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daily_driver
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posted 06-11-2001 08:08 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for daily_driver   Click Here to Email daily_driver     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote

theres a huge spider living in my car!!! its as big as my hand and he ran under the panel with the rivets on it

im scared hes gonna jump on me when im driving and im gonna crash

whyd it have to be a spide? a rat i coulda handled. a mouse i coulda handled. a bee hive i coulda handled.

but a spider??

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posted 06-11-2001 08:22 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for L. Jackmin   Click Here to Email L. Jackmin     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Gas 'em with some bug spray!!

Dead spiders behind walls don't smell bad like dead mice behind walls.

Yee-haa!!

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posted 06-11-2001 08:24 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for terryrudy   Click Here to Email terryrudy     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Spiders, the worst!

My Vette wouldn't be a daily driver until that spider was eradicated! I can't stand spiders either.

Be careful about turning on the vent - you don't want a spider to shoot out!
-terry

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posted 06-11-2001 08:28 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Vetteboy   Click Here to Email Vetteboy     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
EAT HIM WHEN YOU CATCH HIM!

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Brett K
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posted 06-11-2001 10:41 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Brett K   Click Here to Email Brett K     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
You didn't list in your sig where you live. I would not mess around with a spider unless you know it is harmless. My dad's friend bought a new ford, which was built in Mexico. A spider must have found its way into the car at that time. It bit him in the face3 causing his whole face to swell. The nerve damage is permanent leaving alot of dead tissue scarring. Be Careful!

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posted 06-11-2001 10:53 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for jvm   Click Here to Email jvm     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Spiders are nice people too. In fact they are better than a lot humans I've met. All he wants is to be taken for a drive, so go do it. Spiders like vettes too.

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posted 06-11-2001 11:08 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Anar76   Click Here to Email Anar76     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Blast the bugger away !

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posted 06-11-2001 11:30 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for StingrayRacing   Click Here to Email StingrayRacing     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
This is the funniest post I have ever read...mainly because if it were me I wouldn't go near the car!!!

Time to call a professional in...or maybe you can lure him out with a cricket.

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posted 06-11-2001 11:33 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Golden80   Click Here to Email Golden80     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Yikes...I don't like spiders at all. In Colorado there's actually quite a few Black Widows. I squashed two of them in my house and a few others outside. There's only one thing I like less than spiders. Snakes!

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quote:
Originally posted by Golden80:
Yikes...I don't like spiders at all. In Colorado there's actually quite a few Black Widows. I squashed two of them in my house and a few others outside. There's only one thing I like less than spiders. Snakes!

Matt


Snakes don't get in little places and scare the piss outta ya like spiders do though.

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posted 06-12-2001 12:22 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Steve Straus   Click Here to Email Steve Straus     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I hate spiders. I don't know what the hell it was, but I was kicked back in my recliner watching TV last night when this spider comes dangling down on a web/string/whatever. It's like he was on the ceiling, aimed above me and rapelled down towards me. Scared the hell out of me. I moved the chair and it it with a propane torch.

Hey, I was pissed.

Good luck. and btw, I'd get a professional. I just hope it hasn't layed eggs in your car. Imagine what would happen if you were driving and thousands of them hatched and infested your car while you're doing 70 on the highway. BWAHAHAHAHAHAHA

J/K. Call the Orkin man.

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posted 06-12-2001 08:00 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Rob's 73   Click Here to Email Rob's 73     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
too funny... I'd spray the area a little at a time to drive him out and then kill him.

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posted 06-12-2001 08:39 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for paul79   Click Here to Email paul79     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I assume this is a serious post . If yes, I would not spray any insecticides inside the car: they can persist for some time and are poisonous as well. Also, spiders are resistant to such sprays as they can close body openings for many hours and not ingest the chemicals. They are sensitive to higher frequency sound as seen at the site below. If you do not wish to purchase an ultrasound device, you can try a ShopVac or a Hoover vacuum cleaner. The pitch from these machines will drive most creatures away very quickly. It seems to work better on the male species. The Hoover drives me crazy according to my Wife. Seriously, the pitch of these motors is quite high and running one inside the car might work. As noted, you have not given your location so it is difficult to know what variety you have. I suspect that "big as your hand" might be a slight exaggeration but even big as your thumb is still a fair size. Also, keep in mind that it will go away eventually on its own if it cannot find food. So no left over hamburger should be left in the car .

http://www.repelandkill.com/repelspiders.shtml

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posted 06-12-2001 09:54 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for 76vette   Click Here to Email 76vette     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I'm laughing with you. I had gone to lunch and when I got back in my car, I put the key in the ignition. Well...almost. Right as the key touched the ignition a spider (pinky-fingernail-size) ran out of the ignition and up the steering column. I was standing outside my car suddenly, and don't remember how I got there...just staring at the steering wheel while my brain tried to piece together what just happened.

