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pennwoman
Pennwoman  (Level: 155.2 - Posts: 2478)
Wed, 3rd Jun '09 9:52 AM

WHY CAN'T MORE WACKOS GO ON POLITICALLY CORRECT BUT NICE DATES?

I am outraged! And horrified! And not just a little grossed out. I looked for blogs, searched Rush's site, tried typing in "cheesy, laughable news source", FOX had nothing. I thought for sure, someone, some where, was as repulsed and nauseated as I was.

HA! Made you think this was another political rant.

I, in my endless pursuit of the perfect yard, poked at one of those gross webs that form in the V's of branches, and GIANT, possibly man eating, caterpillers teemed out and tried to kill me. I swear its true.

Ok, when I say tried to kill me, I meant my heart rate kicked up to 250 beats per minute and I performed such a dance, for fear that one of the beasts came in contact with me, that it rained for 2 hours.

BLLLLLLLEEEEEEEEECCCCCCCCCHHHHHHHHHH!

smoke
Smoke  (Level: 96.7 - Posts: 12009)
Wed, 3rd Jun '09 9:53 AM

Two words: Lighter fluid.

erin0620
Erin0620  (Level: 77.2 - Posts: 737)
Wed, 3rd Jun '09 10:02 AM

LOL, you made me smile today! Thank you!

Those guys are horrible. We used one of those long-shot wasp sprays to exterminate ours. It worked very well, and I didn't have to get too near it, nor set anything on fire.

smoke
Smoke  (Level: 96.7 - Posts: 12009)
Wed, 3rd Jun '09 10:03 AM

But they burn so pretty.

collioure
Collioure  (Level: 104.9 - Posts: 9952)
Wed, 3rd Jun '09 10:07 AM

Oh, your poor thing!

Caterpillars!

That's how we tortured all those innocent mass murderers at Guantanamo!

smoke
Smoke  (Level: 96.7 - Posts: 12009)
Wed, 3rd Jun '09 10:10 AM

That was gratuitous.

pennwoman
Pennwoman  (Level: 155.2 - Posts: 2478)
Wed, 3rd Jun '09 10:23 AM

When we were kids, my sister said she dropped one down my bathing suit back. I may be a little sensitive about them!
Fire and lots of it, sounds like a great solution to me.

donden
Donden  (Level: 112.5 - Posts: 2127)
Wed, 3rd Jun '09 11:33 AM

They are a very good source of protein.

smoke
Smoke  (Level: 96.7 - Posts: 12009)
Wed, 3rd Jun '09 12:06 PM

And yummy when toasted just enough to crisp the hair off 'em.

knerd
Knerd  (Level: 99.0 - Posts: 1141)
Wed, 3rd Jun '09 1:20 PM

Thanks for a much needed break from the ugliness, Martina! You made me laugh - good luck with the creatures!

fudypatootie
Fudypatootie  (Level: 197.2 - Posts: 1302)
Wed, 3rd Jun '09 3:53 PM

I got the creepy crawlies all over just reading your post!!! EWWW

I do agree with the lighter fluid option, though. Works on those bag worms.

sandracam
Sandracam  (Level: 149.3 - Posts: 4190)
Wed, 3rd Jun '09 3:56 PM

Remember when I was a kid, we had a rail fence which surrounded the wooded area to the back. One year, every square inch of the fence was covered with caterpillars! Better than spiders though.

jank0614
Jank0614  (Level: 67.1 - Posts: 4597)
Wed, 3rd Jun '09 4:03 PM

Don't they at least grow up to be pretty butterflies? Kind of like teenagers?

collioure
Collioure  (Level: 104.9 - Posts: 9952)
Wed, 3rd Jun '09 4:05 PM



smoke
Smoke  (Level: 96.7 - Posts: 12009)
Wed, 3rd Jun '09 4:07 PM

Nope. They grow up to be ugly moths that devour whole species of trees.


jank0614
Jank0614  (Level: 67.1 - Posts: 4597)
Wed, 3rd Jun '09 4:16 PM

Well, as the Dirt Doctor says, "Celebrate diversity." Which means, if you can't beat 'em, join 'em. I think.

