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vanthomme.eva's picture
vanthomme.eva
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I feel your pain, Jam.
I can't sleep without a duvet even if it's hotter than the fires of Mount Doom.
I never thought about the spiders though...
Now I have a valid reason not to give up my duvet! (and another something to be paranoid about...)

IcyMidnight's picture
IcyMidnight
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Me too! Though the spiders, they don't bother me.

Fuseblower's picture
Fuseblower
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I'm sure you can get some treatment for this - but I'm also sure that being told that the spiders can (and probably will...) crawl under the blanket *isn't* it!

There is one thing, though. If you regularly remove any evidence of cobwebs from around your ceilings, they generally get the message and find somewhere else to live, because you're removing part of their food processing system.

Personally I'd rather have a couple of voracious spiders in my bedroom any day than damn buzzin' flies! They are guaranteed to keep me awake, and are a pain to swat.

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Oarboar
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Yep. Spiders are our underappreciated allies in the war against bedbugs, earwigs, ants, and flies.

OTOH, there's this dissenting viewpoint (warning -- profanity): http://youtu.be/NcR9af_akCw

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Something 2 get...
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I have the same thing about scorpions dropping from the ceiling... And then I still got stung, so I got over it. I can't sleep with out a blanket though, bugs or no bugs.

Andrew's picture
Andrew
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Shouldn't have this been titled, "Wasted Blanket?"

jesusita_1995's picture
jesusita_1995
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Those spiders are everywhere. I live in a city and there are spiders all over the place. SPIDERS EVERYWHERE! The worst is when I get up in the morning and go to the shower to wake up, only to find a gigantic spider-beast trying to crawl up the side to eat my face off. (I know this is what spiders do. No one can convince me otherwise.)

Rashkavar
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My place (admittedly in a small town by Vancouver's standards, though a city by the rest of the province's understanding of the term) has an ensuite bathroom. Almost year round, I have to deal with myriad insectoid and arachnoid critters. The silverfish and craneflies are the worst, though the long legged spiders are pretty creepy too. (Mainly when they decide to leave the bathroom for my bedroom and I wake up with one inches away from me on the other pillow.)

jesusita_1995's picture
jesusita_1995
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Daddy longlegs types of spiders or otherwise? Daddy longlegs don't really bother me (too spindly), but I grew up around wolf spiders. Don't Google the pics if you hate spiders...

Rashkavar
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Daddy long legs or similar. And it's not scary, just not exactly the kind of face you want to wake up to. Were it wolf spiders, I think I'd be considering looking into insect control techniques beyond squishing or taking outside. Vancouver Island is the opposite of Australia. We have no poisonous/venemous stuff. (Aside from some of the people, but that's the same anywhere you go.)

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AckAckAck
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At least you don't live in Australia :p

WikidWorx
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See!?

Kelly's picture
Kelly
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My friend told me about this spider in Mexico as big as his hand. His uncle tried to swat at it with a broom and IT GRABBED WITH IT ITS PINCERS. It was called the tailless whip scorpion. And now I am afraid to sleep...

Fuseblower's picture
Fuseblower
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Apparently they get to about 2-3" across, but they aren't arachnids as such; they are a sub-species called Amblypygids. The good news is that they really don't eat very much. People actually keep them as pets!

WikidWorx
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Jam. Be realistic: it's Canada. In a city. Indoors. It's not like your in Australia where the most common house spider can kill and everything in nature is capable (and very much so attempting) of doing just that. Never the less, I know your pain as a fellow arachnophobic and the requiring of needing something to sleep with, but I'm with Trev on this one: Once it gets hot, switch out to sheets.

On a side note: Whoo! My roomie joined the engineering sorority! She's a newly inducted member of the Florida Atlantic University chapter and all because I suggested it to her based on what I read through your comic. She couldn't be happier! ^-^

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Θωμας
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Jam has a point that there most likely are spiders even if you never see them. I never see spiders in my apartment, but every now and then I have to remove the cobwebs that always seem to accumulate. I do sometimes see fruit flies so I guess the spiders have a food source!

However, despite the spiders, I'll happily sleep without any covers (not even a sheet) when it gets really warm, and that never seems to result in spider attacks...

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pccheong
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This is my go-to whenever my friends bring up spiders.

psilorder's picture
psilorder
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Atleast yours doesn't go "i need the blanket i might get cold. but i'm warm. but i might get cold. but i'm warm...."

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