posted on Jul, 30 2008 @ 06:55 PM
I've seen some huge nasty solid black things come out of the grass and start chasing people who were mowing the lawn. I guess a cousin of the cicada
killer? *shrugs* They were MEAN. Cicadas are a royal pain with their noisemaking though. Glad to know they have more predators than just cats,
dogs and birds. Once I watched a bird toss a cicada at a brick wall over and over again until it died, then the bird flew off with the body.
For getting the huge spider, I recommend first to open a window all the way, with no screen. Then take a regular stick broom and gently pick up the
spider on the end of the broom. It should climb onto it. Then haul butt to the window and toss out the spider.
That's what I would do in your shoes anyway. I never kill those kinds of bugs in the house because they eat other bugs. But if I can catch them, I
will. I've caught bumblebees, carpenter bees, wasps, hornets and spiders in plastic containers. Then carry them outside to dump them off. I'm
weird I guess. hehe I'd rather catch them than clean up the mess after squishing.
There's a huge nasty looking spider on my backporch now. It made a nice web right underneath the light. Smart spider. Last night while letting the
dogs out to potty, I watched a moth land in the web and that spider was quick to grab it. Fun to watch. I left it alone.
Biting and flying bugs are really bad here. So I let the spiders and bats do their thing. Sometimes at dusk the bats fly really close to you. But
they are no bigger than a common sparrow. I have no mercy for blackflies, sandflies, deer flies, horse flies or mosquitoes though. They all want
blood or a chunk of skin and are really bad right now outside.