An Increase in Spiders in the Area?

Spiders everywhere, more than ever! Are you walking into webs every day?!?

I have been seeing more spiders then usual this year and trying to kill them is not very easy.

Knocking down the webs does not deter them, they just rebuild in the same place that night.

I have heard from many that they also are having this problem.

I would like to know if anyone else is having the same problems and seeing more spiders then ever this year.

A change from politics, but I am interested to know if this is happening with others.

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Dana Schmidt, RN, IBCLC September 09, 2012 at 06:05 PM
My front walk way,my inside walls, the yard, the cars. Yuck they are everywhere!
Sandra Canosa September 09, 2012 at 06:26 PM
Tons of spiders this year. I spent about an hour yesterday cleaning out all the spider egg cases, webs, dead insects, and live spiders from the exterior of our home. I used to be very tolerant of spiders until my husband was bit a couple of years ago and ended up with a very bad infection: swollen leg, couldn't walk, missed work... Now I have no patience for spiders. I spray every year, but this year it did not seem to work. They are everywhere. Now I have a puppy at home and I fear that he will encounter a nasty spider when playing in the gardens around my house... There have been some man-sized webs lately! And spiders the size of a quarter!!
Barbi B. September 09, 2012 at 10:25 PM
...I'm adding photos of the Wolf-Spiders that have been hanging out at my house, and if all of those babies survive, I'll have plenty to share! Any takers? It's enough to make you want to put your shoes on! But...they keep the ants and beetles off the sidewalk. I, too, have been bitten by spiders a few times...some pretty painful and scary wounds. I have one that left a scar. I try to leave all of the spiders alone, (most of the time, unless they're in the house and/or trying to take a shower with me) as I know they're an important part of our world.....but usually not without a bout with goosebumps and the hair standing up on the back of my neck... ;-) The two species that can be deadly and are found in Connecticut are the 'Brown Recluse' and the 'Black Widow'. Has anyone seen any of either of these?
Ann Della Camera September 10, 2012 at 02:28 AM
Barbi, I have seen a brown recluse, in my house in my bed. They do not make a web, they like houses and hide in dark corners or places. Luckly I lifted my pillow and it started to run, I trapped it under the pillow and then screamed for my hubby, and trust me I did scream. He trapped it and we did not know until he took it somewhere and they told us what it was WHEW!!!, Now you know why I won't tolorate any spiders around. I have never seen a black widow in this area and hope never to encounter one.
George Habe December 19, 2012 at 01:50 AM
A hearty "yes" from Long Island! These spiders are all over the place...I don't appreciate walking downstairs in the morning and being greeted by some huge spider on my wool rug...I think these spiders believe that if they just "freeeze" when spotted, we'll ignore them. I either drop a book on 'em and then suck up their remains with a dustbuster, or spray them with an ant and roach killer that's handy and watch them jump like crazy until they drop dead. I realize they're good for getting rid of other bugs, but they better do their business in the dark, and out of sight!


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