Anonymous asked in Science & MathematicsZoology · 2 years ago

Should I kill the spider?

So there's a daddy long legs in the corner of the ceiling. It's been there for at least a week, and it doesn't move. Its been frozen like that.

I've left it alone for a while, but now I'm worried it might fall on me at night. It's been a weak, and I read that spiders don't live for very long. Its web is right on top of my pillow in the corner of the ceiling. If it dies, will it fall on me?

I know it's harmless, and I know it's more scared of me than I am of it, but dead spider corpses aren't scared of humans.

Should I kill it? I dont want to wake up with a spider in my face... Or wore, inside my mouth.

5 Answers

  • 2 years ago
    Favorite Answer

    Hasn't bothered you yet, it isn't going to. Your little pet will live at least till the end of the season, and no, they don't fall.

    I have an assortment of spiders, a cob webber in the pantry, 5 house spiders here and there and 3 daddy long leg spiders, and not a one of them a nuisance save for a messy web. Even a little funnel weaver that lived right here on my desk lamp:

    Ol Lady lived behind my water cooler 5 years after saving her from a rain storm:

    Cassi lived her whole life eating bugs in my pantry:

    Can't forget about Wanda, my western black widow that lived in my bathroom:

    No,don't kill the spiders,they are really the good guys.

    What is profound is your spider may turn out to be just a shed skin, like Wanda's. Just missed her molting by a few hours. Her boyfriend is in the web with her too.

    Source(s): Been around spiders 50 years.
  • 2 years ago


  • Rowan
    Lv 7
    2 years ago

    Yeah, I don't think daddy long legs do spin webs, so it may be dead, and as you said, if it isn't, it soon will be. With big spiders, I usually try to catch and release them outside, because I don't like a mess, but otherwise, I just use the vacuum cleaner. However it is said to be bad luck to kill a spider, and I haven't been particularly lucky, but not that unlucky either I guess.

  • 2 years ago

    Kill it but keep the web

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  • Anonymous
    2 years ago

    catch it in a cup and put it outside

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