Well I mean if it's outside not bothering me I'm not going to bother it. But I've had spiders creep on me in my house before and it terrifies me. I just can't stand it. And I know they have their own place in nature and take care of bugs and stuff... but I'm sure me killing the ones in my house isn't going to make a dent in the spider population LOL
@OFL ... Pairs. Great. That'll be a fun surprise. lol
I actually like spiders. I'm still not to the point of handling them w/ bare hands, or not being surprised when one materializes out of nowhere, but they're awesome. In fact we have a rather large spider in my band's practice shed... it built an incredible web in one of the windows... and we named it Charles. No idea how to sex a spider but regardless... it's Charles. lol
There are a few spiders in my apartment I let hang around since they do take care of the rest of the pests, and they're small and out of the way.
@vaygirl, I'm almost positive it's a grass spider, we have a few out on the patio.
I have plenty of fun spider stories if you guys don't get too squeamish. lol
The only thing that freaks me out about tarantulas is their HAIR.
My mom is an arachnophobe unlike anyone has ever seen before, and if I had one she'd never visit. Could you imagine if it escaped?? lol!
I have a great deal of respect for spiders and all critters in general....but....I don't touch them....not happening and I am a country gal....lol.......
Oh and forgot....the spider nest...maybe that is why it wanted back in the house...or it was just a house spider.....lol......but I am with you......my hands do not touch them.....lol......I do squish the black widows I find in my garden...but they can kill you......otherwise, I like to catch bugs and toss in their webs and watch them suck the juice out of them after they wrap-em up...pretty cool to watch.....
We don't get black widows around here, but the brown recluse is the Nebraskan equivelant. I rarely see them (though they're classified as "house spiders), but they stay the heck away from me.. I'd rather not get bitten then have my flesh rot off as a result.