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post #31 of 58
we get Brown Recluses too. one was on my face one time but it didnt bite me thank god. *shiver*

its your house so do what you want but i have heard that those chemicals can cause perminent brain damage even if you stay out of the house for a few days and they can harm your animals (and shrink male genitals).

My sister is Chemically sensitive so i know alot about harmful chemicals in pesticides and believe me... its bettr to stay away from the chemicals

my friends mom sprayed their house one time and now my friend is perminently brain damaged and on the brink of death.

there are these things you can get called Rid-X and you plug them in and they make a high pitched noise that animals like cats and dogs and humans can't hear but spiders and rodents and bugs can and they dont like it so they stay away. my friend sleeps in his basement and he used to get the little buggers all the time but he got one of those and he hasnt seen one since. The only drawback is that you cannot own hamsters or the like.

another alternitive to the chemicals are Geko's. we used to buy geko's and we would never see spiders. ( i have no idea how to spell Geko by the way)
post #32 of 58
OOCH I know there is alot of them here anf it worries me... Chandler has some bits now I have no clue what they are...
post #33 of 58
They are indeed poisonous. Very. I see them daily in my basement, and when they are on a nonflammable surface, I burn them with a propane torch. It is a clean, environmentally friendly way, and safe as long as I am careful.
post #34 of 58
You don't have a BIG pest control company that services several towns? I had a terrible time with fleas so I got a big company who serices several cities in my county and I pay $80.00 every other month!

I HAD to as Panther LOVES playing with spiders!
post #35 of 58
I HATE spiders... No matter how small... My husband is a roofer also and they have to be careful doing tear-offs because the spiders are all over the old wood
post #36 of 58
Call an exterminator!!! You probably have a nest.
post #37 of 58
My husband had gotten bitten once by a brown recluse. He had to get it excised. It got really nasty and swollen, filled with pus.

If I'm not mistaken it cause the skin to get necrotic.
post #38 of 58
Thread Starter 
It is a big pest control company--Terminix. Its the best rates they will give me even though I have a termite contract with them. You would think you could get a discount. I guess they can charge what they want considering they are the only ones around.

JESSIEnKITTY--I've never heard of these chemicals causing brain damage or death as long as you follow label directions, but I appriciate the tip and I will definately do my research before I buy anything.

The Rid-X things sound great, but we do have a Hampster, and pet Mice, so I doubt that they would be the right choice for us.

I guess I'll research some things and see what I can find out. I can find lots of info about the spiders and their bites but not much info on what to do to get rid of them.
post #39 of 58
I feel for you. Megan is constantly just looking and waiting for spiders and bugs and brings them up from the basement. I freak out because we have many spiders here similar in appearance to brown recluse . I can't tell the difference and it just freaks me out.
post #40 of 58
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Originally Posted by maddensmom
JESSIEnKITTY--I've never heard of these chemicals causing brain damage or death as long as you follow label directions, but I appriciate the tip and I will definately do my research before I buy anything.

The Rid-X things sound great, but we do have a Hampster, and pet Mice, so I doubt that they would be the right choice for us.

I guess I'll research some things and see what I can find out. I can find lots of info about the spiders and their bites but not much info on what to do to get rid of them.
yeah i used to have mice. trust me... if i could use pesticides i'd be bombin the little buggers like there is no tomarrow MUAHAHAHA... oh lordy i've lost it...
post #41 of 58
not on the topic of recluses, but i killed two spiders today. they've been all over the house in the last couple weeks-i think cos the warm weather is starting here. i can't stand them tho. i have to kill them fast before my mind can t hink about it too much, or i'll go into panic mode and just stand there for a half an hour trying to get up the courage to kill it. our apartment sucks bug-wise..we rent, so we can't really make any modifications to it, and there is a gap between the bottom of the back door, and the ground, im sure lots of them get in that way..also we keep the windows open a lot, and even tho we have screens, i think they slip in underneath them.. i'm so paranoid now.. what's that saying, for every bug you kill, there's ten more that you can't see, there in the house? i hope that's not true of spiders :/

its only spiders with me. we get huge, nasty looking potato bugs in august, coming in under the door..dunno if you know what they look like but theyre truly horrid looking-but they dont bother me at all-i pick em up with a napkin and put them gently outside. but a spider 1 tenth teh size? im scared to death.

i annoy myself sometimes, i really do. it's just a SPIDER, Mer :/
post #42 of 58
yeah so a few hours ago i went upstairs and picked up my belt and a brown recluse crawled over my hand... i squished the little bugger but i thought i was ganna faint or throw up.... i think i almost pissed my panties.....
post #43 of 58
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Originally Posted by Rockcat
I don't want to scare you more than you probably already are, but my husband almost lost his leg to one. Call a pest control service and see what they can do for you even if you have to stay in a hotel until they are finished.


I have heard that they are dangerous bites, I would C R A P if I saw one, I thought they were one of the worst kinds to be biten by
post #44 of 58
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by JESSIEnKITTY
yeah so a few hours ago i went upstairs and picked up my belt and a brown recluse crawled over my hand... i squished the little bugger but i thought i was ganna faint or throw up.... i think i almost pissed my panties.....

