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    Quote Originally Posted by Little Miss Sunshine View Post
    OMG. The spiders.

    Just pulled a load of washing out. Found some legs at the bottom of the machine.
    Hanging it up and found the rest of him. A bloody funnel web.

    Had another funnel web 3 weeks ago walking casually across the laundry floor.

    Adding to this, FOUR redbacks decided to make a NEST- egg sacks and all- under dd's water play table. Where she sticks her fingers.

    Plus an assortment of gross wolf type spiders and other creepy ones hiding in various spots throughout the house, like under the dogs water bowl and went to pick it up.

    Plus this THING on my fly screen door- what the hell is that one?!? It was quite big before I sprayed it.
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    I just hate spiders, they terrify me, and they are EVERYWHERE now the weather's getting warmer. I'm too scared to be barefoot at night .....

    I have the heebee geebees big time, specially after that funnel web in my washing this morning!!!!
    What is that? No really what the actual eff is that?!?!???
    Spray, spider bomb, whatever it takes. Neither that, or funnel webs are funny!

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    Omg if I had the amount of spider experiences you've had I would seriously just burn the house and run!

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    Ahh..... It's a badge huntsman.
    Identifiable by the weird markings underneath.

    As I was just typing this - I kid you not- DH was just taking care of a dead wolf spider in the laundry (I surface sprayed the crap out of laundry this afternoon).

    I have to stop googling spiders 😱

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    Default I love my new house and garden BUT...

    Quote Originally Posted by Little Miss Sunshine View Post
    Ahh..... It's a badge huntsman.
    Identifiable by the weird markings underneath.

    As I was just typing this - I kid you not- DH was just taking care of a dead wolf spider in the laundry (I surface sprayed the crap out of laundry this afternoon).

    I have to stop googling spiders 😱
    Don't the huntsmans/wolf spiders eat the poisonous ones? As creepy as they are I wouldn't kill them, just catch them in a glass and throw them outside to hopefully eat the others.

    That said I wish I'd never opened this thread 🙈

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    Get the credit card out and call pest control. Stuff hubby.

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    I live rurally and get the house sprayed for spiders annually.
    It was in my prenup.

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    Quote Originally Posted by misskittyfantastico View Post
    I live rurally and get the house sprayed for spiders annually.
    It was in my prenup.
    We just bought a farm in Victoria and I am excited, but slightly anxious that I'll see more spiders. Might have to investigate the cost of spraying!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hollywood View Post
    We just bought a farm in Victoria and I am excited, but slightly anxious that I'll see more spiders. Might have to investigate the cost of spraying!
    It really depends where you are but we're in the wheatbelt in WA and the redbacks are horrific! I hope your farm is less spider intense but if it's not? Go the pest man!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by misskittyfantastico View Post
    It really depends where you are but we're in the wheatbelt in WA and the redbacks are horrific! I hope your farm is less spider intense but if it's not? Go the pest man!!
    It's in an area where there's mainly dairy farms and cattle, not loads of trees and no big forests near by. I've lived in the Dandenongs here in Melbourne and due to the masses of trees there are so many spiders there.

    Settlement is in November so I get to find out pretty soon! DP is a big tough tradie but he HATES spiders! It's kind of funny how scared he is!

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    Default I love my new house and garden BUT...

    Re: whitetails. I remember having a shower once and seeing one climb into the fan vent above the shower 😱. Then a couple weeks later found a dead one the cat had got, thank god it didn't get bitten! Then...about a year later I kept waking in the morning to bruises on my legs and you could visibly see fang marks in the middle 😱. I could not figure out where the spider was coming from, I kept vacuuming and moving things around. Then I read they like to hide in piles of things like clothes and because it was summer our doona was often at the foot of the bed and eventually kicked to the floor. I decided to shake it really hard one morning when I was making the bed and sure enough a whitetail came flying out from inside the doona cover. Ick ick ick ick!!!!! So yeah, make sure you're not leaving piles of stuff around!
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