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Old 07-31-2012, 01:40 PM   #1
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How to get spider out? Dumb question I know..

This morning, I got in car to go to work and looked over as I was backing out to see if any cars were coming and saw a pretty large spider had woven a web across the entire passenger side. Not joking. Spider was probably 2-3 inches across? Sounds small but still pretty sizeable. I got out of the car and not thinking, opened the passenger side door and the spider crawled up into the soft top into one of those holes in the door frame.

I am not afraid to admit that I hate spiders and driving to work was a little unsettling knowing there was a big spider crawling around waiting to eat my face off.

Now - my question is how can I flush the spider out?? I don't think it's a brown recluse and def not a black widow since its multicolored. I just don't want a big ass spider crawling down my face while I'm on I-85.

Y'all go ahead and laugh while I cry in the corner.

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Old 07-31-2012, 01:46 PM   #2
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ive had spiders make webs AROUND my Jeep... but never IN my Jeep.
I have no idea what to tell you... bug spray?

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Old 07-31-2012, 01:46 PM   #3
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A 2 to 3 inch spider is big IMO. I am not afraid of spiders but I wouldn’t like one in my car with me. Only think I can think of is dropping the top and going hands on with it.

Or you can always put a huge tarantula in there to eat the smaller spider. At least you know a tarantula isn’t venomous.

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Lol lol lol leave windows open once you park he will come back out to the web in a lil wile then take a stick and wrap the web ip with it starting at the top where he runs to hide throw the stick down and clean the rest of the web up and have a good day
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Old 07-31-2012, 01:58 PM   #6
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If it was one of these, enjoy the company.



They are big and scary looking, but are harmless and seriously afraid of people. If it thinks you're near, it will find a dark corner to hide in and not come out until you leave. If you want it gone, park near a hedge and leave your window open overnight. There's a pretty good chance it will bridge the gap between your Jeep and the hedge with it's next web, and then flee to the hedge if you spook it.
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I am not afraid to admit that I hate spiders and driving to work was a little unsettling knowing there was a big spider crawling around waiting to eat my face off.

Now - my question is how can I flush the spider out?? I don't think it's a brown recluse and def not a black widow since its multicolored. I just don't want a big ass spider crawling down my face while I'm on I-85.

Y'all go ahead and laugh while I cry in the corner.


I don't like spiders. The first thing I'd do is douse the Jeep in gasoline and toss a match on it. Step 2: buy new Jeep.

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A big muther trucking shotgun! Just start blasting holes till you get it

Or a Flame thrower. Thats really the only options you got for one that big.















Just leave the windows down or use some flypaper where you think he is
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Old 07-31-2012, 02:05 PM   #9
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you could let it bite u and once it does, get out of the car and kill it.
or fumigate ur jeep and don't drive it for a week.
all jokes aside, i let my sister drive my old car with a cricket inside...she finally found out halfway through her destination and she had to take care of it and she never borrowed my car ever since.
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Old 07-31-2012, 02:08 PM   #10
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Spray some hairspray in there and hit it with a lighter. The spider will burn and the hairspary burns off quick enough to not cause any damage. If that does not work then try the shotgun approach mentioned above.

Don't feel bad either, I run and scream like a 4 year old girl when I see a bee.
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a lil bit off topic...
had all my windows rolled down on my other car and a bird flew inside. i didn't know the bird was there until i rolled up my windows entering the freeway. all hell broke loose once it fluttered around. i kinna pee'd my pants and screamed like a little girl. so i kinna know how u feel about the spider.
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Old 07-31-2012, 02:37 PM   #12
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That's an idea, just get a bird stuck in there, it'll eat the spider, then a cat to eat the bird, and so on until you get to eat something, we are the apex predator
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Old 07-31-2012, 04:24 PM   #13
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Seek psychological therapy for arachnophobia.

Spiders are your friends.



P.S. You probably ingest an average of 4 spiders/year.
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Old 07-31-2012, 04:42 PM   #14
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Ok I think I will just blow up the jeep and try again.
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Old 07-31-2012, 04:44 PM   #15
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Come on, now. It won't eat your face off. It will just gingerly crawl up your shoulder while you are distracted, and then plunge its fangs deep into the soft tissue of your neck and pump you full of necrotic venom, which will begin instantly rotting the flesh surrounding the wound, and will spread like a mutant zombie virus. Nothing to be afraid of.
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Just to clarify, it's almost guaranteed to be the female you see… and probably the one pictured above or a variant of it. The more poisonous spiders are usually in corners and such, whereas the ones that are brightly colored and make their webs in the open are harmless.

But yeah- male spiders have it right… the female builds the nest and catches/kills the food. All he has to do is float in, hit it, then get his head bitten off after mating.

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Old 07-31-2012, 05:00 PM   #19
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Top and windows up, park in direct sunlight all day long....the heat will likely kill it
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Use a bug bomb I used a 2000 square foot one in my 50 square foot camper 2 times it killed anything that wad within20 feet of it! Go team... poor cat.

Jk didn't kill anything but bugs
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Old 07-31-2012, 05:29 PM   #21
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Honestly maybe one of those sticky mouse traps
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Old 07-31-2012, 05:33 PM   #22
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I have used a shop vac twice. Once when the spider was out in the open and it sucked in the spider and the web and all the dead things that were caught in the web. The second time it crawled into an electric socket on my garage. I sucked it and all the babies it hatched in there out and then replaced the outlet cover.
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Old 07-31-2012, 05:49 PM   #23
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Awesome post! Feel the need to apologize for finding it so entertaining.

However, feel for ya. Sorry, no suggestions.

Maybe the vacuum idea...

Keep us posted.

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What animal eats spiders? Maybe pick up a mongoose or something
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Sticky trap works like a charm- also that sticky carpet tape. I know- I have trapped a few in my time.
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Old 07-31-2012, 10:02 PM   #26
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Me and my south GA friend looked through the Jeep today and tried blowing on it to lure it out but nothing doing there. He spent the whole time laughing at me and I must admit I found it pretty hilarious to see 2 grown men in work clothes going through my Jeep with a fine tooth comb just to find a 2 inch spider. Either way, I did some research and I am about 99% certain it is a garden orb weaver which are harmless and just pretty big. Kind of a lame ending but we never found it so i am guessing he crawled out or made his way down into the engine block somehow and was sucked into the engine and died a violent horrific death. I am thinking its the former scenario but fingers crossed for latter.
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Old 07-31-2012, 10:06 PM   #27
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Also, I don't have a shop vac and I can't imagine that spiders caught in the soft top are covered under warranty and would give rise to use the mechanics vacuum. Either way, the image of a massive spider web is etched in my memory forever. Moral of story - never leave your back window open and park under a tree and if your window zipper is broken like mine, throw a tarp on it so that spiders don't get convinced your jeep is a high traffic area for bugs.
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Old 08-01-2012, 07:40 AM   #28
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Killed the suspect this morning. He had woven another web in the back of the Jeep. He died a violent but honorable death as he lunged at me as he felt death's cold embrace.
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...not before it layed eggs.
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