Last edited by Scrappin' Julie; 23-09-2010 at 03:01 AM.
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Whats the best way to Kill a huntsman?
Jump on it's back and wear it out
We have a huntsman who lives in the gate mechanism of our pool fence and I like to think that it's our pool bouncer, keeping all the nasties out.
Had a white tip in our living room last summer and used the old glass and paper trick to catch it and then chucked it as far as I could. (Can't bring myself to kill em)
Howard, Maria, Jamie, & Sam.
Howard Flinn - Mobile Bank Manager for ME Bank - www.mebank.com.au
We have had white tip crawling over us @ night was very scary...
Haven't been bitten by a white tip myself (although have had several in the house during the v hot weather) but I know several people who have and it isn't as scary as often made out - unless you get an allergic reaction of course. The main thing is that if you get a mysterious bite that feels like a mossie bite at first but then starts to ache, swell unusually quickly or look like it is going septic, get to your doctor soon as. It could be a white tip bite. Doctor took a look at one friend's arm, gave her oral antibiotics to take and drew a line around the bite with a marker. Told her that if the swelling reached the mark she was to go straight to A&E where they would give her intravenous antibiotics. Don't know if that is advice anyone else has heard about suspected white-tip bites but the doc certainly wasn't giving the impression it was a big deal. Got the same feedback from Australian friends who got bitten several times as kids and survived intact! Just don't ignore a bite that starts to get nasty - get medical advice as soon as you can, just in case.
Death to them all! no way im having a huntmans or whitetip in my house, if they cross the line they are taking are gonna be the ones in danger
Just part and parcel of living here in what i call paradise....( esp now its warmed up )
I've not had a huntsman in the house yet, though only been here over winter so far...
Still trying to persuade the OH that giving the outdoor gate/bins/letterbox etc a good spray would be a good idea, sooner rather than later...