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Lol my other half is a big baby when it comes to spiders. Do you see them very often in NZ and are they huge? even if the answer is yes to both questions, what he doesn't know wont hurt him
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See here:

http://britishexpats.com/forum/showt...ghlight=creepy

(with pics from page 2 )
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When we went out in August, never saw one, thank goodness! Maybe because it was winter though?
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They're not that common really. Though the wife did find a fully-grown white tail in the ironing pile last week
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Lol my other half is a big baby when it comes to spiders. Do you see them very often in NZ and are they huge? even if the answer is yes to both questions, what he doesn't know wont hurt him
Still haven't seen anything here that the phone book (or if I can't reach, the vacuum cleaner!) won't deal with...cockroaches on the other hand
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They're not that common really. Though the wife did find a fully-grown white tail in the ironing pile last week
How big is fully grown? The biggest I have seen is about the size of a $2 coin - should I be worried? I don't release the white tails neither, stampety stamp
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About that.
Biggest I've seen had a body about 25mm long.
They always get stomped.
Don't want 'em biting the cats or dog! Or us
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Oh thats ok then.. phew! I thought you were going to say saucer sized
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Originally Posted by claire.cornell View Post
Lol my other half is a big baby when it comes to spiders. Do you see them very often in NZ and are they huge? even if the answer is yes to both questions, what he doesn't know wont hurt him
Hi there Claire,been a year and had 2 whitetails in the house,but they crush just as easy as any other spiders
not that scary really...when are you planning on moving to NZ...we are from your neck of the woods...we are from Tayport...how is bonnie Scotland?...Jacky
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Some of the whitetails are quite large and make a very satisfying splat noise when you stamp on them. We've come across a few in our house.... but nothing to worry yourself about.
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Just a top tip someone told me,White tails are usually found in pairs so if you find one look for its friend.More than often if I find one in the room its buddy isn't too far away-Sorry to all the people that have just killled one and are now wondering where the other one got too!
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Hi there Claire,been a year and had 2 whitetails in the house,but they crush just as easy as any other spiders
not that scary really...when are you planning on moving to NZ...we are from your neck of the woods...we are from Tayport...how is bonnie Scotland?...Jacky
Small world, my other half is from newport! Scotland is pretty much the same as always - Unpleasant weather, full of minks and house prices we can't afford! We can't wait to leave but it wont be until August next year
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Originally Posted by yorkshire girl View Post
Just a top tip someone told me,White tails are usually found in pairs so if you find one look for its friend.More than often if I find one in the room its buddy isn't too far away-Sorry to all the people that have just killled one and are now wondering where the other one got too!
Also white tails feed on other more harmless spiders, so if you get rid of all spiders from your home (as best you can) less chance of getting white tails
also a bit more info on NZ spiders here:
http://www.tepapa.govt.nz/TePapa/Eng...idersWeb/What/
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Spiders are not too bad here, been here 2.5 years and seen two fully grown adult whitetails (the big black version you see in pictures), bit nasty looking (and yes we killed one and sure enough the other turned up soon after) but since then only come across one or two baby ones.

Lots of the daddy long leg type (harmless) in the summer, and what i believe are either wolf or garden spiders, also harmless and leg-it if you go anywhere near them. Other than that its mostly outside the house that i find them to be a pest (orb spiders i believe, though i could be completely wrong) - building webs across my clothes line, but they mostly come out a night and are also harmless. Absolutely nothing like spiders in ozzy so no worries - i HATE HATE HATE spiders but i manage just fine
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Originally Posted by RobClubley View Post
They're not that common really. Though the wife did find a fully-grown white tail in the ironing pile last week
Sorry, what on earth is a white tail, what does it look like and where do you most commonly find them,
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