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Can a spider live inside my vacuum canister with dust, hair, dirt?

last week i woke up and i had my son in my arms (hes 4 months old) i was walking into my kitchen and i saw a big ass black spider on my wall near the trash can and a broom hanging on the wall. which is also near the front door. Well it wasnt a black widow, recluse.. it was Black, and big as a baby mice.. Maybe the size of the palm of your hand. i am pretty sure it came through the front door some where. i had to get the hose of the vacuum. its inside the canister still and im not wanting to remove it. Can it still be alive in there?

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busybumblebe848

Asked by busybumblebe848 at 2:21 PM on Sep. 5, 2010 in Just for Fun

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  • Thats scary! dont they sell some kind of carpet cleaner to kill like dust mites or something idk if that would be strong enough but i would spray that over my carpet n hope it kills the spider if its living in there
    gabby06

    Answer by gabby06 at 2:23 PM on Sep. 5, 2010

  • When I worked at Merry Maids we would vacuum up spiders all the time. Boss lady said that any bugs were killed within a minute of the vacuum being on, something about the heat kills them.
    Glickstein

    Answer by Glickstein at 2:24 PM on Sep. 5, 2010

  • i would think so.
    mywonderyears

    Answer by mywonderyears at 2:25 PM on Sep. 5, 2010

  • um i would say yes. ive vacummed up bugs and i take it out side and dump it. you can dump it into the toilet and flush. good luck im sooooo scared of spiders its comical
    Shani527

    Answer by Shani527 at 2:25 PM on Sep. 5, 2010

  • lol, ive always been scared of that too..thats why when i vaccuum one up, i leave the vaccuum going for like at least 2 minutes..LOL just to make sure!!!!!!!!
    alexis_06

    Answer by alexis_06 at 2:30 PM on Sep. 5, 2010

  • I'm actually surprised it didn't find it's way out! Ew! I'm sooo glad DH does that kind of yucky stuff for me! I would toss the canister out the door and then run in the house. Later I would go out and move it around with a big stick to make sure it was gone! Yep. That would be my plan!
    But_Mommie

    Answer by But_Mommie at 2:38 PM on Sep. 5, 2010

  • It either found it's way out or I'm betting it's dead. Just dump it in the garbage, if alive kill it, if not, your problem will be over. I hate spiders and snakes too.......

    zbee

    Answer by zbee at 3:17 PM on Sep. 5, 2010

  • Yes, and it could also find its way out the same way it got in.
    If you think it might still be alive then I would suggest emptying out the canister right away and taking the trash bag out of the house immediately.
    PrydferthMenyw

    Answer by PrydferthMenyw at 11:25 AM on Sep. 6, 2010

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