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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.

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#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

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#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.

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#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

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#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.

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

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

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#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.

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#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

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

I recommend these:

-- “And it's only the giving that makes you what you are. ” ― I. Anderson

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#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.

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#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

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#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!!

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