Tried to squish the little bastard, but ended up just chasing him back up into the driver's side carpet. I figured, if I could live with my door leak that soaks the carpet, then so can he.

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posted 06-12-2001 10:58 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for daily_driver   Click Here to Email daily_driver     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
hahahahaha

u guys crack me up!

well this spider was a huge one, it looked like one of those "reproducing" creatures from the movie alien (the big lobster things)

THIS THING WAS HUUUUUUUUUGE!

i live in florida, dunno what kind are here. it was brownish color.

anyways, i have coated the entire interior with spider spray

i suppose i can live with the spider spray smell hehehehe.

im contemplating drilling out the rivets on that panel and attacking him in his home (the passenger side rear quarter panel that rivets to quarter panel end)

hey maybe i can put a fogger in my car???

hahhahahahahaha

(its a crazy kind of laugh, i hope they dont come and take me away to a place where ill be painting easter eggs)

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This is a great post It made me think of the days when I was in the AF stationed at Davis-Monthan AFB. My job took me out to some of the remote missile sites scattered around Tucson and we were always having to run huge tarantulas out of the silo entrances before we could go in. A buddy of mine caught one and brought it back to the barracks. We were all sitting around the room when he let it out in the middle of the floor. The sucker sat there for a second and I swear "sprung - launched - jumped" about 10 feet across the room in one leap. You have never seen so many a$$ holes and elbows moving at the same time. Like 76vette, I suddenly found myself standing out in the hallway about 1/2 second later with no real recollection of how I got there.

Thanks for the memories! Those were good times and happy days!

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You should find your pet/friend at this site .

http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/BODY_IN017

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posted 06-12-2001 02:59 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for 79MakoL82   Click Here to Email 79MakoL82     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by paul79:
They are sensitive to higher frequency sound as seen at the site below. If you do not wish to purchase an ultrasound device, you can try a ShopVac or a Hoover vacuum cleaner. The pitch from these machines will drive most creatures away very quickly. It seems to work better on the male species. The Hoover drives me crazy according to my Wife. Seriously, the pitch of these motors is quite high and running one inside the car might work.

HEY, how about a Ricer with a fart can!!!! I know they annoy the piss outa me!!!!

Just make sure it's not a Brown Recluse. Those will send you to the hospital. My wife works in HR in Short Term Disability, and some guy in Texas had to have parts of his leg cut away from one of those bites!!!

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Time to break out the Spectracide. Its supposed to be toxic. We had a spider problem when we moved into our house. Had a bug man treat our house for years. Finally one of the older guys said to use Spectracide and save the $100/treatment cost. Been doin' it ever since.

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Fortunately I don't have a phobia of spiders. However if I saw a snake in the car, I'd have to sell it (it's the only way I'd consider getting rid of my baby). I have had a bee get in the car as I was driving one day. I'm allergic to them. That was pretty frightening. Thankfully I didn't crash.

Anyway back to your problem. I'd just spray some Raid in it and keep the doors and windows open for a while to let it air out.

Good luck!

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posted 06-12-2001 03:28 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for 427V8   Click Here to Email 427V8     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Hmmm, Time to buy a big scary snake and head to Arizona

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79MakoL82, I did not want to get too serious but you do make a good point. So here is the spiel on the nasty ones in Florida . This info is coming from the University of Florida, BTW. In my end of North America, Daddy-Long-Legs is the major problem, if one can call them a problem. But for those with arachniphobia, it is not a pleasant experience to see these timid creatures. I guess we are going off topic soon .

http://hammock.ifas.ufl.edu/en/venomspi.html

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Sorry to hear about your large as a hand jumping spider problem! I don't mind spiders unless they get in my cars and their webs get everywhere! I slide into the seat and then have a bunch of webs across my face! I hate it when that happens.

I used to use spider traps in my basement. They were a tray of sticky stuff that had some kind of food in the middle that attracted them. They would walk on the tray and get stuck. This might not work against a spider that is as big as your hand! You may need a few of these traps. Just don't step on or get this tray stuck to your carpet.

Maybe spiders are attracted to fiberglass and that is what the food in the tray is???

