Originally Posted by pasha
Must agree that we do not see many roaches here - probably because the Inch ants eat them all!
Inch ants are definitely an inch long and a lot bigger than bull ants - far more "attitude" as well.
Looks like I may have to change my mind.
After Googling it looks as if the Inch ants I know are commonly known as Bull ants.
Well ive been here 3 months and live in mount barker [the hills] and have red backs in the garage they dont bother me , the girls know what they look like and leave well alone they dont seem to want to come in the house i have removed 3 white tips from the house and seen the odd cocroach,and a few large ants but the thing that bloody drive me nuts are the millipedes i dont know how thay get through locked windows and doors but they do and the front of the house is covered every morning and they stink i must of swept about 300 of them up the other day, they are from portugal apparently, wish they would b****r off back there.
I have not seen a huntsman yet or a wolf spider, i have seen a kangaroo on the road side and a koala and some lizards and loads of gorgeous birds the girls think its great that we have parrots in the garden and have taken to putting seed out for them and looking every bird up they see in the bird book something they would never dreamed of doing at home!!!!!!
bye for now Hayls
I am terrified of spiders.I've looked at the spider thread and had to get my other half to hold the laptop because of the pictures.Im shivering now! Does anyone know of anyone who has attended any spider therapy courses? Theres one at London Zoo involving hypnotherapy.At the end of the day they claim i'll be holding a tarantula!! Really cant see that happening but i'd try anything to try get rid of this fear.Can anyone help?
Hi all, have just been reading about all the SPIDERS!!! in OZ. Both my wife and I are TERRIFIED of the little (big) things!!!. We are both under no illusions about the size and type of spiders in OZ , but its not putting us off.
In haome at the mo we have whats called a spider catcher (a 2meter long flat headed mop!!!!!!) which gets used alot. I am getting better at picking them up in tissue if needs be, but still have a problem with the bigger ones!
i tried to send you a pm but your message box is full i was wondering if you`d be able to give me some info on mount barker area
All I can say is the joys of times to come.
Now Im not a spider lover at all but think I will cope hopefully. The kids and my OH im not too sure about. OH will be okay with creepy crawlies on the ground but god forbid anything that flies. Imagine 6ft 2inches flapping arms and jumping around. Not a good sight to see. The kids seemed to have developed his technicques. Very scary.
Not looking forward to millipeds and ants though Yuck!!
Kimberley and CO
my mum has posted me a spider and insect catcher its like a tube with a handle and there is a stopper on the end of the tube to keep the beastie in once you have pressed your button and sucked it up its battery operated, bit like a minnie hoover, as i dont like killing things so they just get whizzed over next doors fence only joking, but its great it means my girls dont scream for me to come and get rid of the spiders they just do it themselves, we use it that much my mum is sending me another, mind u i did crap my self when one ran down the outside of the tube not the inside!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I have to say we really don't get many spiders. I guess everyone's experience will be different, but we don't even spray round the house any more. Obviously I keep an eye out for them and have found a few, but they aren't the big problem people seem to think they will be. IMHO.
Millipedes are fab! Flick them and they coil up and whizz across the tiles. Betting on them just increases the fun! If only we got them more regularly...:D As for cockroaches, we've only had a couple of the garden variety that have wandered in after the rain. Bad decision on their part!