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Freaking out

we live in military housing adn im freaking out because i have found 2 huge spiders so far and have been un able to identify them and i am so freaked by them im afraid to put my 8mnth old on the floor all the spiders that i have found that resemble it have been poisonous but i havent found a pic that looks exactly like it im just freaking out and could use some advice right now please? i called for the exterminator to come out but they cant come till tomorrow please advice would be helpful


Asked by lillymom828 at 11:01 AM on May. 5, 2011 in General Parenting

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  • here's a good website

    Answer by ramita at 11:22 AM on May. 5, 2011

  • just calm down and breathe...not all spiders are poisonous and there are actually some that look very similar to poisonous ones because of a defense mechanism. I would post a picture or discribe on here somones bound to know, and just try to be patient. Also, unless you found the spiders on the floor normally they're just gonna hang on the ceiling or the wall or sit in a window frame. If you did find them on the floor just try to keep baby off the floor for today. Keep baby in pack in play or take a day trip to the local park or just keep him or her outside for most of the day. If you do see some on the floor pick them up and put them outside or just get a shoe and kill them. Good-luck to you!

    Answer by ramita at 11:16 AM on May. 5, 2011

  • Put one in a jar and take it to the health department.

    Answer by tyfry7496 at 11:02 AM on May. 5, 2011

  • Can you describe what they look like? Size, color, etc?

    Answer by SleepyCupcake at 11:03 AM on May. 5, 2011

  • can you take a picture for us to look at?

    Answer by daughteroftruth at 11:05 AM on May. 5, 2011

  • She'll be fine in your arms or in a pack and play until you debug the house... keep in mind the spiders didn't get thier eviction notice when you moved it :) Don't freak out....I think all spiders are poisonous and I would flip if I found one in the house, but if you are finding them on the floor, just don't put her there until tomorrow

    Answer by hollydaze1974 at 11:10 AM on May. 5, 2011

  • relax momma... just do what you can and the bug guy will be there tomorrow. We got to find ticks yesterday.. from the lake out here.. so exciting!!

    Answer by Camilletnt at 11:10 AM on May. 5, 2011

  • its black/dark brown with brown stripes down the back it doesnt have a fiddle shape like the recluse but the body is similar its a lil fatter in its legs the markings are similar to the wolf spider but its not hairy i just hope its not a brown recluse it looks a lil like the nursery web spider but i cant figure out if theyre poisonous its just stressful

    Comment by lillymom828 (original poster) at 11:12 AM on May. 5, 2011

  • Maybe it's a hobo spider?

    Answer by SleepyCupcake at 11:14 AM on May. 5, 2011

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    Answer by SleepyCupcake at 11:15 AM on May. 5, 2011