Im in camp relocate too, Mum always said killing spiders was bad luck and im still too chicken to risk it 😂
Is it right that only the females are poisonous? And that the males are just black? S'cuse my ignorance but I didn't grow up here? ?
Mil was bitten on the arm by a red back, she was in agony for 3+ days
Im pretty sure its a big deal.
Red backs are dangerous. I know someone who was in intensive care following a red back bite.
You kill that one in the garden (not like its inside), what difference does that make? None really, other than killing an animal.
There's many, many more out there...in the garden, not your bedroom.
You'd be better off teaching kids not to play in crowded areas of the garden where they like to live, as a life skill.
These discussions never go anywhere anyway.
Those who kill things do, and those that know its not the only one and the ecosystem is important, won't.
No one ever seems to change their mind.
Thanks for your responses. I have since found out it's actually a leaf curling spider. Either way, I hate getting spider webs on my hands so I'll get hubby to relocate it.
Kill it. Well I would. Sod relocating it.
I'd say redbacks are quite dangerous. I don't particularly like spiders though and don't much care about killing them.
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