Northeast Gardening forum: Spiders, Beetles, and other Creepy Crawlers

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Name: Rita
North Shore, Long Island, NY
Zone 6B
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Newyorkrita
Sep 11, 2013 9:23 AM CST
Grumbling Some not so bright spider decided to build a web across my back kitchen door. I open door to go out and get grossed out in sticky spider web. Not to mention I am freaking out as the spider is now crawling on my chest. I hate spiders! Got it off me and when it fell to the ground I stomped it.

So, I go around to the side door there is another spider. Same kind as I just got rid of. Only this one is even bigger. Has its web across my side door. So I go back in (through the now safe to use kitchen door) and get the bug spray and spray the heck out of that one, spider gone. Did I mention I hate spiders? Grumbling
Name: jennifer
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flowersrjen
Sep 11, 2013 9:51 AM CST
but they eat all the other bugs!I only kill them when they are in the house
Do you leave lights on outside at night? That's usually why they build the webs by the doors

I do hate walking thru a big web.
Name: Rita
North Shore, Long Island, NY
Zone 6B
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Newyorkrita
Sep 11, 2013 9:57 AM CST
I am totally grossed out by spiders but I do know they are good for the garden. So I mostly leave them alone. But building across the doors was too much for me! Nope, those two had to go. Thumbs down
Name: Louise
SW New Hampshire (Zone 5a)
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DonnieBrook
Sep 11, 2013 6:35 PM CST
Very cool pics, Ronnie and Jen! That moth is really pretty! I prefer that bugs give me at least a 12" buffer zone from them. Snakes are asked to observe a 2 mile buffer. I wonder if anyone would question that we are selling our FL house because of the very big black Indigo snake that likes to hang out in the hedge beside our front patio. He sure can spoil our gorgeous view of the water! 😱
Name: Lucy
Hamilton, MA (Zone 6b)
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irisarian
Sep 11, 2013 8:21 PM CST
Why do earthworms get in my way when I am trying to weed?
Name: Allison
NJ (Zone 6a)
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Onewish1
Sep 12, 2013 4:01 AM CST

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pulling them up with the weeds
Name: jennifer
central nj (Zone 6b)
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flowersrjen
Sep 15, 2013 7:06 PM CST
Cool moth on the beach today
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Pandorus Sphinx Moth (Eumorpha pandorus)

Name: Allison
NJ (Zone 6a)
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Onewish1
Sep 15, 2013 7:57 PM CST

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cool one
Name: Ronnie (Veronica)
Southeastern PA (Zone 6b)
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luvsgrtdanes
Sep 16, 2013 5:31 AM CST
Neat Jen Thumbs up
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Name: jennifer
central nj (Zone 6b)
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flowersrjen
Sep 19, 2013 9:06 AM CST
Ick but YAY
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Name: jennifer
central nj (Zone 6b)
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flowersrjen
Sep 19, 2013 9:24 AM CST
Fascinating to watch them build their webs every night...they are HUGE
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Name: Celeste
Northernmost and largest state (Zone 5a)
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pixie62560
Sep 19, 2013 9:47 AM CST
Yuk is right!!
"A GARDEN IS A LITTLE PATCH OF HEAVEN ON EARTH"
Name: Ronnie (Veronica)
Southeastern PA (Zone 6b)
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luvsgrtdanes
Sep 19, 2013 7:10 PM CST
I get the creepies every time I see a shot like that Jen! great pics!
It happens in a flash, but the memory of it last forever. It can not be borrowed or stolen, and it is of no earthly good until it is given away. So if in your hurry you meet someone who is too weary to smile, leave him one of yours, for no one needs a smile quite as much as he who has none to give...

Name: Allison
NJ (Zone 6a)
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Onewish1
Sep 20, 2013 4:21 AM CST

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even the Halloween chick gets the creeps!!
Name: Karen
Wayne, NJ (Zone 6b)
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BlackCat08
Sep 22, 2013 9:37 AM CST
This Halloween gal is not fond of spiders either. The pics are great!.....Currently battling a bad spider bite on my hand. It's almost two weeks and its still red, hard and itchy. Can't wait till the bugs go away for the winter. Seems everywhere I turn around in the yard a new web has been spun.
Name: Janice Hurd
Thompsonville Village, Ct. (Zone 6a)
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phoebesviolets
Feb 28, 2014 7:20 AM CST
So look who greeted me when I opened my kitchen curtains this am Blinking
I thought these guys lived in the soil Confused not in my window sunning itself. Please pardon the fuzzy photo quality-I enlarged to show more detail of bug.
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Name: Marilyn
CT (Zone 5b)
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RobinD
Feb 28, 2014 7:28 AM CST
I have had several in the house lately.....
Name: Celeste
Northernmost and largest state (Zone 5a)
The Vacation Land!
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pixie62560
Feb 28, 2014 7:32 AM CST
There was several articles on them last fall ~
http://www.webpronews.com/stin...

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/...
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Name: Ronnie (Veronica)
Southeastern PA (Zone 6b)
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luvsgrtdanes
Feb 28, 2014 7:39 AM CST
I found quite a few this year in my Christmas stuff from the attic!!
It happens in a flash, but the memory of it last forever. It can not be borrowed or stolen, and it is of no earthly good until it is given away. So if in your hurry you meet someone who is too weary to smile, leave him one of yours, for no one needs a smile quite as much as he who has none to give...

Name: Janice Hurd
Thompsonville Village, Ct. (Zone 6a)
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phoebesviolets
Feb 28, 2014 8:10 AM CST
UGH! and thanks. Now, I do remember hearing about increasing numbers last year, but always found them in/around the ground, so wasn't too concerned. Outdoors, they are God's creatures--inside the house, they are invaders of MY territory to be reckoned with! Thumbs down
β€œToo often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around.” – Leo F. Buscaglia

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