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Question #8538 posted on 10/09/2004 4:06 a.m.

Dear 100 Hour Board,

I live in Heritage Halls and our apartment has had several huge, ugly, disgusting, and bothersome spiders recently. What can we do about it?

-Bob McBean

A: Dear Bobby Mc-B,

Call Auxiliary Maintenance and complain. The'll come spray for you. Actually, they'll spray for spiders on your behalf. That wouldn't be very nice if they sprayed for you, it being your home and all, now would it?

-CGNU Grad
A: Dear Bob,
I lived in Heritage Halls once, and if your apartment is like mine, you probably have problems with several huge, ugly, disgusting, and bothersome guys as well. In my case they were my roommates. The spiders, fortunately, are easier to deal with. Sweep out the cobwebs you find and keep the place neat so bugs don't come in and spiders don't come in to eat them. And use bug spray. If they still don't go away, maybe you could complain to your RA and have maintenance look to see how they are getting in.