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Old 10-19-2019, 12:43 PM
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These spiders have taken over one of my bathrooms. Do they look dangerous to you?


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I don't know if they're dangerous, but they sure are ugly, especially the one waiting for you to sit down so he can feast on your private parts. They are called African crotch critters.

Normally, I'd say one of them laid an egg somewhere and it hatched. But those bad boys are pretty large. If they laid an egg, there are probably only about 500 more to deal with.

The second photo looks like a shadow of you standing over him and preparing to pee all over him.
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Holy crap. I couldn’t live where that creature can just show up in my house.
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.22 bird shot my man!


Then one of them pooper scooper thingys
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Looks like a spider that had a web across my walkway in the 80's.

I face planted into a man sized web. Killed the spider with a 2x4 from the garage.
never found a spider on the internet that matched the size. The abdomen was the size of a racquetball.

Nearest spider I could find preys on small birds.
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is that the tub or sink?
generally speaking where are you?
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we have spiders here in Florida that look exactly like that but I have never seen one that big. They are usually about the size of a quarter here. Not saying they can't get that big but I have never seen one.
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Mine was bigger.
Almost twice that big.

But the internet says nothing gets that big.

The legs were sort of like wooden pencils. Looong legs.

This was the closest I could find for my spider.




Golden orb weaver spider.
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I cropped the pic and did a google search and what I found calls them giant house spiders and yes they do bite. Here is a link to an article about them in England.

https://www.dailypost.co.uk/news/nor...nvaded-9902507
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Another Name is Wolf Spider Yes they can get big and will bite not Posiones but can get an infection from the bite because of it being nasty with germs.

Remember Spiders we all hate kill, a lot of other stuff we really hate too. Flies and such. They serve a purpose. If you have a lot around your house then you have a lot of Prey they are eating on. No Prey, Spiders generally will not be around.
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Mine was bigger.
Almost twice that big.

But the internet says nothing gets that big.

The legs were sort of like wooden pencils. Looong legs.

This was the closest I could find for my spider.




Golden orb weaver spider.
I'd hate to run in to that sucker in a dark alley.
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Nope sorry, but I hate spiders. The ones I can ID as harmless are given a pass, but the ones I can't ID die a quick death. Same with snakes. If I can ID them as harmless to humans and useful, they stay. If I believe they are poisonous, they die.
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Another Name is Wolf Spider Yes they can get big and will bite not Posiones but can get an infection from the bite because of it being nasty with germs.

Remember Spiders we all hate kill, a lot of other stuff we really hate too. Flies and such. They serve a purpose. If you have a lot around your house then you have a lot of Prey they are eating on. No Prey, Spiders generally will not be around.
I agree Wolf Spider. A big'un, but a wolf spider. In my area most people deal with them at this time of year.
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When I find them, Yes I don't like them but I will catch them and put them outside. I have had some really big ones around my property as I have a lot of overgrown brush on 1/3.

The best way to keep them out of your house is with Mint-specially Peppermint Real not artificial. That will also keep a lot of small vermin away. Keep the Grass and stuff close to the foundation clear so that insects do not want to live there.

Also if you take a 1/2 Apple Cider Vinegar and Water in a spray bottle and spray into cracks and around the foundation once a week that will also keep them away. If you spray it directly on the spider it will burn them. White will work I just think the Apple Cider smells better
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Here is another solution. 1/2C Cider Vinegar 3/4C water and 20-30 drops of Peppermint essential oil.
I usually buy two or three bottles of it on Amazon. It also works against Mice etc. as it really repels as it has a chemical that is poison to them
Kills ants on contact and will keep them away.
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We always called those "Wolf Spiders", growing up in S. Florida. It's not uncommon form them to reach 6 inches across but, most are 3-4 inches. I've never heard of them being dangerous. I tried to crush one with my thumb once (hard to do cuz they're QUICK) & he curled up & bit me. It didn't hurt but, it scared the hell out of me & I never tried it again.
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Nuke it from space! I've gotten mixed up with much smaller ones that were venomous and left a nasty bite.
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Mine was bigger. [IMG class=inlineimg]https://www.survivalistboards.com/images/smilies/smile.gif[/IMG]
Almost twice that big.

But the internet says nothing gets that big.

The legs were sort of like wooden pencils. Looong legs.

This was the closest I could find for my spider.




Golden orb weaver spider.
Yours looks like a big huntsman spider. The golden orb spider is really big.

We get them both and I still have a tarantula I found as a pet.

But for example.

https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/962358...-saucepan/amp/

Get a big Tupperware container and a piece of cardboard an trap him and Chuck him out.
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Yours looks like a big huntsman spider. The golden orb spider is really big.
That isn't my photo. I smashed my spider in seconds with a hunk of wood.
Mine was twice the size of the one eating the bird in that stock photo of a golden orb spider.

The abdomen was rather round and the size of a racquetball on mine. Legs span of about 10 to 12 inches.
The legs looked very much like the one in the photo, so I assume it was the same beast.
it had a massive web strung between 2 trees about 12 feet apart, that I walked face first into in the morning on the way to work. Still groggy from waking up, I didn't see the web until it was too late.
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Yours looks like a big huntsman spider. The golden orb spider is really big.
That isn't my photo. I smashed my spider in seconds with a hunk of wood.
Mine was twice the size of the one eating the bird in that stock photo of a golden orb spider.

The abdomen was rather round and the size of a racquetball on mine. Legs span of about 10 to 12 inches.
https://www.theguardian.com/australi...ing-impressive

Yeah the golden orb is all legs. So opened out it is bigger than your head.

My terrible photo of one.

There are not many good photos that really show how big those things are.

And we get some big spiders to compare them to.
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