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Wendy

House spiders

My house seems to be full of spiders and I won't husband kill them. If one of the big ones is hanging around I lift it up gently and put it outside. The small ones he's OK with.

Wendy

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violet eyes

spiders

I can understand people being afraid of spiders but why would anyone want to whack a spider? I'm sorry but I don't get it.

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Expat Badger

why whack a spider?

because they are the most disgusting things on earth and make you want to throw up at the thought of one touching you....?

that'll be it

i'm with Dottie - can't look at crabs as they look like giant spiders...urgh

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Grannie Cool

Spiders

I don't like spiders but I prefer them to cockroaches any day!! Now they are disgusting...........

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violet eyes

killing spiders

Why not get a spider catcher from Lakeland or something similar. My daughter used to be terrified of them, she would scream at the smallest one she saw in her bedroom. I taught her not to be afraid and they weren't out to get her. She's fine with them now. No need to kill them, it's cruel.

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Gerry

murdering spiders

" No need to kill them, it's cruel."
Well said, violet eyes. My granddaughter's mum is terrified of spiders but was determined that it wouldn't affect her daughter so managed to conceal it. When the daughter was little she'd go round collecting dead spiders to "take them out into the sunshine so they'll get better."

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Expat Badger

haven't killed one in yonks

fortuately we don't seem to get them in the house here - used to in UK esp at this time of year (big fat hairy ones...gak) and so i have not had to murder one for the longest time.

in my defense they are the only thing i kill - everything else i can capture and release outside....i don't like killing them but have to for my own sanity...would spend all the time worring it had come back in again

ohh got to stop thinking about it...making me go all odd

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SonyaK

Murdering spiders

" No need to kill them, it's cruel."

And killing animals and eating their flesh is OK?

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JAMES

Spiders.

Personally, I think its totally fine to kill any insects that invade my home.

I don't want them there so they all get squished. Whats the problem?

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violet eyes

spiders

killing animals to eat and killing spiders is totaly different,and you know it.

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spiders

I'm kind of in agreement, as it is a little disingenuous to talk about cruelty to spiders, without being equally considerate to every other creepy crawly that does no harm but is seen to be unwelcome in the house.

Cluster flies? Fruit flies? Earwigs? Woodlice? Just a thought!

I'm a total hypocrite myself as I'll put spiders and bees outside, and swat flies and wasps.

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Esther R

Spider cruelty

I do agree with Gerry and Violet Eyes about cruelty. I wish someone had taught me not to be afraid of spiders because it is totally illogical. My son did not like spiders as a child but now can remove them and put them outside without a qualm. So I obviously have not passed my feelings on to him but try as I might I cannot overcome them.

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sam from worthing

Spiders

actually in the uk (down south) we do have a venomous - but not deadly, spider.

its the false black widow, its bite can pack a punch, giving heart palpatations that could be confused with heart attack, major swelling and bruising of the bite area, numbness and sickness and dizziness.

they have been around the area i live for about 10 years, normally hiding under the lid of water butts, compost containers, brick holes, dustbins. i believe they were first spotted in devon/cornwall and have migrated up.

my OH has a very deep arachnaphobia, so i am cheif spider getter ridder of person, i catch and throw out into the garden, and i "red" raid around windows and doors to keep them away.

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Gravy Queen

Spiders

Yes killing animals to eat is perfectly ok.

Spiders dont bother me in the slightest, I think they are quite interesting. Last year we had the most beautiful lacy icy cobwebs in the garden.

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XiangRiKui

Time For Looking In The Mirror

Look in the mirror in the hall,
See the spider behind you on the wall?
Ponder then whether given the vote,
Who could all the world's creatures do without?
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In my opinion, organic cookery doesn't end with growing slug nibbled beetroot or buying it in a farmer's market; one enters with humility into a sharing of the planet with all the plants, predators and the preyed upon.
There are spiders everywhere in my house and giant orange slugs on my allotment, from where I harvest huge surpluses of delicious wholesome pesticide-free vegetables. In fact slugs are edible, especially with home grown garlic and onions, but that would be another forum topic. And while cooking away, should a big spider drop in my wok, I'd say 'thank you' and enjoy!
Bye...

 
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