a spider whisperer i am not

Thursday, May 5, 2011

I spent approximately 23 minutes last night staring at a rather large spider on the wall of my guest bedroom.

I grabbed some toilet paper to kill it and I couldn't do it.

I wrapped my hand in a paper towel first and
then grabbed the toilet paper with my paper towel hand to kill the spider and I still couldn't get close enough to do it.

I walked back to my utility-esque closet to see if there was a weapon that I could use and I came up with this...

.... sans the brush part.

I took the scrubbing bubbles toilet bowl cleaner wand and put toilet paper on the end of it to squish the spider, who hasn't moved an inch mind you, and I STILL couldn't kill it.

I just stood there, like an idiot, nearly paralyzed with fear of a stupid spider.

So I left it there alive on the wall, turned off the light in my spare bedroom, closed the door and prayed that the spider wouldn't come into my bedroom and decide that it wanted to make a permanent home in my mouth/stomach as I slept.

Hopefully my snoring will scare it away.

spider whisperer I am not.


  1. So, I take it I shouldn't extend to you an invite to join us camping in the deep woods? =)

  2. nilsa, see i know don't know if that's the case or not because as i'm thinking i forgot to mention the real reason why i couldn't just hit it with a magazine or shoe...

    i didn't want to stain my walls.

    the spider was big enough that its bug juice would have gotten all over my tan walls. it was the actual squishing it with my hands that bugged me out.

    pun intended.

  3. Vacuum cleaner + long attachment = no more spider. Alternately, a little handheld vacuum works, too, if you're willing to get that close to the offending spider. Works like a charm.

  4. I always use a shoe, and then wipe it up with lots of tissue or a paper towel. I have yet to have a stain on my walls doing it that way!

    I'd be far more worried it'd end up crawling into my room in the middle of the night than to just kill the damn thing.

    Oh, and if you decide to suck it up with the vacuum, be advised, they WILL CRAWL BACK OUT! Been there, done that!

  5. oh man i feel ya on this one. i am such a huge wuss when it comes to spiders it's not even funny a little bit. i probably would have resorted to doing the same thing and just hoping it wouldn't make it's way to me, haha.

  6. ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh! I hate hate spiders!

  7. I hate spiders but they're too scary to kill! :( I feel your pain.

  8. eeeeh...as much as i dislike killing the creepy crawlies, i prefer this much more to the sleepless hours I spend wondering if it'll crawl into my mouth while I sleep....or make a nest in my ear.

    smash the mofo!

  9. Lord I hope nobody buys you a Swiffer! You're dangerous! :)


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