(If you don't know the Dirt Doctor - he's author of "The Natural Way" - http://www.dirtdoctor.com/ He gave that answer once after someone had tried all his solutions to killing fire ants - which if you're too far north to have those, they are little monsters that live EVERYWHERE by the bazillions - tiny little carnivores - accidentally imported from somewhere. Rabbit chasing. Sorry. Anyway, "celebrate diversity" is what he says you do when you've tried everything to get rid of infestations and nothing works. Nobody has smacked him for it yet that I know of, but I've considered it.)

jank0614
Jank0614  (Level: 67.1 - Posts: 4597)
Wed, 3rd Jun '09 4:18 PM

Oh, and I think he says to take a rake and rip open the caterpillars' web things, and then their natural enemies can get in and eat them.

smoke
Smoke  (Level: 96.7 - Posts: 12009)
Wed, 3rd Jun '09 4:20 PM

Too well do I know fire ants, they migrated here through Central America and have just about reached the limit of their range.

We hear they're experimenting with a tiny wasp that only lays its eggs inside the skull of a fire ant. The larvae eat the brain and the head falls off. I want me a passle o' them puppies.

collioure
Collioure  (Level: 104.9 - Posts: 9952)
Wed, 3rd Jun '09 4:23 PM

That sounds a lot like late term abortion!

smoke
Smoke  (Level: 96.7 - Posts: 12009)
Wed, 3rd Jun '09 4:24 PM

No it doesn't. Why are you determined to bring the bile into this thread??

collioure
Collioure  (Level: 104.9 - Posts: 9952)
Wed, 3rd Jun '09 4:34 PM

Donna, it was just my sick sense of humor.

smoke
Smoke  (Level: 96.7 - Posts: 12009)
Wed, 3rd Jun '09 4:39 PM

Yeah, well, thanks a bunch.

See ya.

pennwoman
Pennwoman  (Level: 155.2 - Posts: 2478)
Wed, 3rd Jun '09 6:56 PM

yeah, nothing brings the funny like abortion jokes.........

ANYWAY
Speaking of fire ants, I was bitten by two of the well known, North American Pennsylvanian possibly not fire ants.
I can't imagine what fire ants would be like, they were bad enough.

I am begining to think I hear laughter from the insects when I venture outside now.....



donden
Donden  (Level: 112.5 - Posts: 2127)
Wed, 3rd Jun '09 7:07 PM

I know what you mean. I had a spider laugh at me once,,,,,,,,,last thing he ever did!

jank0614
Jank0614  (Level: 67.1 - Posts: 4597)
Wed, 3rd Jun '09 7:07 PM

Fire ants are tiny like a sugar ant. But they travel in gangs with those torch thingies. You never get just ONE bite. And they don't just take one bite. One half of the known fire ant population has settled on my property.

pennwoman
Pennwoman  (Level: 155.2 - Posts: 2478)
Wed, 3rd Jun '09 7:35 PM

OH ICK, speaking of spiders....
my sister lives in Shelbyville KY -- she had a house that was located in the middle of soybean fields....
I went to help her clean the house to move in, and OMG the spiders.
Big ones, little ones, long legged spiders, tee tiny spiders, ones with giant bodies, the color of cadavers that were totally gruesome to squash....
I was sitting on the porch, after sweeping out a room and I swear, and I am not kidding
I HEARD a spider, walking down the wall.
Now, THAT'S a big spider
bllllllllllllllleeeeeeeeeecccccccccccchhhhhhhhhh!