Or, you could wait til dark and try to catch admiring your gages. Just don't smush him on the carpet or leather. A spider as big as your hand could make a mess!

You could drive really really fast and make him dizzy so he falls out and then drop kick him out the door.

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I'm just glad to know there are a lot of other "tough guys" out there who are as scared of spiders as I! I too would impound the vette until the spider is gone. Go buy a snake that will eat the spider. Then all you have to do is get rid of the snake.

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Crap, now when I get back to my Vette to drive home today, I'm going to be paranoid and looking all over for the mysterious spider to jump out at me.
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posted 06-12-2001 04:44 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for LakotasRose   Click Here to Email LakotasRose     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
*SHUDDER*!!!!!!!

There is nothing worse than spiders!!!!! *YUCK*!!!!!!!!!!

I HATE SPIDERS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Get the Raid!!!!!!!! USE THE WHOLE CAN!!!!!!!!

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Great Post. I like the part about snakes too. I guess the one thing you have to remember about snakes is, if you run over them and you don't see them in your rear-view mirror, you'd better pull over and get out of their new home.

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I vote you daily_driver as the post of the year

Give me 1000 spiders to 1 snake

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I'm looking for a home in a Corvette penthouse. Somewhere near the heater core where no one will bother me. Do you have anything around $300.00 per month? I am a non-smoker and have very tidy eating habits. They may be a slight problem with house fly bodies being thrown around from time to time but they will be rather dry by the point that I am finished with them. I sleep a lot unless some %&**%% tries to wake with me up with a Comp Cam 268. That gets on my nerves a little bit (low frequency vibrations are not my thing; boom-boxes I hate) and I may tend to pay a visit to the landlord to complain; normally just above the steering wheel. I may move in without permission as I am desperate for accommodation. I will pay up eventually of course. I will not accept a residence in a yellow Corvette C5 with red calipers and scratches. I DO have some taste. C3 offers only, PLEASE (HELLO MELVIN!).

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Paul79.....

ROTFLMAO!!!!!!!!!

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bahahahahaha

the yellow c5 thing had me on the floor !!!

hahahaha

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bait it with a cricket or grasshopper to get it hungry and come out, this should work. don't spray anything , it will stink for weeks, just leave a net for it too climb to, with some food on the seat and wait for it to climb on the net, then wrap it up.

good luck, and don't get bit

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Well, if you're in Fla., just go out into a local swamp, catch a big iguana, and let him find the hand size spider!! I have a little place in Orange City Fla that I sneek off to every chance I get, and enjoy sitting by my pool with glass of Merlot watching my 'resident' chameleons sneak up on small spiders in the bushes, but not hand size!!
Think I will stop on the way home tonight for industrial strength spider spray, so I won't be looking in floor boards of my C2 or C3 this week end while 'playing'.
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Oh trouble.
I wouldn't poison it due to the danger of not finding it and therefore you will never know whether you killed it or not.
Be aware , it doesn't necessarily need to be a local spider as many people keep exotic spiders as pets and they do escape.
Catch it and be carefull.
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I'm with Terry... I gonna check behind the seats before I drive home this afternoon.

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Unless it's a Brown Recluse, don't worry about it. Set off one of those Foggers (In the Blue box, the kind that you place in about 1/4" of water) and leave it overnight. Drive the car as you normally would. In another week or so, do the same to kill the babies that hatched in the meantime.

BTW, if it IS a Brown Recluse don't go near it until you do the 2nd fogging.

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posted 06-14-2001 11:17 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Juliet   Click Here to Email Juliet     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
You guys are giving me the creepy crawlies!

SO, well...... DID YOU GET THE SPIDER?

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update:

had quite a few days of monitoring the spider situation heheheh...

havent sighted him again ....yet!!!

here are steps to insure u dont have a spider encounter:

(1) when entering the car to drive it after a spider "event" has occured, be sure to spray a protective line of spider spray around the drivers seat. this however does not protect from flanking manuevers from above.

(2) spiders dont like 2 chamber flowmasters!!! brrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr brrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr brrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr!! especially the resonance @ 1500 rpm!

(3) before entering the car, be sure and make a total fool of yourself and bend each seat forward and do a spider check. This makes u even look more like an idiot when people are watching you as they wonder WTF you are doing. (especially when u look up at all the corners of your t-tops before you start the car!!

(4) position the can of spider spray at close reach on the center console armrest. It also makes an interesting conversational peice when taking passengers.

