brown recluse (fiddle back) killed today!!!!!

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by can you hear me now?, Nov 11, 2010.

  1. can you hear me now?

    can you hear me now? Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 18, 2008
    Southwest Missouri
    We were.getting some old tin to cover our coop with from my wife's aunts house today when I see a brown spider. I look closer and just as I recognize the fiddle on its back, my gloved wife brushes it off the tin. I say hey that was a fiddleback. She says what? I say brown recluse, she says oh and picks up her foot for the crunch. Anyone ever seen em this late in the year? Wow I hate spiders.
  2. debilorrah

    debilorrah The Great Guru of Yap Premium Member

    Last edited: Nov 11, 2010
  3. Cetawin

    Cetawin Chicken Beader

    Mar 20, 2008
    NW Kentucky
    Yes I have seen them plenty of time up until a hard frost. I cannot stand them or the black widows.
  4. dawg53

    dawg53 Humble Premium Member

    Nov 27, 2008
    Jacksonville, Florida
    UGH! I know they're beneficial....but I hate spiders!
  5. teach1rusl

    teach1rusl Love My Chickens

    I wouldn't have to worry about the camelback spiders because 1) I don't live in a desert area and 2) I would quickly have a heart attack, so I wouldn't have to worry about how to handle the situation
    Black widows don't bother me much...I guess because they're outdoor critters, so I'm just cautious when going through woodpiles, etc. We use to catch them when we were kids (with a mason jar). We thought we were brave. Who knew we were just
    But those brown recluses scare the crap out of me...thoughts of dying tissue...the wound results just look SO disgusting... Plus I don't want to get close enough to to examine the symbol on the back to see whether it actually IS a brown recluse or not [​IMG]
  6. Gallo del Cielo

    Gallo del Cielo La Gallina Resort & Spa

    May 6, 2010
    My Coop
    The brown recluse spider can live for two years or more. Adults will attempt to overwinter, but most won't survive. Fortunately, most people are very unlikely to ever encounter them. can you hear me now?, you are, unfortunately, in the center of their distribution.
  7. Brindlebtch

    Brindlebtch Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 15, 2009
    I had a friend bitten by a brown recluse. A big chunk rotted out of his wrist. [​IMG]
  8. texasgal

    texasgal Brood with an Attitude

    Apr 18, 2009
    We've killed THREE already .. (and we've been in our house for only 7 months ..[​IMG] )
  9. Ridgerunner

    Ridgerunner True BYC Addict

    Feb 2, 2009
    Northwest Arkansas
    We have the brown recluse in our house. When we moved in there were a huge number of them. It was normal to find at least two or three a day. From talking to our exterminator (yeah, it did not take long to talk to an exterminantor) they tend to live in colonies, so if you see more than an occasional straggler, you can have a bunch. We get our house sprayed every three months and still find some. The spraying does not get to where the spider lives so it does not kill all of them. It does greatly reduce their food supply so it really cuts the numbers back. Now we usually only see two or three a month instead of two or three a day. I'd love to only see two or three in 7 months. We could tent the house and fumigate, but they would just come back in from outside and recolonize. To me, the tenting is not worth it.
  10. texasgal

    texasgal Brood with an Attitude

    Apr 18, 2009
    Yeah .. they really trip DH out .. (of course ANY spider trips DH out .. hehe) .. so I always say something like:

    "Well, for every one we see, there are about 30 that we don't!"

    Then I usually have to duck .. quickly ... [​IMG]

    We have scorpions too .. but, ya know, WE built in THEIR woods .. [​IMG]
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