Spiders vs. conkers (horse chestnuts)

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Spiders vs. conkers (horse chestnuts)

Postby straycats on Tue Aug 31, 2010 5:23 am

OK I am TERRIFIED of spiders, the big ones anyway, has anyone tried this method of keeping them away and does it work? You put conkers on your windowsills or the corners of your room and it supposedly scares them off. Random, but apparently true haha! :lol:

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/science/science-news/6255510/Spiders-v-conkers-are-arachnids-really-scared-of-horse-chestnuts.html
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Re: Spiders vs. conkers (horse chestnuts)

Postby CidErWhiskey on Tue Aug 31, 2010 7:11 am

I tried it because I'm fucking terrified of them too. I watched a huge house spider for ages just to see if it worked. The spider ran at the conker and sat behind it. Maybe this was a particularly brave spider, which was just trying to mock me or maybe it's just bullshit?
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Re: Spiders vs. conkers (horse chestnuts)

Postby straycats on Tue Aug 31, 2010 7:30 am

Damn, I knew it sounded too easy. I'm still going to try this though, luckily there's a conker tree in the house next door so I'm going to pile a load of them up in every room.
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Re: Spiders vs. conkers (horse chestnuts)

Postby HollyGolightly on Thu Sep 02, 2010 10:06 pm

i don't know what happens if you use conkers.
i, personally, like spiders.. but, only because i hate other bugs sooo much and they eat them...
yeah!
anywho, the pix of the bugs all magnified and what not....
pretty gnarly... pretty.... something i don't want near me or on me... um, ewwww....

good luck with your troubles. right now i'm trying to rid of a roach prob.
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Re: Spiders vs. conkers (horse chestnuts)

Postby CidErWhiskey on Fri Sep 03, 2010 2:31 pm

SO glad we don't have those mac off cockroaches in the UK. I think they exist here but I don't ever see them thankfully.
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Re: Spiders vs. conkers (horse chestnuts)

Postby straycats on Wed Sep 08, 2010 5:15 am

I hate all bugs, but I hate spiders the most. Cockroaches are fucking evil. When I went to Florida they were everywhere.
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Re: Spiders vs. conkers (horse chestnuts)

Postby HollyGolightly on Thu Sep 09, 2010 8:43 pm

cockroaches are evil and hell to get rid of.
i'd like to move up north where the winter actually gets cold enough to kill off most of the bug population...
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Re: Spiders vs. conkers (horse chestnuts)

Postby LilyBathory on Fri Sep 10, 2010 1:16 am

CidErWhiskey wrote:SO glad we don't have those mac off cockroaches in the UK. I think they exist here but I don't ever see them thankfully.



that's funny, how can that be an american problem? cause I have never ever seen one over here, either. like you, I think they do exist here, but they aren't around, ever. bats are a bigger problem. or mice. fruitflies, or even rats. but cockroaches?

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Re: Spiders vs. conkers (horse chestnuts)

Postby straycats on Mon Sep 13, 2010 8:05 am

Is it something to do with the weather? Maybe it's not hot enought for them here.
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Re: Spiders vs. conkers (horse chestnuts)

Postby namelesswonder on Sat Sep 25, 2010 11:29 pm

^It's definitely a city thing...but more specifically than that, I don't know. I live in the suburbs of Boston. I had never seen one until I went to LA and saw one wandering around on a sidewalk, but I know I've heard of people on the East Coast (even northern east coast like NYC) having cockroaches in their apartments. So it can't just be the weather?
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Re: Spiders vs. conkers (horse chestnuts)

Postby NesNes on Tue Mar 08, 2011 6:31 am

It is probably the weather. The only roach I have ever seen in Europe was in the South of France. And It's definately pretty warm there.
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Re: Spiders vs. conkers (horse chestnuts)

Postby Daisy on Tue Mar 08, 2011 2:17 pm

never seen a roach [i think] spiders yes and they terrify me! i've heard the conker thing before but i don't know if it works. if it's any help- i did have a small spider in the corner of my uni house. there was a mutual understanding between us though- i didn't try and kill it and it didn't bother me [thank god] i then heard about the supposed magical qualities of the conker and one week later- no spider!

i still have some dotted around my room- just in case. and a crocheted one for the lulz :D
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