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Spider in kitchen sink ........

I need to use the kitchen sink ....... but .... there`s a big ugly spider sitting in it!

What do I do?

Do I kill it with hot water, send it down the drain? ..... Or try and rescue it (aaaaggghhhhh) and put it outside? Spiders are territorial ... which means it could come back inside to reclaim it`s position?

What would you do?

(I did despatch it - I feel bad about that. But could not face the thought of seeing it again - unexpectedly! It was really large, biggest I`ve yet seen here!)
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Re: Spider in kitchen sink ........

Don't worry , it won't be missed, and there is no shortage of large spiders here!


I've been told that the spiders here don't bite. Should I believe that? Where I'm from, you kill any spider big enough to bite you because several varieties do lots of damage.
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Oh no. It'll rain now.
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Nein..... the next 5 days is already forecast ...... 32c/34c and NO rain!
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Re: Spider in kitchen sink ........

A glass over the top, thin card slid under and carefully taken out for fresh air. Why kill? Spiders are indeed very useful kritters.
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I've been told that the spiders here don't bite. Should I believe that? Where I'm from, you kill any spider big enough to bite you because several varieties do lots of damage.
My Swiss friends seem to believe that it`s the SMALL spiders that bite!

Twas not the bite I was afraid of - it`s those long crawly legs and that lugging body with a head!

I`ve gotten used to creeping around in the jungle of garden to trim plants without having to worry about snakes (ex S/African - Natal) - and can ignore spiders in their natural habitat. But NOT when they encroach on MY territory! - and specially not at 5.30 in the morning when needing to make coffee!
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A glass over the top, thin card slid under and carefully taken out for fresh air. Why kill? Spiders are indeed very useful kritters.
Lots of fruit flies around at the moment, where's there a spider when you need one?
Actually, big spiders freak me out but I would never kill one.
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A glass over the top, thin card slid under and carefully taken out for fresh air. Why kill? Spiders are indeed very useful kritters.
Oh yes - I`d forgotten that one. But he was so jumpy - and I was so frail at that time of the morning. Please don`t rub it in. I`m still feeling guilty about it. At least he was dead and not just drowing en route to the water sanitation plant.
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But NOT when they encroach on MY territory! - and specially not at 5.30 in the morning when needing to make coffee!

Lol, I'm with you on that... interfere with my morning coffee and do so at your own peril! Death was certainly appropriate given the further explanation.
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Re: Spider in kitchen sink ........

I respect insects when they are outside, once they come into my territory they are dead meat...kill it with the hot water
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Lol, I'm with you on that... interfere with my morning coffee and do so at your own peril! Death was certainly appropriate given the further explanation.
Oh thank you for that. I`m feeling a bit better now.

Killing things is against my *religion* - but that was a great decision I had to make - and make it quickly!
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Re: Spider in kitchen sink ........

This made me laugh as the same thing happened to me. Tuesday evening I returned to my flat at 11pm after 6 days away. In the kitchen sink was a large spider, approx. 8 cm diameter - with fangs and attitude etc . Normally I would catch the spider in my "spider catcher" box and throw it outside (my spider catcher box is an old plastic Ferrero Rocher chocolate box - works a treat being transparent), but as it was late & I was exhausted, I just flushed him/her down the drain and put the plug in. The plug is one of those with a lever on the tap, so a good snug fit. So Insy Winsy went down the drain, his return blocked by a plug. Next morning, I go to make a cup of tea - who's in the sink again but Insy Winsy. Must have been the same spider due size (fangs, attitude etc.) but I'm puzzled how he got back there - must have come back via the overflow, cheeky bužžer. Anyway, he got his repreave and is now terrorising the rest of the neighbourhood.

After ranting - does anyone know if you can buy chestnut spray in CH? It's used to deter spiders, doesn't kill them etc. Apparently they just don't like the smell so go find another place to hang out.
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Re: Spider in kitchen sink ........

