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Usually a can of Raid or an old shoe is effective at killing spiders, but apparently this particularly large spider demanded death by torch lighter.
However, the plan to eradicate the arachnid from the Redding, Calif., apartment horribly backfired when the lighter caught the spider on fire and then the spider spread the fire in the apartment, causing enough damage to force its human occupants to have to move out.
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By trying to burn the spider to death, the residents caused moderate damage to their apartment unit, Battalion Chief Rob Pitt told the Record Searchlight.
A caregiver to one of the two men who lives in the apartment said the spider was in the upstairs bedroom, and that a torch lighter was used to try to kill it. A torch lighter is similar to a cigarette lighter only it is bigger and shoots out a flame that looks similar to that of a blowtorch.
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The caregiver, Lyndsey Wisegarver, described the pest as a “huge wolf spider.”
Wisegarver said the fire started because...
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