I don't mind them if I know they're there. It's when they suddenly appear I go silly for a moment. We had a huge wolf spider in the bath yesterday but that didn't bother me.
It's those that are being brought over that do!! My Aunt had a horrid sceptic bite on her face from a spider. She was in South Africa!! But it took 6 months to start healing. And I was in our corner shop with my 2 year old son, (so that's 19 years ago!!) when they found a tarantula in the bananas!
I just have a mild panic when it's not 'normal and English' looking!
We get plenty of those spiders. They're benign and won't hurt you ('coz they can't hurt you !).
Spiders are incredible creatures. They do loads of good keeping the pest population down and should be encouraged not killed. There isn't a native spider in the Uk that can hurt you so I don't understand what the fuss is about them.
Post by prodigal gardener on May 12, 2008 19:37:29 GMT
I knew I shouldn't have looked. I cant bear spiders big or little. and that running across the desk would have sent me whirling round the garden until Karl came home and moved it. YUK, they make me really nervous.
Im trying not to listen to the voices in my head........
It's body was only about 1cm long but that's about as big as the one that bit my Aunt.
And I'm not worried about UK ones FA, it's the imports that worry me!! We get lot's down here in the balmy (prob barmy) south!! We're too mild for them to get a frosting. You think of the tropical plants that can now survive here........ We'll be looking out for Redbacks in the washing before long!!
I've let it go now, at the other end of the garden. I trust OH, he used to keep exotic lizards and snakes and things. I'm fine with most things, just things out of the ordinary....... It had really big thingys and was very black and white OK?!?!?
Apparently if you keep a bowl of horse chestnuts (conkers) in the house it deters spiders from coming in. I think the jury is still out on that one as it doesn't seem to be 100% effective.
We have some enormous wolf spiders in the shed at the bottom of the garden, and I always wonder what they can possibly find to eat in there.
You can fool some of the people all of the time, and all of the people some of the time, but you can not fool all of the people all of the time. Abraham Lincoln, (attributed) 16th president of US (1809 - 1865)