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post #1 of 22
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All the spiders are coming out of hiding, and the meowies are going bonkers! Lex is on top of the fridge meowing at one that's walking on the kitchen ceiling... he SO badly wants to devour the thing! They even kill those huge centipedes, but they're too big to eat, I guess!

Anyone else here have insect hunters?
post #2 of 22
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Originally Posted by vespacat
All the spiders are coming out of hiding, and the meowies are going bonkers! Lex is on top of the fridge meowing at one that's walking on the kitchen ceiling... he SO badly wants to devour the thing! They even kill those huge centipedes, but they're too big to eat, I guess!

Anyone else here have insect hunters?
Behind my house is a wooded area and I get tons of spiders they dont bother me but my b/f hates them, Luckily Picasso loves to eat spiders I nicknamed him the CatBugler!
post #3 of 22
Kitties LOVE some crawly things. lol Make sure Lex doesn't hurt himself up on the fridge!
Zoe likes to stalk any insect or arachnid that gets in the apartment. She will chase them all over, but won't try to eat them.
post #4 of 22
Ivo is definately an insect slayer. Flies provide lots of entertainment, although I usually have to stun them with a quick swat of the dish towel so she can have the enjoyment of the kill. But even better in her mind (but much worse in mine) is the rare time a palmetto bug (big, copper colored roach-like bugs) crawls up the pipe. Those, she gets to kill all by herself (while I'm standing on the couch).
post #5 of 22
Annie (RB) used to be our moth hunter. In the summer when they would gather around the porch light on our mobile home inevitably some would get inside and she would go leaping about until she'd captured the thing. A luna moth got in one time and we thought she would find it a rare treat as we shooed it toward her. All we got was this "You've got to be kidding!" look . I'll never forget it!
post #6 of 22
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Too cute!
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Originally Posted by misstorri
Luckily Picasso loves to eat spiders I nicknamed him the CatBugler!
post #7 of 22
It's been spider season here for a while. I'm terrified of them!!!!!! I can't even get close enough to squish them, I just set a glass over them until Shy gets home to kill it. I make such a fuss that Sandy has learned to be afraid of them, too. She just lays her ears back and backs away. Diddy and Sui will play with them. Oscar will eat them. Shoot, he lived in a dumpster for 5 months, there's not much he won't eat LOL!! We get BIG spiders down here.
post #8 of 22
Eww I don't really like spiders. Not as much as Flies though! Ewwww!
post #9 of 22
Astrid (RB) was our flycatcher. It was fun to watch her stalk and plop her paws over one. Then she would slowly move a paw to see if it was still there. That's when the fly would take off. She did have good aim.
post #10 of 22
Yes! My Salem is quite the little hunter I found out. He has only been home with me for 1 week and 3 days and he has killed 2 centipedes, 4 box elder bugs and a moth! I am so proud of him!!! I am excited too because I have always had to kill them myself and they creep me out bad! Spook has tried to help her brother catch them but she's not quite as good at is as he is.
Salem was crying in the bedroom today because he couldn't get this moth so I picked him up and helped him get to it!
post #11 of 22
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Originally Posted by Kellyyfaber
It's been spider season here for a while. I'm terrified of them!!!!!! I can't even get close enough to squish them, I just set a glass over them until Shy gets home to kill it. I make such a fuss that Sandy has learned to be afraid of them, too. She just lays her ears back and backs away. Diddy and Sui will play with them. Oscar will eat them. Shoot, he lived in a dumpster for 5 months, there's not much he won't eat LOL!! We get BIG spiders down here.
LOL! Yeah, I bet you get big spiders down there... Well, at least one of the meows eats them. And Shy kills them too, which is good.

We usually get those little grey house spiders, though north of the city they can get massive. And when I go canoeing I seemingly have to share the space with with HUGE, terribly fast dock spiders. Yuck!
post #12 of 22
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Originally Posted by ciera23
Yes! My Salem is quite the little hunter I found out. He has only been home with me for 1 week and 3 days and he has killed 2 centipedes, 4 box elder bugs and a moth! I am so proud of him!!! I am excited too because I have always had to kill them myself and they creep me out bad! Spook has tried to help her brother catch them but she's not quite as good at is as he is.
Salem was crying in the bedroom today because he couldn't get this moth so I picked him up and helped him get to it!
Aimee, aren't you a good meowmy for helping him.

You've definitely got a hunter on your hands...
post #13 of 22
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Originally Posted by vespacat
All the spiders are coming out of hiding, and the meowies are going bonkers! Lex is on top of the fridge meowing at one that's walking on the kitchen ceiling... he SO badly wants to devour the thing! They even kill those huge centipedes, but they're too big to eat, I guess!

Anyone else here have insect hunters?
Ooooooooooh, yeah! Spiders, moths, flies, leatherjackets, centipedes, earthworms...just off the top of my head! Fawn is the hunter in the family. She certainly doesn't confine herself to insects, but they are fair game!
post #14 of 22
OMG! NOOOOOOOOOOOOO! I hate hate hate hate hate hate hate spiders! More than anything else in this world... I am so freaking scared of them, it is really pathetic. Sara is more entertained by flying insects than crawly ones.

She does however catch and emulsify the occasional spider or earwig(which i had never heard of or seen till i moved to cali-i thought they were baby scorpions).

