We've been living in a renovated basement for several months now and its gotten to the point of all out war with the house spiders. The area is shady and humid perfect for bugs and crawlies, and with the back rooms unfinished and left open the spiders are a constant stream.
We have two varieties, neither poisonous. The wolf spider, a few of which gave been over an inch in body length, and a type of spider I hqve trouble identifying... very long legs, tiny body, and perfersto build cobwebby webs in the ceiling corners. Usually I'm a live and let live guy. I don't enjoy killing a spider, when though I have an intense fear of them, but every day there's a new one of each and the kids sleep on the floor. (Japanese)
Big spiders and small children shall not meet. So when found they are smoshed. Bad carma be damned. And they show up everywhere.
The other night my fiance suprised a big wolf in the bathroom and it scuttled into a crack. The next morning we turned on the shower to warm it up and then found him huddled in a corner out of direct spray, soaking wet andd undoubtedly cursing through his tiny fangs. Then we got in and found a big web spider in the corner.
They do have entertainment value. The place is tiled so the right suprise will sent big spiders flailing cartoon style for lack of traction. Or the shouts of my fiance when she goes after a particularly live spider...
"He's a big one!"
(Sound of shoe) "THWACK!"
"AND HE'S FREAKING FAST!"
THWACK THWACK THWACK THWACK (and on down the hall)
And its not like they aren't useful. Somethings got to eat the two inch roaches that get in because the cat won't have anything to do with them.
All in all I'd to withou it I could. I'm all about spiders, just not where I can see them.