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[Aug. 14th, 2005|11:49 pm]
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There is a spider inside my (rear projection) television. Normally I wouldn't care, but it crawls on the inside of the projection surface and can be quite distracting. I also fear that it may do other damage in there (spinning webs is probably minor, but what if it decides to lay eggs?)

Ideas for getting it out (e.g. encouraging it to get back out) without disassembling the TV, or is that my only hope?
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[User Picture]From: teratic
2005-08-15 08:20 am (UTC)
For whatever reason, my mind leapt right to gassing the sucker. How about sealing up the holes or bagging up the TV and then filling it with CO2 or Nitrogen gas. Setting off a fire extinguisher would work I suppose, but somehow I doubt you'd be into that. Maybe vinegar + baking soda would release enough CO2? Or how about helium? You could rent a cylinder and gas that sucker good. Just don't gas yourself. :)

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[User Picture]From: merichar
2005-08-15 03:10 pm (UTC)
Make Arachnophobia your new favorite movie. Your new pet will add to the viewing experience.
Alternatively, try to suck it out with a vacuum cleaner? blow it out with a can of air? Line the outside of your tv with flies stuck to fly paper and try to lure it out?
Personally, I'd like to see you dress up in a female spider suit and coax it out on the pretense of a happy life together with a web he can call his own and 2.5 arachnids. And a pet flea who brings him his slippers after a long day at the office.
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[User Picture]From: krchicken
2005-08-15 04:48 pm (UTC)
its not distracting. it adds a new element to shows you've seen before *)
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[User Picture]From: muppetaphrodite
2005-08-15 06:13 pm (UTC)
I'd never even really given thought to the possibility of spiders taking roost in our TVs. Kinda disturbing, especially because Seattle is apparently the Eight Legged Capital of the World. You should SEE the spiderwebs out here. It's like Shelob's lair.

Sorry I can't be more help on the extermination subject - although one must wonder how that thing is eating in there. Maybe if you just leave the TV on long enough it'll get too hot for the guy.
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