So here’s a video arachnophobes absolutely do not need to watch, even out of curiosity.
I mean, it’s not the worst spider video of all time, but it had me on the edge of my seat for a decent couple of seconds.
The context isn’t great. All I know is there’s some guy who got someone to film him pulling a big bunch of spiders out of a hole.
Pretty stupid, right? But ask yourselves this: if you were in his position wouldn’t you do the same? Still no.
So let’s just be grateful he bit the bullet and angered about a million spiders:
The guy – I don’t know who this unsung viral hero is – said:
Daddy Long Leg nest/cluster in a hole in a cliff. I never even touched the back of the hole – endless spider supply!
FOR THE RECORD – no spiders were hurt or killed. They quickly climbed back up the wall and eventually into their hole.
I am not in the habit of harming animals but do enjoy teaching my kids about nature. So there.
The fact he said ‘so there’ sort of explains why this person thought it’d be cool to grab a bunch of spiders from a hole.
Most of us don’t come across such cavities, but we do tend to find the little critters aplenty inside our homes…
Here’s how to effectively deal with them, as per Earth Kind:
A good way to prevent spiders from getting into your home, is to make sure you don’t have an environment around your house that attracts spiders.
Spiders often make their homes outside in plants, piles of leaves or wood, or dark undisturbed places like old tires or buckets.
Having these things right next to your house makes it more likely that a spider will wander in. Create some distance between these things and your house, to make it less likely that a spider finds a way inside.
Identifying and sealing possible entry points is also important to keeping spiders out. This could involve sealing small holes or cracks with caulk, and making sure doors and windows close tightly without any gaps.
It would make sense to clean up and use spider repellents before you seal up any cracks, to make sure any unwanted guests make their exit first!
Making sure that your house is clean is generally a good way to decrease the number of pests in your home.
In the case of spiders, not only will a clean home provide fewer places for the spiders to hide, but it will also make it less likely that small insects will be around for the spiders to eat.
Without a reliable food source, and with fewer hiding spots, it will be harder for spiders to stay.
Some web-building spiders tend to make their home high up in the corners of the ceiling. Take a look around, often these webs can be sucked up in a vacuum cleaner or at least knocked down with an extending duster.
A bit boring aren’t they? Here’s my alternate options.
- Come onto the spider and say ‘What brings you round here, big boy?’ The spider, regardless of gender, may become shy and not know how to process your attempts at flirting.
- Declare ‘I’m not racist, but…’ Anyone with common sense knows this as a cue to GTFO of a social situation. The eight-legged botherer will be gone before you know it.
- Sing ‘It’s coming home, it’s coming home, it’s COMING! Football’s coming home!’ and pray the spider is Welsh, Irish or Scottish.
Good luck guys.
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