(5) if it itches you, then scratch it!! it might be a spider!!! slap it!! the time u dont scratch it might be the time its the spider!!

(6) play a RUN DMC cd and play it loud!! if it worked for the US army in panama then it might work for you too!!

i hope this has helped others with their possible spider encounters!

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posted 06-15-2001 02:17 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for ReydeSol774bbl   Click Here to Email ReydeSol774bbl     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I was driving down the road the other day with a spider the size of a damned quarter jumped on my face. Being that the only thing I really fear is spiders, I just about ran my car into everything else on the road before I could get the little Satan-incarnate bastard out the window. It still gives me the heebie jeebies thinking about it. Bleh

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posted 06-15-2001 02:37 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for AussieVette   Click Here to Email AussieVette     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Oh I really feel for you here as I have a massive spider phobia too and it almost caused an accident to me in my late teens.

Cruising home from Uni late one afternoon in my souped up Valiant Coupe on what had been a rainy day. I come over the crest of a hill and get the sun in my eyes so put the sun visor down. BINGO, a Huntsman or Wolf spider about the size of my hand falls into my lap.

I see this massive hairy Tarrantula type spider in my lap, scream like a girl at the top of my lungs and dive on the brakes. Needless to say by diving onto the brakes on the wet road sent my car into spin. I don't know how many times it spun around but as soon as it came to a halt I just dived out and left the car where it was. With spider in my lap it came with me when I jumped out so at least it wasn't in the car when I continued on.

Very embarrassing incident that could have ended up in a major accident. I just hate spiders so much!!! I was also very nervous about getting into that car for about a month after that, and often did a full spider search before driving.

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posted 06-15-2001 06:51 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for still-learning   Click Here to Email still-learning     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Folks,

I have to say that I did not have any spider phobia at all... until now. You guys have managed to give me one!!! I too am going to start doing the 4pt spider check.

I did have one interested experience w/ a bush hog. I was under it getting ready to pull the blade. Looked up and there was a black widow looking back at me. Never moved so fast in my life. SOLVED that problem by running the bushhog!! Bye bye spider.

Tim M.

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posted 06-15-2001 07:08 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Jim Shea   Click Here to Email Jim Shea     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
This has to be the best post of the year. No more just putting the cover on the convertible every night. Time to put the top and the windows up before the cover goes on.

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quote:
Originally posted by Steve Straus:
I hate spiders. I don't know what the hell it was, but I was kicked back in my recliner watching TV last night when this spider comes dangling down on a web/string/whatever. It's like he was on the ceiling, aimed above me and rapelled down towards me. Scared the hell out of me. I moved the chair and it it with a propane torch.

Ummmm....Steve?? Why did you have a propane torch with you while you were watching tv??

I had a similar experience yesterday that made me think about this thread. Dropped my son off at Kindergarten, headed on my way to work when I see somethinc crawling on my leg. I look down and it is a HUGE carpenter ant. So my instinctive reaction was to just flick the thing away. Not a clue where it ended up though. At least it's not a spider that's going to lay eggs & hatch all over my car! (That happened to a neighbor. She freaked out )

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41, 42....can't pass up the chance to LIGHT EM UP!!

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70 stingray - I was working at the airport last year in Harrisburg, PA, & I couldn't beleive all the spiders! There were spider webs 2 feet deep on the hangar overhangs with alot of spiders in it!
I went to a gas station there and the pump I used had webs all over it. What's up with that area?

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posted 06-15-2001 12:47 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Nag78   Click Here to Email Nag78     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
AAAUUGGGHH!!!! I'm getting the chilly willys just thinking about it!!! I HATE spiders!! We have a lot of Black Widow spiders down here. Ooo and those wolf spiders, MAN those things get big and hairy!! AUUGGGHHH!!!! Spray bomb the whole car till nothing within 3 feet surrounding the car is alive!!

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Daily To solve your delima there is only one real solution. You need get rid of your vette. Do it now. I happen to have a trailer and would be happy to help you out. There will be of course some charges due for this service. Don't worry about me taking all the risks, I'm a trained professional, experienced in this type of work.

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So are spiders immune to extreme heat (my vette gets pretty hot inside: no insulation and with that exhaust)? Maybe that could deter spiders. If not, anything else? Can I leave a little anti-freeze for them to drink in some hidden place under my seat or something? I don't think I have any spiders now, but I deifnitely don't want to be driving down the road and have a spider fall on me when I open the sunvisor. I would have **** a brick right then and there!
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