Lucky Mom

Jul. 4, 2007

Rabid Wolf Spider

Wolf Spider

Hey kids, look what greeted me this morning when I got up! That’s right, meet our new friend or possibly even a new member of our family (depending on how it goes).

His name is Rabid Wolf Spider and apparently he is tougher than the ‘no spider guarantee’ service we PAY for EVERY MONTH. Go guy.

Yep, our service guarantees that if you see any bug they’ll come running and provide a free treatment to tackle the bastard problem. Anytime. Everytime. Free. Just call.

After FIVE (o.k. actually six now) free return visits (uh..in the last 30 days) we found the RWS. It’s not like I called them screaming when I saw a fly, I swear I only called when it was serious.

Maybe it was the fifth call that put the pest guy over the edge.

Maybe at five free visits, they get you back by planting a big number right on your porch/garage/front door/whatever, just to scare you and piss you off.

It worked. I’m certainly pissed off and now afraid to ask them to come back again.

What might they plant next? I’m in a bind.

11 Comments Posted (Add Yours)

1

OK, this beats my grasshopper for sure, but not sure about the big scorpion under the dryer, or the squashed Tarantula under my foot in the driveway. Thank god for the Texas pest industry who keeps us (barely) unbitten.

2

Paul - uh....thanks..yeeeah.

3

I'm not sure what the fuss is all about. I think that, (at least in the photo you posted), he, or she, looks quite cute and innocent, (look at those big puppy eyes and am I seeing this right? Is that a little spidey smile on his face?)

I have to ask though, what do you mean by "rabid"? Do they really have rabies or are you just overreacting?

I suggest that if you need your bug guy out that often, make it worth the trip for him. Bake cookies, have a cold beer or his favorite porn magazine there for him. Come on now, where's that creative girl I know.

Good luck out there in the 'burbs' and let me know how it goes.

4

OK, I too am a major "spider whiner", but have become accustomed to catch & release of the "regular" spiders we have up north here that actually help my garden by eating little bugs that want to eat my flowers and vegetables etc...

I have to say, that if I saw that spider that you saw, there would be no catch and release, there would only be pee dripping down my leg and a squashed spider. I obviously don't see what Wendi sees, the cute brown eyes (ha ha ha). That thing is ugly and scary. I would not stop calling that stupid useless bug killing service until I saw a dead spider!!!!!!

Good luck with that. - Kerri

5

The problem here is there's not much they can do about spiders. There's no spray they can use that keeps them away (though keeping their prey away will do a lot to help.)

To actually get rid of spiders they have to BE SPRAYED or squashed. That won't prevent others from coming either.

Our pest control has the same gaurantee, they'll come out as many times as I ask them to and try to get rid of anything they find. Unfortunately the best they can do is kill what they find, and try to keep away some of the prey types to deter the spiders. You may consider trimming your grass lower, or making sure to trim any perimeter areas very well so that they don't have a good habitat.

6

I'm with Wendi...anything to get a cute bug guy to come to my front door. You DID say the bug guy was sexy, right?? Oh, maybe it was somehow implied.

Makes you kinda miss our PNW banana slugs, eh?

7

iiicccckkkkk! If your house is new construction it may also take a while to get rid of the spiders since it was left open to the elements for months on end and you have now just invaded their happy home. We had lots of spiders for the first month or two but now they have started to move on to other hunting grounds. Our pest guy said there wasn't much they could do about spiders since all of the treatments now have to be so mild as to not harm your children that they don't actually do much. The key is to get rid of the spider's source of food and they will move on.

8

iiicccckkkkk! If your house is new construction it may also take a while to get rid of the spiders since it was left open to the elements for months on end and you have now just invaded their happy home. We had lots of spiders for the first month or two but now they have started to move on to other hunting grounds. Our pest guy said there wasn't much they could do about spiders since all of the treatments now have to be so mild as to not harm your children that they don't actually do much. The key is to get rid of the spider's source of food and they will move on.

9

Wendi - I'll be sure to send the cute bug your way.

Loreley - he's just o.k.

10

what pest company do you use I want to make sure to find out before the bug guy we hired comes out!!! thanks

11

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