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Old 08-19-2003, 03:50 PM   #1
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I don't like spiders and snakes

It's only been a couple of weeks since our last camping trip ... and a couple of weeks since I've visited my trailer ... but I just got back and was absolutely shocked at the number of spider webs!

Now, I always spray bug and spider spray in the water heater compartment and in the bottom of the refrigerator compartment ... so I've never really had a problem there.

And occasionally, I find a spider web on the spare tire ... or on the gas bottle cover.

But today, the Casita almost appeared to be a cocoon.

In fact, it did look like the spiders were trying to encase the whole trailer!

Must be a bumper year for spiders here in the midwest.

Also noticed a large number of mayflies (or some sort of green, long tailed, winged bugs) all caught up in the spider webs.

Same storage lot, where I've stored our beloved little eggs ... all three of them ... and never had this "explosion" of spiders.

I sprayed the whole aluminum trim ring, the wheelwells, along the awning after brooming down the trailer, to knock off the spiders and spider webs.

It's only been two weeks since we've been camping!

Good grief!
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Old 08-19-2003, 03:52 PM   #2
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This thread has nothing to do with snakes.

I actually like snakes.

But I don't like spiders!

If Pam had been with me, I'd make her kill them all!
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Old 08-19-2003, 03:55 PM   #3
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This experience makes me wish it was time for the first frost!

Why?

It would kill all these creepy crawlers.

And, after the first frost, we'd be that much closer to winter camping ... and as some of you know, I really, really, really love camping in the snow!
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Old 08-19-2003, 04:02 PM   #4
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Since this is in 'Problem Solving'...

Are you fishing for advice on what to do about all of these spiders, or what? :shg
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Old 08-19-2003, 04:04 PM   #5
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Whoops

Yup.

I'm wondering if anyone else had noticed an explosion of spiders.

And what, if anything, do you (especially you southern belles) do to keep spiders at bay.
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Old 08-19-2003, 04:05 PM   #6
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Little Miss Mary, Sat on a tuffet, eating her curds and whey, along came a spider ... what did she do?
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Old 08-19-2003, 04:06 PM   #7
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Best thing for spiders is to skwish them.
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Old 08-19-2003, 04:07 PM   #8
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We had left the little step under the trailer door extended ... it, too, was solid spider webs.

It probably had something to do with all the long-tailed green winged bugs entrapped in the webs.

The spiders must have seen all the green bugs and spun themselves into overdrive ... or overspin.

I'm telling you.

I don't like spiders!
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>>spiders is to skwish them

If I were man enough to squish 'em ... Pete ... you're close enough. Last place I camped was Illinois Beach State Park.

Wonder if I brought them home with me from your neck of the woods.
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Old 08-19-2003, 04:13 PM   #10
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I don't like spiders much either, but they are predators and eat much more disgusting creatures. It likely is just a good year for spiders, but they may have found abundant prey in your trailer and invited their family in from the whole county. Look closely.
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Old 08-19-2003, 04:17 PM   #11
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Nope Charles,
I havn't seen anything unusual for spiders around here this year.
Must be a home grown crop.

I never liked them before I got bit by a brown recluse, now I have no mercy on any of them.
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Old 08-19-2003, 04:21 PM   #12
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Ok, I was man enough to smash a few of them. They were big suckers, about 3/4-inch across.

<img src=http://www.xs4all.nl/~ednieuw/Spiders/loopspin.gif/>

Ok, not big by Southern standards probably. And we don't have don't have the tarantula.
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Old 08-19-2003, 04:21 PM   #13
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browns are mean

alway look before i reach around here . but for the most part the rest are ok . i just love to see a deer fly in a nice home spun web .:lol
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Old 08-19-2003, 04:55 PM   #14
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yuck!!!

Read somewhere that you can cut up a flea collar and place the pieces in various (spider likely) spots, and it keeps those creepy things away. I bought a collar but haven't yet cut it or placed it..I'll let you know if I see a difference. - Lou C.
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