You gotta be ready for the little buggers at all times....I swear I'm going spider crazy....I keep feeling things crawling on me, but then theres nothing there!
post #45 of 58
Ewww I really feel for you. I wouldn't be able to stay in that house. I am TERRIFIED of ALL bugs, especially spiders. I'm always the first to spot a bug. If someone else is in the house with me I keep my eye on it and scream for someone to kill it. I am a big wuss. Sometimes I am by myself and I know if I don't get it or keep my eye on it, it will end up in my room. I kid you not, I will spend an entire hour trying to build up courage to kill it. I am afraid it will get me!! I swear they smell my fear and always end up in my room!! Now I am all itchy and paranoid.
post #46 of 58
Thread Starter 
Now that I've really started thinking about it...I can't figure out how they are getting in. We live in a brick house with concrete foundation. I looked around today and it seems that all the holes where pipes or cables or what not run into the walls are pretty well plugged up. There must be a hole somewhere right?
post #47 of 58
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Originally Posted by rachelh1018
I kid you not, I will spend an entire hour trying to build up courage to kill it. I am afraid it will get me!!
same...it takes me forever to get up the courage to kill it. my worst fear is that i'ts going to get ON me somehow. i found what helps for me is to kill it quick, before i get the chance to get worked up. as soon as i see it, i try not to let myself think-i just grab something to smush it with, and kill it.

the really ridiculous thing is i can't even go near it once it's dead. after i kill it, i leave it where it is, with the paper towel/magazine/whatever i used to kill it, right there, and have my bf dispose of it when i get home. and i always tell him when he picks it up, "don't get it near me". i'm that scared of them.
post #48 of 58
Quote:
Originally Posted by JESSIEnKITTY
yeah so a few hours ago i went upstairs and picked up my belt and a brown recluse crawled over my hand... i squished the little bugger but i thought i was ganna faint or throw up.... i think i almost pissed my panties.....
LOL I did the same thing a few weeks ago but it was the hose but I did almost tinkle in my pants.
post #49 of 58
We used to have taranculas, scorpions, and huge snakes where I used to live,
( wait one minute) now I'm itching all over If they even looked like they were coming my way I would scream like a mad person, If I thought something was on me, oh man I would come out of my clothes, we had basset hounds and they we laying on the outside deck one evening right by the slideing door and a tarancula was standing on one of the dogs, I almost died. My hubby went and got the broom and beat that thing till there were legs everywhere, Oh just the thought. You could actually be driving down the road and see them crossing ahead I mean way ahead they were huge.. Ok I'm done going to shower now yuk
post #50 of 58
Quote:
Originally Posted by JESSIEnKITTY
yeah so a few hours ago i went upstairs and picked up my belt and a brown recluse crawled over my hand... i squished the little bugger but i thought i was ganna faint or throw up.... i think i almost pissed my panties.....

Oh Oh !!!! are they in certin states or all over, I hope and pray I don't see any If one touched my hand I probably would have oh I don't know came unglued I guess,
post #51 of 58
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Originally Posted by arcadian girl
"don't get it near me". i'm that scared of them.
I am the exact same way!
post #52 of 58
Quote:
Originally Posted by halfpint
We used to have taranculas, scorpions, and huge snakes where I used to live,
( wait one minute) now I'm itching all over If they even looked like they were coming my way I would scream like a mad person, If I thought something was on me, oh man I would come out of my clothes, we had basset hounds and they we laying on the outside deck one evening right by the slideing door and a tarancula was standing on one of the dogs, I almost died. My hubby went and got the broom and beat that thing till there were legs everywhere, Oh just the thought. You could actually be driving down the road and see them crossing ahead I mean way ahead they were huge.. Ok I'm done going to shower now yuk
Where did you used to live so I know not to ever go there?
post #53 of 58
Ohh please be careful hunnny! Brown recluse bites are no fun at all, i'm sure you're hubby's miserable from his. I've been bitten 3 times...and have 3 "battle wounds" from them. Those are some of the most painful things....i'm so glad to hear he went and had his bite checked out by the doctor. I hope he's getting some relief from it...Hot compresses and meds were about the only thing that made me feel minutely better, a nice soak in the bathtub helps too, just make sure your husband keeps his arm in the warm water. You and your hubby are in my thoughts today. Also some pest companies will do a free estimate and home inspection...i'd call around- not everyone sprays for spiders...and there are some you can't spray for, i'm not sure about brown recluses but it's worth looking into. Good luck! Also, just incase he has a further complication from the bite, it's a good idea to take a sharpie and draw a circle around the area of the bite...that way if it the area around it starts to get red, you will notice that the problem is spreading....i had to go to the doc a few times with my second bite because the rash it caused kept spreading. Also it may be necessary for the doctors to lance the boil it will cause if it doesn't drain the poison on it's own withing a while...ask your doctor to get their opinion, but i thought it was worth mentioning. I hope this helps.
post #54 of 58
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Originally Posted by rachelh1018
Where did you used to live so I know not to ever go there?


We used to live in Wine Country in Temecula Valley, There were so many bugs and stuff yuk
post #55 of 58
The only thing I have to add about ANY spiders at all is...

post #56 of 58
Yep thats me as well

We dont get any poisonous ones in the Uk, we are pretty lucky really.

Those spideys sound awful, i would be a nervous wreck if i had them in the house
post #57 of 58
It is 1:11 am, now I wish the heck I haden't done this but I went and looked online at those spiders OMG I will never go to sleep now, what a creepy lot, I usually don't dream but I may have nightmares now Really isn't even funny alrighty then going to bed ( hope I can sleep)
post #58 of 58
Good Luck with that! (and that's why I didn't look them up!)
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