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Old Sep 15th 2006, 1:09 pm
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I know this might sound silly but is there any insects etc that we need to watch out for in Spain that could be potentially dangerous?
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I know this might sound silly but is there any insects etc that we need to watch out for in Spain that could be potentially dangerous?
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Black Widow spiders, Tarantulas, Scorpions, poisonous snakes to name but a few.

Luckily they are all pretty rare.
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I know this might sound silly but is there any insects etc that we need to watch out for in Spain that could be potentially dangerous?
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Read this could be helpfull, watch out for the hairy caterpillars, you will probably meet them before any of the others.
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Read this could be helpfull, watch out for the hairy caterpillars, you will probably meet them before any of the others.
The worst and most deadly of all in the insect world are a group called the ESTATE AGENTS these little blighters come up from behind and when you are not looking they are capable of emptying your bank account !! and giving you a nasty rash :scared:
To get ride of these nasty little things take a big stick out with you everywhere you go and when you find one hit them hard on the head, they will fly away and pester someone else, this works for me.
this is why you see the Spanish out walking carrying a big stick !!!!
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I was assured by our Spanish neighbour that this little lovely wasn't venomous....and that the venomous ones live in the mountain (our house is at the foot of a mountain ) My husband woke one morning to find it crawling on his pillow.....since then I take a photo of any creepie crawlies and keep them in a small photo album just incase we need to identify one in the future IF we should get bitten. It seemed like a sensible idea....
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I keep getting these little insects that go very fast.

It has lots of legs, thin and brownish. Can be anything from 1cm to 1.5 inches.

I find them on the ceilings alot and sure they are coming from the woodwork.

I have used raid, but worry about the fumes, it so strong.

Does anyone else know what insect I am talking about and what do you do?
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I know this might sound silly but is there any insects etc that we need to watch out for in Spain that could be potentially dangerous?
Thanks
Hello, nice person.

Despite what other postings may say, the chance of anything nasty happening is somewhere between negligible and zero.

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Read this could be helpfull, watch out for the hairy caterpillars, you will probably meet them before any of the others.

Yeah i agree! The processionary caterpillars can be bloody dangerous!!! Especially to pets!!!!
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I keep getting these little insects that go very fast.

It has lots of legs, thin and brownish. Can be anything from 1cm to 1.5 inches.

I find them on the ceilings alot and sure they are coming from the woodwork.

I have used raid, but worry about the fumes, it so strong.

Does anyone else know what insect I am talking about and what do you do?
They are similar to silverfish and quite harmless.
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Hi,
I know this might sound silly but is there any insects etc that we need to watch out for in Spain that could be potentially dangerous?
Thanks
We find the mosquitos bad enough, particularly as there are some that are silent, so you don't know they are in the room. We didn't know about the 13 spot black widow until earlier this week when there was an article in a local paper, apparently they are shy and only likely to attack in defence, and are mostly found in the fields. Plenty of wasps around, but so far not been bothered with them flying round us, they seem to stick to the vegetation.

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They are similar to silverfish and quite harmless.
They may be harmless but they´re not very nice. They used to be just in the bathrooms. Now I find them anywhere and every where.

Anyone know which products are the best to use?
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They may be harmless but they´re not very nice. They used to be just in the bathrooms. Now I find them anywhere and every where.

Anyone know which products are the best to use?
Just be very careful using the sprays, we used to have a tank full of tropical fish, until we sprayed the room for mosquitos, now no mosquitos, but also no fish, they were all dead withing 30 minutes.
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Ive got no animals...just a toddler and a hubby!
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