Redbacks or other potentially dangerous spiders, yes (especially when they're inhabiting my son's cubby), but all other spiders, no. They can either stay if they're nit bothering us, or they get picked up and evicted. I'm starting to get annoyed by all the webs around our house, though!
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16-03-2016 00:28 #11Senior Member
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16-03-2016 00:42 #12
16-03-2016 01:44 #13
No! Charlottes web was my favourite book as a child so I've never had a spider phobia and many of my Chinese clients say spiders in your home are a sign of good luck and money so you never kill one! DH hates them so I usually catch them on the end of a broom and take them into the garden
16-03-2016 04:38 #14
Do you kill spiders?
For huntsman I would not kill but I saw a redback in our kids' bathroom in January just before we were due for our annual spray and I killed it. I'm not risking that thing biting my small children.
16-03-2016 05:37 #15
Do you kill spiders?
Once they cross into my territory it's a death penalty. Then I leave the body outside the door for a couple as days as a warning to others.
I am happy to turn a blind eye if they are outside, non venomous and not touching my things but once they come into my domain I kill them, I hate the little f..kers.
I spray too unless as just squishing them is just gross and messy. And they could possibly touch me and cause me to panic. I keep a can in every room so I don't lose sight of them
Eta: daddy long legs are cool though as long as their webs aren't touching my stuff
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16-03-2016 05:51 #16
Only daddy long legs are permitted to live in my home. The others are killed.
Occasionally at work we get a huntsman in the office and I always get a spider-loving colleague to catch and release them.
16-03-2016 06:21 #17
Only huntsmen and daddy long legs are allowed to live here. I like huntsmen and they can stay as long as they like as long as they don't move into bedrooms. When they do they're caught and released. Usually they move out of their own accord. Anything else is killed. We get heaps of redbacks, white tails and those mean looking black house spiders and they all get squashed or sprayed (usually squashed, I feel like it's more humane).
16-03-2016 06:28 #18
Mostly catch and release / leave be.
I do sometimes suck daddy long legs up the vacuum cleaner and always kill redbacks.
16-03-2016 06:51 #19
We always catch and release. Have to kill redbacks though as we have a toddler.
16-03-2016 06:58 #20
Huntsman have to die as I panic if I know they are in/near the house. They terrify me. White tails and redbacks also die. Daddy long legs are fine to stay in the house but I usually catch and release anything else.
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