oldcougar
Oldcougar  (Level: 220.4 - Posts: 1935)
Wed, 3rd Jun '09 8:00 PM

We have large black spiders that show up in the house in the Fall, you can definitely hear them walking across the floor. Creepy, but I rarely kill them just shuffle them back outside. They don't bite & aren't poisonous. Did you know that the Daddy Long Legs is very poisonous but never bites humans, I don't kill them either. My Mom was always trying to figure out a way to spray-paint spider webs at Christmas, now that a own my own home I think its a novel idea

osuzannacollage
Osuzannacollage  (Level: 132.1 - Posts: 1299)
Wed, 3rd Jun '09 8:26 PM


I refuse to kill spiders. First of all, I'm a Southern girl and very superstitious. It's bad luck, and I don't tempt fate. Second, it's not hard to trap a spider and release it outdoors. Not only is it more humane, but it's also a lot tidier. Also, I have the ultimate respect for Mother Nature. Spiders are a vital and necessary part of our ecosystem.

Although I don't kill them, I'm very careful around the eight-leggers. I've been bitten by three poisonous ones in my fifty plus years. Two of the bites provided a fairly quick recovery. That danged brown recluse was a different story, however. I was completely down and out for three weeks. My head swelled up like a pumpkin, as it bit me on the forehead. Couldn't see at all for the week that both of my eyes were swollen shut. So I lay on the sofa all day and listened to TV. Unfortunately, a popular movie at the time was being constantly advertised - "Arachnaphobia" - and it was a bit unsettling. It was so painful that I wanted to cut off my head, but that would have been ill advised. Still have the indention in my forehead as a permanent reminder.



pennwoman
Pennwoman  (Level: 155.2 - Posts: 2478)
Wed, 3rd Jun '09 8:31 PM

I don't kill spiders either, but not out of love for the wee beasties or superstition.... I just really, really hate the crunchy sound that they make...yech!

jank0614
Jank0614  (Level: 67.1 - Posts: 4597)
Wed, 3rd Jun '09 9:00 PM

I shoot anything that comes into my house uninvited. Heck of a drywall bill. Ends up looking like the house in Mr. and Mrs. Smith.

sandracam
Sandracam  (Level: 149.3 - Posts: 4190)
Wed, 3rd Jun '09 10:10 PM

I'm so afraid of spiders that I can't even swat them. Have found that dropping an unabridged dictionary on one and then jumping up and down on it does the trick. Remove the book after a month or so, and voila!
Luckily I don't get too many!

jank0614
Jank0614  (Level: 67.1 - Posts: 4597)
Wed, 3rd Jun '09 10:14 PM

hahaha - add a couple of fragrant flower blooms and you have a nice spidey potpourri!

sandracam
Sandracam  (Level: 149.3 - Posts: 4190)
Wed, 3rd Jun '09 10:17 PM

Oh, that's so gross

smokydevil
Smokydevil  (Level: 163.0 - Posts: 5381)
Wed, 3rd Jun '09 10:29 PM

Being a city fellow, I can't tell a non-poisonous spider from a poisonous one, so although I don't ever kill them I generally pick them up with a piece of paper and put them outside. I actually get cranky when people kill them, I like spiders! If I know what it is I'll just pick it up by hand and put it outside, Never been bit yet! Occasionally though I pick it up by one of it's legs and accidently rip one off.....oops!

oogie54
Oogie54  (Level: 201.4 - Posts: 1120)
Wed, 3rd Jun '09 10:32 PM

We don't see that many spiders here in the trailer-park, the roaches kill them all....

sandracam
Sandracam  (Level: 149.3 - Posts: 4190)
Wed, 3rd Jun '09 10:36 PM

lol Oogie
Ladd, the way I see it, you maim, torture, and scare the poor things (blech) to death, where I put them to death instantly.

smokydevil
Smokydevil  (Level: 163.0 - Posts: 5381)
Wed, 3rd Jun '09 11:32 PM

Sandra! Whatchooo talking about Willis? Well, I see what you mean, but in general I pick them up with paper or some object, they don't get maimed and honestly they don't seem all that frightened. I will say "occasionally", except for the torture part, lol, what I do was labeled correctly. But I'd rather be alive and damaged personally than dead!!??!!

