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The Spider Webs of August...

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by geogunn, Aug 21, 2003.

  1. geogunn

    geogunn LawnSite Gold Member
    from TN
    Messages: 3,010

    over the years I have observed that I run into many more spider webs during august than any other month.

    and this year seems even worse, perhaps due to a wet mild summer.

    I can hardly mow a pass through any yard without having to wipe the floating webs out of my face and hair!:eek:

    this morning I went out for the paper and got a face full. after wiping, spitting and finally making it to the mail box, I started back to the house. I ran into the darn things again!

    unfortunately, it is a story that will be repeated many times today.

    perhaps..."what a tangled web we weave...when we....." is an appropriate saying.:)

    GEO
     
  2. imograss

    imograss LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 796

    i feel your pain, on an hourly basis. it gets old after the first one!
     
  3. 1MajorTom

    1MajorTom Former Moderator
    Messages: 6,073

    Uuuugghhh.. I know exactly what you mean. It gives me the creeps when that happens. And you're right. There's a lot of them out now.
     
  4. GreenQuest Lawn

    GreenQuest Lawn LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 822

    Some may be them silk worms, The green catipillar things that hang from the trees.

    I am sick of all the different things that bite. Seems like every day I will squash a bug that is chewing on me that I have never seen before.
     
  5. GLAN

    GLAN Banned
    Messages: 1,647

    Interesting

    I have noticed far less webs and insects of all kinds this year.
     
  6. mower_babe

    mower_babe LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 790

    I think the worst, are biting flies....too fast to swat! And they always come back for more.
     
  7. redbull

    redbull LawnSite Member
    Messages: 182

    Got nailed by one of these -------- on the golf course Sunday - right behind the knee, so every time I took a step the sweat rolled onto the bite
     
  8. Live4Mowin'

    Live4Mowin' LawnSite Member
    Messages: 203

    then when you run through one youre wondering where the spiders gonna bite:(
     
  9. ElephantNest

    ElephantNest LawnSite Bronze Member
    from La.
    Messages: 1,878

    Here, we're blessed with Black Widows, Brown Recluses, many more poisonous ones, and some suckers that are 7" big! Big ole yellow and black scary looking things. Said to feed on the blood of horses. Horse Spiders is the common name, no clue on the real name. Imagine running into a HUGE web and seeing one of those things crawling up the web towards you. I guess if they're not afraid of horses.....AAAARRRRGGGGHHHHH!!!!!!!

    Yup, spiders suck.

    ~Nest
     
  10. Chief

    Chief LawnSite Member
    Messages: 52

    It is a strong sign that Fall is just around the corner. I have the same problem in my area as well. The spiders are fattening up for the Fall and Winter.
     

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