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Old October 23, 2017   #16
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I was REAL glad I had on gloves one day a few years ago when I flipped the contents of a small potbound minirose into my hand and out erupted Fire Ants as only they can! I still ended up with some bites on my arms and even legs, those buggars are fast. Could have been much worse, gloves are good.
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Old October 27, 2017   #17
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Twice I have found a black widow in the lumpy bottom of an heirloom tomato I have picked. If my son knew about it, he would never pick another tomato. He hates all spiders.
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Don't let him see The Lord of the Rings. (I think the Shelob parts in the book are even creepier).
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*shudder* Years ago I found at least a half dozen black widows under my children's wading pool! They were nesting under the rim of it that if I recall correctly went all the way to ground level. But there were holes in the plastic. I thought I was going to die when I flipped that pool over and kept finding another web with a black widow in it.

It's been years since I saw any in the back yard but if we found them (other than the pool) we'd always find them in the vegetable garden. I wonder if the chickens and ducks finally eradicated them?
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Does anybody know somebody who has been punctured? Got bunches found here but have never been stabbed.
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*shudder* Years ago I found at least a half dozen black widows under my children's wading pool! They were nesting under the rim of it that if I recall correctly went all the way to ground level. But there were holes in the plastic. I thought I was going to die when I flipped that pool over and kept finding another web with a black widow in it.

It's been years since I saw any in the back yard but if we found them (other than the pool) we'd always find them in the vegetable garden. I wonder if the chickens and ducks finally eradicated them?

yes yes yes! chickens have kept my yard pretty much flea/tick and spider free for
years. if there are spider webs it is usually out of reach for them.I have never treated the dog or cats for fleas. never seen a tick since we got them either. but it is hardly safe to walk after the chickens have been on the loose for a few hours either...or until the next good hard rain.
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I have never heard anyone saying that they got bit by a black widow. We had a friend in the 1980s/90s who got bit on her leg by a brown recluse. She said it left an area of rotted skin/meat on her leg, but I didn't ask her to show me.

My brother made our children a toy parking building out of plywood for their Tonka trucks. He did a good job on it, but it also proved to become a home for black widows. Our grandchildren still play with the Tonka trucks, but the toy parking building is long gone.
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Does anybody know somebody who has been punctured? Got bunches found here but have never been stabbed.
Yes I do but first a link for you

https://www.google.com/search?q=blac...&bih=815&dpr=1

I knew her in high school but forgot her name,her father worked at a wharehouse where incoming fruits and vegetables arrived for distribution to various grocery stores.


There were Black Widow spiders in a large shipment of bananas,he got bitten,but I don't remember if he lived,or if they had an anti-toxin at that time.

I checked and yes there is an anti toxin.

https://www.google.com/search?q=blac...&bih=815&dpr=1

Carolyn, who now remembers that her name was Barbara.
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