OMG Michelle, I hate them so much it is the only thing that worries me about livin in Oz!!!!
Tell me about it. I thought it was a big slug when I saw it at first and I thought, how did that thing get in here.
Cockroaches - well, they are as big as terradactils over here.
OK well not quite, but they are big little buggers.
We've sprayed round the house inside and out as well. Maybe get hubby to do it again today.
Originally Posted by Scousemouse
Don't panic about the spiders, the sprays you buy really do their job. im hoping that you can buy them in england, as the spiders i get in my cottage Sept onwards have been massive. LOL
I have seen 2 redbacks and 2 huntsman spiders since Nov 07.
I have seen bigger spiders at home.
whatever u do dont squash em, they casrry their eggs underneath so if u sdtand on them it realeases the eegs
Originally Posted by Moosh
It gets worse..................
I popped in to the shed and noticed a newish and full looking web along the doorframe, so i looked closely and saw another huge redback - ok huge for a redback is like a 5c piece and scarily this one didnt have red on it - but i assure you it was most definately a redback - they are very distinctive!
I shot out and grabbed one of Sebs 'works of art/lumps of wood' from kindy and splatted the spider - and loads of tiny babies ran all over the place - one even got up my arm was only size of * but boy did i shake it off n splat it fast.
Ive since been out there and sprayed it all. ewwweeee
Also found out yesterday that Huntsmen play dead, whacked one off the patio yesterday and it curled up in a ball, looking quite dead, so i lobbed it in the bin and 10 mins later it was up and walking again.....it was a bloody good actor i tell you.
I am also sporting a number of mozzie bites today after sitting outside at dusk yesterday, the wine must have numbed my senses, i didn't feel a thing.
Simon( itching all over)