• Advertise with us

« back to Coffee Lounge forum

Forum topic by patcollins posted 05-05-2013 10:51 PM 645 views 0 times favorited 11 replies Add to Favorites Watch
View patcollins's profile


1196 posts in 1803 days

05-05-2013 10:51 PM

Moved some wood in my garage while wearing flip flops (should have had shoes i know) and behind the wood not 1 foot away from my foot was a black widow spider. I hosed it down with raid really good and beat it with a board.

11 replies so far

View Gary's profile (online now)


8154 posts in 2370 days

#1 posted 05-05-2013 11:51 PM

Think it’s dead or should we call Orkin?

-- Gary, DeKalb Texas only 4 miles from the mill

View Jimbo4's profile


1217 posts in 1700 days

#2 posted 05-06-2013 12:52 AM

Wasp spray will kill pronto!

-- *Arachnoleptic Fit*: The frantic dance performed just after you've accidently walked through a spider web.

View gfadvm's profile


13153 posts in 1628 days

#3 posted 05-06-2013 02:46 AM

Flip Flops are against the “Code Of The West”! And now you know why.

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

View Buckethead's profile


3008 posts in 806 days

#4 posted 05-06-2013 03:08 AM

I live in Florida and hadn’t seen a black widow for most of my adult life. I’ve seen two big ones in the past year.

They are really beautiful creatures. It’s a pity I had to send them on to their next lives.

-- Support woodworking hand models. Buy me a sawstop.

View PineChopper's profile


176 posts in 1134 days

#5 posted 05-06-2013 03:59 AM

I wear boots when I’m in the shop but I hate it when that happens.

View Craftsman on the lake's profile

Craftsman on the lake

2489 posts in 2375 days

#6 posted 05-06-2013 04:49 AM

Maine… we have things that bite but at the most, make you itch.

-- The smell of wood, coffee in the cup, the wife let's me do my thing, the lake is peaceful.

View nwbusa's profile


1017 posts in 1224 days

#7 posted 05-06-2013 08:13 AM

Found a daddy long legs spider lurking under my air compressor. Stomped it to death with my flip flops. It’s remains will likely be consumed by another spider.

-- John, BC, Canada

View ChuckV's profile


2598 posts in 2465 days

#8 posted 05-06-2013 12:34 PM

I recommend these:

-- “While the world with closed eyes sleeps, The sky knows and weeps - steel rain. ” ― Nathan Bell

View JustJoe's profile


1554 posts in 976 days

#9 posted 05-06-2013 01:34 PM

There are enough shop-lizards running around my place to keep the spider population down. It’s the lizard-control creatures I worry about. I’ve got 200’ of cherry stickered on the workshop porch and covered in a tarp. The bottom boards are on blocks about 2 inches off the ground which is apparently the perfect ceiling height for a rattlesnake condo. I’m normally a live and let live kind of guy but the first time I lifted the tarp and the wood started buzzing at me like a pair of dueling maracas I was in pure Matrix Fight Mode – hovering 3’ in the air screaming like a little girl and swinging an 8’ long piece of cherry at anything that moved below me.

-- This Ad Space For Sale! Your Ad Here! Reach a targeted audience! Affordable Rates, easy financing! Contact an ad represenative today at JustJoe's Advertising Consortium.

View Gene Howe's profile

Gene Howe

6793 posts in 2366 days

#10 posted 05-06-2013 01:56 PM

Like JustJoe, the lizards keep the spidey population around here under control…mostly.
Rattlers are numerous here and Gopher snakes, too. But the Lizards seem to reproduce enough so that there are enough to satisfy the snakes and still eat a bunch of insects.
the snakes really help with the mice and other small nuisances as well. There is a rattler that seems to have taken up residence in a pole barn where some wood and lawn vehicles are stored. There used to be mice by the hundreds in there. I don’t wear flip flops out there!

-- Gene 'The true soldier fights not because he hates what is in front of him, but because he loves what is behind him.' G. K. Chesterton

View Jim Jakosh's profile

Jim Jakosh

13401 posts in 2043 days

#11 posted 05-07-2013 03:03 AM

Oh, I thought you were going to say you dropped wood on your feet while wearing flip flops. That would be serious! that old spider did not have a chance with raid! That is instant death to bugs.

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

Have your say...

You must be signed in to reply.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics