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Old 10th February 2017, 06:43 PM
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I'm one person who cares about life of humans down to the smallest species imaginable, like ants.

This means I do not want to let any spider, fly, cockroach, ant or even wasp to get injured or killed. So any that appears in our house, I want to ensure that they are put safely in the backyard without harm. But the question is, how to catch a spider, even a large funnel web spider and put it gently out in the gardens without getting stung by it - and also wasps?

And to avoid future intrusions of insects, how do I manage it without using pest control, as pest control only results in cockroaches lying dead on the floor?
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If you left the spiders alone you'd have a much smaller cockroach problem.

Not funnelwebs tho, they don't make good housemates.
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Old 10th February 2017, 06:48 PM
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If you left the spiders alone you'd have a much smaller cockroach problem.

Not funnelwebs tho, they don't make good housemates.
The problem is, I find huge spiders hanging on my bedroom wall and I'm very concerned that they can get very aggressive enough to come after me and kill me whilst I'm sleeping. Would they?
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The problem is, I find huge spiders hanging on my bedroom wall and I'm very concerned that they can get very aggressive enough to come after me and kill me whilst I'm sleeping. Would they?
Only if they find out you're and atheist, and depriving what their faiths are. You might happen to get an atheist spider, but that would be a good thing because he won't kill you because of his god. it would depend on how tasty your are to him, and possibly some territorial or mate rivalry thing. So try not to charm any lady spiders, and you are good to go.
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No.

Why would a spider attack a person? Unless it felt threatened? What's in it for them?

It is possible to be bitten after rolling onto a spider in bed. Keeping sheets and blankets from trailing on the floor can help.

The big ones you see on the wall are likely huntsmen. They can bite and can be agressive if thteatened but aren't particularly venomous, are generally inoffensive, and really nail the cockroaches and flies. Around here they even keep the foreign pesty geckos down. Some of our huntsmen are dinner plate size.
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Wots the matter with geckos? Not their fault they are aliens. Trumpist!

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Well, I clearly dont have as wide a moral arc as you Az because if there was a funnel web in my bedroom and i wasnt confident in catching it, i'd kill it. It's a threat to your life for fucks sake! As for huntsmen, i try to catch them and stick them outside and if i cant catch them i take my chances that they'll ignore me, but not something thats deadly. That's ridiculous.
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Eta: ta pip, i meant to include that funnelwebs are a different story, are highly toxic and easily aggravated. Not to be triffled with.
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Well, I clearly dont have as wide a moral arc as you Az because if there was a funnel web in my bedroom and i wasnt confident in catching it, i'd kill it. It's a threat to your life for fucks sake! As for huntsmen, i try to catch them and stick them outside and if i cant catch them i take my chances that they'll ignore me, but not something thats deadly. That's ridiculous.
Maybe I'm confusing that with huntsman or trapdoor ones.
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Maybe I'm confusing that with huntsman or trapdoor ones.
Might want to get an identification guide. Dont take chances, mate.
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