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sandy l 07-17-2014 07:53 AM

Getting rid of creepy crawlers
 
I dislike (no HATE spiders) but even I wouldn't go this far. I'll just keep yelling for SO to come kill it.

This story was in the Ft.Wayne Journal-Gazette paper this morning

Attempt at killing spider burns house

A man who used a can of spray paint and a lighter as a makeshift blowtorch to kill a spider in his laundry room started a blaze that caused $60,000 worth of damage , Seattle fire officials said Wednesday.

The man and his mother got out of the house, and no injuries were reported in the fire that broke out in the West Seattle home Tuesday night, said Kyle Moore, a spokesman for the Seattle Fire Department.

Kitsie 07-17-2014 08:20 AM

Well, he did get rid of the spider! Poor thing!

ptquilts 07-17-2014 10:56 AM

yes, spiders are the least of his worries now!

They make a bug catcher that is like a pouf on a stick. You put the pouf up on the bug, then there is a thing that slides down over the pouf, trapping the bug, then you take the whole thing outside, move the slide up and release the bug. I laughed so hard when I first saw this. Obviously invented by someone who HATES bugs but is tender hearted.

Teddybear Lady 07-17-2014 11:20 AM


Originally Posted by ptquilts (Post 6805371)
yes, spiders are the least of his worries now!

They make a bug catcher that is like a pouf on a stick. You put the pouf up on the bug, then there is a thing that slides down over the pouf, trapping the bug, then you take the whole thing outside, move the slide up and release the bug. I laughed so hard when I first saw this. Obviously invented by someone who HATES bugs but is tender hearted.

Haha, I laughed when I read this. I'm a bit tender hearted for some bugs like lady bugs, crickets, june bugs, etc. I'll pick them up and take them outside. Spiders on the other hand...THEY GONNA DIE! haha

NJ Quilter 07-17-2014 04:36 PM

At least my dh only does that trick outside!

ILoveToQuilt 07-17-2014 05:39 PM

Anyone remember the movie "Annie Hall"? Now that was a spider!

I am among the folks that dislike/hate spiders. We have large brown garden spiders up here and they bite! I am allergic to them so I kill them when I see them but I don't think I'd use a blow torch! What was this guy thinking??? Glad no one was hurt.

athomenow 07-17-2014 06:07 PM

I use Home Defense and spray all around the outside of the house and all around the inside of the basement. If they come in they curl up immediately and all I have to do is sweep them up. I heard this story and cracked up. I have been known to put a mason jar over an ugly one and waiting on DH to get home to kill or release, his choice.

Judith1005 07-17-2014 06:21 PM

Yikes, I guess he had a serious hate or fear of spiders. My goodness. Thank the lord, the humans made it out okay. The things scare the heck out of me. Spiders, snakes and any other creepy crawlies can stay outside! I do not fancy them myself either. :) But, NOT enough to burn down my house. (Or, at least I hope not.)

We do the same in our house. Spray Home Defense outside along the foundation and inside along the baseboards. Usually, we find them curled up and dead on the floor. (corners)

Anniedeb 07-17-2014 09:00 PM

Love spider stories! My younger brother has a speech impediment. When he was little, it was really bad. One night he woke up screaming "pire, pire, pire" and ran downstairs and outside ....Dad responded quickly, got everyone else out of the house, and called the fire department. We were only a few blocks from the station, and they were there quickly. The firemen asked if everyone was out, and where the fire was....Dad asked him about the pire, and he said it was in his room. Firemen entered, came back out wondering????....no fire???? Turned out he saw SPIDERS in his room and was afraid! Needless to say...dad was not happy!! We still reminisce and crack up about this all the time!!!

Stitchit123 07-18-2014 04:26 AM

Really-what an idiot. It's just a spider. Its a good thing that Spider didn't have a big gun.


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