lodi
Lodi  (Level: 98.7 - Posts: 2144)
Wed, 3rd Jun '09 11:34 PM

When my son was 3, he was bitten on the hand by a hobo spider. His hand became swollen but the reaction he had to the bite was systemic. Typically, a hobo bite will react at the bite and the wound will be come nasty and necrotic. However, since his was systemic, first his legs broke out in what we thought was a rash. A fever hit and he screamed when touched. Then his feet started to swell and bruise. This all happened within a few hours. After three trips to the E.R., they determined it was a hobo spider bite. They did a blood test to determine his poison levels and then he was put on antibiotics and steroids. He was in so much pain and his feet were so swollen, he couldn't walk. One of the few times I've ever seen his dad cry was watching his little boy wince in pain while trying to walk on swollen feet and with sore joints.

Oh, and the rash we thought he had on his legs? It was the poison breaking blood vessels, trying to erupt through the skin.

Here's a link with a picture of the hobo. Its in the brown recluse family and very very common. Many of you may think its a wolf spider or just a brown house spider. I still find them in my bathtub or a sink where they crawl in but can't get back out.

http://www.hobospider.org/



oldcougar
Oldcougar  (Level: 220.4 - Posts: 1935)
Wed, 3rd Jun '09 11:47 PM

Thanks Lodi, I don't think we have those here, mine are quite black, but I'll check it out

papajensai
Papajensai  (Level: 193.2 - Posts: 1025)
Wed, 3rd Jun '09 11:56 PM

I may have first seen this here on Sploofus, can't remember, but here's a little game to give you all the creepy crawlies.

http://www.onemotion.com/flash/spider/

sandracam
Sandracam  (Level: 149.3 - Posts: 4190)
Thu, 4th Jun '09 1:34 AM

Will Not click on above sites.

clevercloggs
Clevercloggs  (Level: 27.4 - Posts: 1246)
Thu, 4th Jun '09 2:34 AM

If i were a spider's size, and it were mine, have you any idea what it would do to me ? I think a quick death is better than they deserve. DOWN WITH THE EIGHT LEGS i say !

pennwoman
Pennwoman  (Level: 155.2 - Posts: 2478)
Thu, 4th Jun '09 9:05 AM

LOL, y'all crack me up! I LOVE LOVE LOVE the dictionary solution to spiders.... covers up the squashing noise with a loud thud!
All kidding aside, I was an ER nurse for many years and saw the devastating side of insect bites.... from terrible bee sting reactions to spider bites, it's amazing how something that starts as a "bug" bite can be so awful.

And back to the spiders in Kentucky -- some one said how poisonous Daddy Long Legs are.... and someone else said that they couldnt tell if a spider was poisonous or not and they put them outside with a piece of paper... Well, I am telling you, the spiders at this farm house were unbelievabe in number and size.... the Daddly Long legs, were the ones we dressed with cute little ribbons and had tea partys with... my sister got the bright idea (she is a world class, and reknown scientist) to vaccuum up the spiders, untill we realized that meant we had a bag full of creatures that were now, not only an army, but pissed. I would have paid good cash money for the video of her, taking that vaccuum bag outside, who knew she could move that fast!

collioure
Collioure  (Level: 104.9 - Posts: 9952)
Thu, 4th Jun '09 1:08 PM

I hate em too, Sandy - I use the vacuum cleaner.

sandracam
Sandracam  (Level: 149.3 - Posts: 4190)
Thu, 4th Jun '09 1:19 PM

Yikes. What Pennwoman said!

sandracam
Sandracam  (Level: 149.3 - Posts: 4190)
Thu, 4th Jun '09 1:22 PM

A Britannica Atlas works quite well too.

bobolicios
Bobolicios  (Level: 118.4 - Posts: 1745)
Thu, 4th Jun '09 1:35 PM

Martina, Bear Gryllis would have eaten em. I would have chewed them and they would have crunched. Speaking of which did anyone see new Bear show with Will Ferrell it was hysterical.


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