I remember back in NZ there was a spider in the house and as I have such a love for spiders I got my partner at the time to remove it from the house. He just popped it out the window.

The next day it came back.....so I made him walk across the road and place it in a tree hehe never came back.

In NZ we had these to also worry about ...wetas...eekkkk
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Old 17.08.2012, 11:58
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Don't worry , it won't be missed, and there is no shortage of large spiders here!


I've been told that the spiders here don't bite. Should I believe that? Where I'm from, you kill any spider big enough to bite you because several varieties do lots of damage.
Wrong a spider bit my son here nearly killed him ended up in hospital for a week 3 ivs leg in plaster to try and stop the poison spreading I started a thread about it a few years ago.
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Re: Spider in kitchen sink ........

Hit it with your shoe!!
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My Swiss friends seem to believe that it`s the SMALL spiders that bite!

Twas not the bite I was afraid of - it`s those long crawly legs and that lugging body with a head!

I`ve gotten used to creeping around in the jungle of garden to trim plants without having to worry about snakes (ex S/African - Natal) - and can ignore spiders in their natural habitat. But NOT when they encroach on MY territory! - and specially not at 5.30 in the morning when needing to make coffee!
Creepy crawlies, yikes....!

I really feel for you, I do. I'm terrified of bugs (especially as they come super sized here comparing to where I'm coming from) and last night Nature attacked me in my own home. As Murphy's law is what it is, my bug catching Ninja (aka OH) was abroad. Of course.

I was on my way to the kitchen when I saw a shadow in the hallway on top of our wardrobe. I looked up and met a pair of eyes. Hungry, hungry eyes (no, not really, this is just my imagination). A gigantic cricket. Never seen anything that big before (in Europe, that is. Used to live in Australia so can't compare the bug sizes). How did it get up there, I wondered as I ran to the living room, slamming the glass door shut behind me. There is no option of catching a bug when it's just me and me alone. No way. It's survival of the fittest and the cricket was winning!

I took a bug spray (opened for over a year already and it claims to be valid only for 2 months after opening) and from a great distance, I sprayed at it.

Psssssfffff. Psssssssf psssssfff PSSSSSSSSSSSSFFFFF!

That sure pissed it off as it took off and flew (so that's how it got up there, dammit) right at me.

Screaming, I ran back to the living room and slammed the glass door shut once again as the cricket decided to park itself to the other side of the glass. I looked at it, it looked at me. Laughing, mocking my pitiful attempt to kill it. It eats girls like me for breakfast without chewing. I'm sure of it. It now had me cornered, there was no way out for me.

The bug spray sure as hell wasn't killing it but it got it a bit tipsy. So tipsy it forgot to eat me and instead flew into our guest room. As it did so, I made my move and closed the door of that room. I would've locked the door but the key was on the wrong side. But I don't think it knows how to turn a handle to open the door anyways.....And it's way too big to crawl through any possible cracks.

So there it is, still chirping, waiting for my husband's return tonight. And then it's Go Time, Jiminy Cricket.
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Wrong a spider bit my son here nearly killed him ended up in hospital for a week 3 ivs leg in plaster to try and stop the poison spreading I started a thread about it a few years ago.
yup, me too. I got bitten by a spider at the back of the neck, and had to take antibiotics.
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yup, me too. I got bitten by a spider at the back of the neck, and had to take antibiotics.
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It was awful my son got bitten on his foot playing in the garden he had antibiotics and I had to dress it with liquid ice every 4 hrs after 3 days had to take him to the emergency the poison was spreading to fast. Glad your ok
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Spiders are territorial ... which means it could come back inside to reclaim it`s position?


*Shudder*

My biggest fear is spiders. I always seem to attract ones that are training for the olympics and love to run straight at me. Seems they are defending their territory then.
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Ah ha .... am beginning to feel a bit better about this mornings murder ..... flesh eating spider bites/anti-biotics/hospitals/drips .......
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