big (really BIG!) scary spiders on the bottom of my pool - eek!

southernmumAugust 31, 2010

I keep finding these humongous black spiders on the bottom of my pool. I scoop them out, and I thought they were dead. My son put one in a jar to take to science, and low and behold, the disgusting thing was alive! I. HATE. SPIDERS! Anyway, my question is do you think these are random spiders that just keep crawling in, or do you think they could be (gasp!) hatching in my pool? I'm now a little afraid to swim! Thanks in advance :) PS - They are about the size of a dollar!

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i hate them to after i got bitten by a black widow spider last week.painfull

    Bookmark   August 31, 2010 at 9:07PM
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If you are in the deep south then it is probably a Wolf spider. They are not dangerous to humans but can get agressive and will bite you. Kind of like a bee sting.

    Bookmark   August 31, 2010 at 10:54PM
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Haha...we are first time pool owners in a rural community. My "city boy" hubby came to greet me when I came home.."honey, we have a boilogical issue!!" He promptly escorted me out to the pool where there was a ginormous spider hanging out on the wall. She ended up falling in when we were trying to remove her and OMgosh, she was so big because she had a gazillion babies on her back...Ewwwwwwwwww. It took us a bit but with a bucket and a spray bottle of dawn soap we got most of the 8 thousand babies that accompanied mama. Needless to say, we skipped swimming that day. Btw, ends up she was a wolf spider.

    Bookmark   September 2, 2010 at 8:27AM
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ahem.... :-)

My spider problems cleared up after contracting a pest control service.

    Bookmark   September 2, 2010 at 12:23PM
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