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Old 09-09-10, 06:19 PM   #1
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I feel itchy

I saw a wolf spider scurry out of my in-laws' pantry as I was opening the door this morning. I have a ridiculous fear of spiders... so ever since then, I've been seeing spiders everywhere.

Also, my in-laws have crappy cell phone reception, so I've been making work calls outside (I work remotely), and every time I go outside to make these calls, I come back inside with 3-4 additional mosquito bites.

I feel itchy. ::shudder::
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Try "Ivy-Dry SCRUB" it works really really well, I bought mine at 5 and below. Can't help you with the spider 'cept to say they're not going to bother you unless you bother them.
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I thought this was a thread by Imperturbable Itchypoo Strawberry razor.

Hoping you feel better, April. Maybe your hubby can rub some cortisone on them for you.
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Part of the itchiness is from these spiders giving me the creeps and making my skin crawl. Any remedy for that?
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Part of the itchiness is from these spiders giving me the creeps and making my skin crawl. Any remedy for that?

MV can get your mind of that.
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The word for that feeling that there is something on you after seeing an insect is ormification. Now you know.
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Use some Cutter insert repellent for the mosquitoes. As for the spider, just remember that the vast majority of spiders are not dangerous. A quick flick will take them off your body. If the itchiness is in your head then find another wolf spider, pick it up, play with it on your hand for couple minutes (don't annoy the spider since they can bite), and let it go. If you have an actual phobia to spider, then don't take my advice.
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MV can get your mind of that.
I don't do it with gorillas.
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I'll shave.
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Some spiders fly, they lift their butts in the air, shoot some webbing into the breeze and get wafted away. Then when they think they're in the right spot, they cut the web and land wherever they feel like.
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and they love to land on pretty young blondes! Ruuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuun!
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and they love to land on pretty young blondes! Ruuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuun!
I think that a tuffet, curds and whey are required as well.
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I think that a tuffet, curds and whey are required as well.
Who here has a tuffet handy?
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Those wolf spiders like to sneak into my basement. I had a big one scurry right at me last week. I moved to one side and it changed direction and kept coming. Had to stomp him. But still to see one run across the floor at me and follow my movements was pretty spooky.
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...oh so itchy....

I feel skritchy and scratchy and gaaaayyyyyy!


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Brown Recluse spiders really are something to be cautious of if you have those around.
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Brown Recluse spiders really are something to be cautious of if you have those around.
yep..black widows too. We have both around my neck of the woods.
The brown recluse is nasty. The black widow bite, if you are sensitive enough to it, will make you wish you were dead if it doesn't kill you.
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Those wolf spiders like to sneak into my basement. I had a big one scurry right at me last week. I moved to one side and it changed direction and kept coming. Had to stomp him. But still to see one run across the floor at me and follow my movements was pretty spooky.
I would have screamed like a little girl and locked myself in a closet. Wolf spiders have their own special kind of creep factor. MV does, too.
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We used to get wolf spiders in our cellar in WV. THere are degrees of creep. A big-ass spider is one thing. A big-ass spider toting an egg mass larger than its whole body is another.
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Thanks to intrusive Federal laws, you cannot go down to Home Depot and buy your Home Flamethrower. Spiders don't creep me out, but I am not fond of snakes.
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yep..black widows too. We have both around my neck of the woods.
The brown recluse is nasty. The black widow bite, if you are sensitive enough to it, will make you wish you were dead if it doesn't kill you.
The place where I get my pool supplies and do my opening/closing of the pool call me spiderman. 3-4 years ago, when they took the cover off in the spring we had Thousands of Black widows in our back yard. Apparently the retaining wall/pool cover interface was the perfect environment for them to breed.
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