Originally Posted by dale_jo@
Talking of creepy crawlies..................
We had a 4 inch long Centipede strolling down our hallway yesterday.
Little Tyke just shouted "Daaaad - dustpan and brush - Centipede"
I duly sent him for a swim to the sewage farm.
I was kicking myself after - I should have saved him in a jar to show people
but i was worried about blocking the hoover if a huntsman got sucked up....aaaaaahhhhhhh
Thanks for all the info on the spiders, something I'm not looking forward to meeting!
I am trying to come to terms with the spider issue, currently I make Lee walk the to the other sied of the field connected to our property (takes about 5-10 min to the other end and back again) I was told they remember the way back in if you don't remove them far enough!!!! About a year ago I had just washed my hair and had a towel around my head when (what i think is a huge spider) walks casually down my face :0 now this spider was about 2 inch including legs,( you are all probably laughing as I'm sure Aus spiders are a LOT bigger) i screamed then three faces apeared at the bathroom door asking mummy why are you screaming, all i could say was "big glass", confused they brought me a big glass and the little 8 legged critter stayed in the glass till Lee come home to take it for a walk agross the field. my question is what am i going to do if the same happens when we move out to Aus? someone told me we should stock anti venom in the fridge! are they just trying to scare the Cxxp out of me? as you can tell I have a huge issue with spiders that Hypnotherapy thing sounds like a great idea! however I'm fine with snakes obviously wouldn't go and try and stroke them but they don't bother me.
donít worry about the anti venom but I would recommend ambulance insurance, hope this sets your mind at rest.:);)
Like the wildlife post i put on here, you need to go looking for them.
Its rare to just come across one.
There is obviously more chance in the more rural areas.
Ocasionally they will come in if its wet outside but just seal your doors properly.
As Tyke says they are good for eating other spiders and insects so there not all bad.
I work outside in the pool industry and saw my first Red Back the other day and ive been here 7 months now.
Do they do a bug catcher with a 40 foot handlE??????!!!!!!!
Especialy designed for 40ft spiders;)