I start screaming and crying and running in the other direction... if i see a spider in a room, there is a good chance i wont go in that room for a few days even if i know the spider is dead.

I went to Lowe's and bought those things you plug into the wall that emit some kind of sound wave that is supposed to get rid of bugs... i had always wondered why in 13 years i had never seen not one, of any type of insect in my granny&pa's house, and it was cuz of these things...
I have been using them for about a year and i must say i do think they help alot... i have 1 in almost every outlet(just cuz i am a baby )
Pest Repeller
post #15 of 22
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Originally Posted by mferr84
OMG! NOOOOOOOOOOOOO! I hate hate hate hate hate hate hate spiders! More than anything else in this world... I am so freaking scared of them, it is really pathetic. Sara is more entertained by flying insects than crawly ones.

She does however catch and emulsify the occasional spider or earwig(which i had never heard of or seen till i moved to cali-i thought they were baby scorpions).

I start screaming and crying and running in the other direction... if i see a spider in a room, there is a good chance i wont go in that room for a few days even if i know the spider is dead.

I went to Lowe's and bought those things you plug into the wall that emit some kind of sound wave that is supposed to get rid of bugs... i had always wondered why in 13 years i had never seen not one, of any type of insect in my granny&pa's house, and it was cuz of these things...
I have been using them for about a year and i must say i do think they help alot... i have 1 in almost every outlet(just cuz i am a baby )
Pest Repeller
Great idea... I never knew there was such a thing! Cool.

As for the spiders, I totally understand... anything bigger than the ones I generally see around here and I freak out!
post #16 of 22
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Originally Posted by vespacat
Great idea... I never knew there was such a thing! Cool.

As for the spiders, I totally understand... anything bigger than the ones I generally see around here and I freak out!
they are a great thing, i never even noticed them till my papaw pointed them out to me...

i have so many they are probably mutating my insides... i wouldnt doubt it... just my luck... gets rid of pests and organs!!!
post #17 of 22
Don't those ultrasonic bug repellers annoy the cats? After all, cats could hear higher frequencies than us humans. Our Pinky hunts,too, but not very consequently. My wife doesn't like spiders either. I call them "Freddie" and it's my job to chuck them outside which I do either using the glass-and-postcard method (set a glass over him, slide a postcard underneath, pick up the whole thing and let him out outside) or I pick him up by hand. I don't like killing them because they're doing me a favor by killing flies and mosqitoes.

C U later

Joe
post #18 of 22
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Originally Posted by Joe1959
Don't those ultrasonic bug repellers annoy the cats? After all, cats could hear higher frequencies than us humans. Our Pinky hunts,too, but not very consequently. My wife doesn't like spiders either. I call them "Freddie" and it's my job to chuck them outside which I do either using the glass-and-postcard method (set a glass over him, slide a postcard underneath, pick up the whole thing and let him out outside) or I pick him up by hand. I don't like killing them because they're doing me a favor by killing flies and mosqitoes.

C U later

Joe
no, they are safe for pets...i dont think they are making noises, i think it is just waves or signals or something...
my papaw has dogs, i have cats... none of them seem to notice them... i have one in every visible outlet

sara has never seemed to be uncomfortable... maybe i should ask a vet though, just to get a second opinion... even though it is kinda late, i have been using them for a year or so
post #19 of 22
We've had, like, 10 spiders in the past couple of weeks. 2 died of heart-attacks when Buffy leapt apon them (that's my theory, anyway, since they just curled up and stopped moving when Buffy appeared). Never heard of spider season but it sure makes sense. Ugh. We mostly get moths and I HATE moths. I'm usually the last one to go to bed, so I have to turn out all the lights. Sometimes a moth will be snoozing under the shade of a lamp, and my hand will be just inches from them when I turn the switch. Then they'll be distubed and will pop right out of there and divebomb for my face. It's a good way to get exercise, but the heart attack deal can't be too good, right?
post #20 of 22
aww, buffy is a cutie!

yea, moths are my other thing, i saw a shadow of one, one night and nearly killed my husband crawling across him trying to get out of the room and run down the hallway, i was screaming and crying... aaaaannd, he was pi$$ed, after all it was 3am.
post #21 of 22
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Originally Posted by Aussie_Dog
We've had, like, 10 spiders in the past couple of weeks. 2 died of heart-attacks when Buffy leapt apon them (that's my theory, anyway, since they just curled up and stopped moving when Buffy appeared). Never heard of spider season but it sure makes sense. Ugh. We mostly get moths and I HATE moths. I'm usually the last one to go to bed, so I have to turn out all the lights. Sometimes a moth will be snoozing under the shade of a lamp, and my hand will be just inches from them when I turn the switch. Then they'll be distubed and will pop right out of there and divebomb for my face. It's a good way to get exercise, but the heart attack deal can't be too good, right?
Yep, Buffy is great... and I like your sig!

Well, I don't think it's actually spider season... I just called it that because this is the time all the creepy crawlies seem to come out. And it's been raining here for days.
post #22 of 22
AAAAAAAARRRRRGH!!!!! You have a SPIDER season????

Why on EARTH do you still live there??? I didn't go out the back of my house once for four weeks cos I knew there was a spider hiding under the table...lol

I have what one might call a phobia on top of a phobia...
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