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GUEST,ragdall BS: Are Spiders Shite? (30) RE: BS: Are Spiders Shite? 02 Jul 05

Don't spray them. Its easier to get a glass jar and trap them. Liberate them outside.

I don't think that indoor spiders really fancy being put outdoors.

I have spiders that live in a basement bathroom. There are no flying insects in there, but they seem to survive. Maybe they are eating other critters that are too small for me to see? Whatever they live on, I'd prefer to have the spiders rather than their prey. They look very pretty -- round shiny black bodies with brown figure 8's on their undersurfaces.

The spiders only become a problem when house guests who may not share my live and let live attitude will be using that bathroom.   Usually, before vistors arrive, I try to capture the spiders in the manner which you described. I take them to the farthest corner of my back yard for an "outdoor vacation".

In less than a week, there are identical spiders in the same locations in that bathroom. I think that the poor little dears must be walking over 100 feet, back through all obstacles in the yard, on their tiny little legs.

One, whom I've nicknamed "Fast Freddy" seems to anticipate my intentions to relocate it and moves evasively, faster than any other spider I've seen. I haven't been able to catch it. I'm thinking that it is tired of fighting it's way back across the back yard and will do all in it's power to stay in the house.

I hope that Freddy will stay out of sight, next week. House guests can be deadly.

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