago by  Rappig.
Post # 44
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2016

So many high horses. I wonder how the weather is up there.

Post # 45
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Newbee

A month ago, my husband told me he had killed a black widow in our house. We had had some issues with spiders coming in and had sealed up the crack. A week before this, a wolf spider ran in and went into our bathroom. I went to hit it with a shoe and hundreds of baby wolf spiders starting running everwhere. I cried while spraying bleach all over my bathroom floor and rugs. He waited to tell me about the black widow, mostly because I am extrememly arachnophobic and he knew I would start having a panic attack. As many know, if you kill a black widow in your house, you need to search for the egg sacks it is most likely protecting.<br /><br />We turned over the record player and furniture in the living room and found atleast 20 different egg sacks. Apparently, some had already hatched some time before and we found a few immature widows. Luckily, most off their babies don’t survive. We spent the next 6 hours spraying pesticides on the bottoms of everything and cleaning the entire apartment. He did most of the work once we found the eggs as I began having a panic attack. <br /><br />Even after the apartment was cleaned, I didn’t sleep for a good two weeks. I still don’t go towards the wall the record player is against.<br /><br />Point is, for those of us that are terrified of the things, we have every right to defend our comfort in our homes. If that means bleaching a spider, we bleach a spider. Equating the ten seconds or less time it takes for them to die to torture is quite frankly, fucking stupid. Please let me know when you have spent time as a spider so you can scientifically express the emotionally complexity of one. Unless you’re a pet or you pay rent, you don’t get to live in my home and unless you are me, you don’t get to dictate how I kill pests. 

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