ugh..wood spiders

lindaruzicka(Z6 PA)April 23, 2008

I was gardening today..(that's right a nice balmy 68 degrees!) and moving around rocks and out popped some baby wood spiders. They weren't that bad but their momma was about the size of a quarter. I let them find a new home and I just moved a rock around it....ugh...I hate spiders! "wiggling around brushing off shirt and pants"

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kmpsmom

Linda:
I hate spiders too! In picking up clothes in my daughtyer's room one day and when I picked her pajamas off the ground a HUGE spider (don't know what kind - don't care) jumped out. This thing was probably at least an inch across (not including the legs. Just thinking about it is making me twitch!
Ann

    Bookmark   April 23, 2008 at 2:42PM
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lindaruzicka(Z6 PA)

I guess the thing is technically called a wolf spider, which bite, but we always called them wood spiders because they like to hide in woodpiles.

I would've twitched too Ann, if that happened to me!

    Bookmark   April 23, 2008 at 4:36PM
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medontdo(8)

ewww last year i got bite by a wolf spider!! OWWWWW!!! them fangs hurrt like heck!!
when i was taking the tops off of my ws jugs, i kept finding all these spiders in them, ugh kept creeping me out, they were all brown, and smallish, definately not wolf. but my brother got bit by a brown recluse and now has mrsa all over his legs, so of course spiders just really creep me out BIG time!! i sooo want to kill them!! dont' though!! LOL i'm still so creeped out!! **shuddering**

    Bookmark   April 23, 2008 at 4:45PM
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agirlsgirl(6 SW-PA)

We get lots of them in our wood pile,never bothered me much,but I could see how if your afraid of spiders they would!

    Bookmark   April 23, 2008 at 9:28PM
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proudgm_03(6 MO)

I will take a snake over a spider any day. I've found two spiders down in my WS jugs and it's a wonder I didn't throw jug and all. Ugh. Last year I found a spider in my bathroom that was 4 inches across. It was black and gray. I screamed and my daughter came to see what was wrong. She screamed and my DH came to see what was wrong and then he had to go on a frantic spider search because there was no way I was staying in the house with that thing still alive!

    Bookmark   April 23, 2008 at 10:20PM
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agirlsgirl(6 SW-PA)

Yikes 4 inches across? Imagine the bugs that one could handle!...lol..I used to be terrified of spiders,now I sort of like them I guess.Especially the orb spiders,I cant wait for them to start their webs!

    Bookmark   April 23, 2008 at 10:41PM
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daffodillady(7b/8a central AL)

I have been bit 4 different times by spiders since I have moved to Alabama. And every time I was playing in the plants, but at different houses!! It swells up a huge area, turns a dark purplish-red and burns like crazy!! And takes about 4 days to get over the worst- I usually end up going to bed for a day or two cause it hurts to move the affected limbs. It doesn't have a pus-type head, just a tiny blister looking spot where the bite occurred. I never see the same type of spider twice, so I can't figure out who the villian is- LOL!!. But I refuse to be driven back in the house by some little creepy-crawly!!!! Garfield needs to smack my spiders!! LOL!!

    Bookmark   April 24, 2008 at 12:56PM
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medontdo(8)

LOL ya, i know the feeling!! just put a vinegar soaked cottonball on it and tape it over it and let the vinegar do its majic!! LOL and stink like heck!! :')) that's what idid when i got bit by that wolf spider, no problems, only swelled a little and got red for abt ......maybe an hour or so. i did learn to wear them rose gloves when messing around in tall grass!! LOL and pulling weeds!! :'))

    Bookmark   April 24, 2008 at 1:07PM
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proudgm_03(6 MO)

My granddaughters and I were out clearing out the garden last year when we found a black widow. That did it for the gardening that day. I was bit by an unknown spider one night ( I swatted him and then put him in a tissue is the only way I know it was a spider). The spot got really sore for awhile.

    Bookmark   April 24, 2008 at 6:41PM
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sassybutterfly_2008(7 NorthWest GA)

ughhh.. gives me the willies..lol We have Black Widow's here too... as long as I don't have anything lying around for them to camp under they seem to stay at the boundaries of the yard... But was also have Copperheads slithering thru the grass all the time during Spring.. NOT fun.. I definitely have to wear shoes in the garden these days!!

    Bookmark   April 24, 2008 at 8:15PM
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chrizty

i get tons of the wolf spiders, i always called them wood spiders too. they get in my home alot too, n yes they bite! grrrrr. i always find them in my tub! like i realy wanna shower with a wolf spider! lol
i dont mind spiders, love the banana garden spiders but the wolfs are too much to take.

    Bookmark   April 26, 2008 at 2:12PM
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medontdo(8)

so today i was clearing out talla's fairy garden space, and who do ya think i run into?? yep!! the big ol wolf spider!! he decided to go the other way (thank GOD) but i tell ya!! i was too freaked!! but i thought i'd let ya know that!! he didnt bite me :'))

    Bookmark   May 1, 2008 at 8:16PM
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chrizty

you got lucky they leave some nasty bites!
do you have pics of your fairy garden?

    Bookmark   May 1, 2008 at 9:25PM
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medontdo(8)

we haven't gotten onto it yet, its a beginner, LOL this will be our first year!! WOO HOO!!! we are very excited!! so right now we are in "demolition" stage,, LOL and kinda waiting for what else is coming up, LOL that i have forgotten about. LOL
ya know, in the rr we are having "just starting" a fairies one pixie is putting it on, she's very sweet!! and the bunch is really really nice!! i'm hoping linda will come back to this one as well!! **nudge**
talla wants two of them gardens, one for winter so they can be warm in the winter, she's got a sweet heart!! LOL :'))

    Bookmark   May 1, 2008 at 11:14PM
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lindaruzicka(Z6 PA)

"perking up ears"..RR fairies?...."going to check out RR"

    Bookmark   May 2, 2008 at 8:56AM
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medontdo(8)

awesome!! i see ya joined!! :')) YAY!!!

    Bookmark   May 2, 2008 at 2:16PM
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