So here’s the thing about spiders: I wouldn’t say I have an irrational fear of them, but I definitely once forced a stranger to enter my apartment and kill one for me because I was about to have a panic attack and it was HUGE. I wouldn’t call it an overreaction, but the stranger I made kill it definitely seemed a little judgmental, so whatever.
Anyway, my point is that spiders are terrible creatures and honestly, in my opinion, there’s no way to handle them that’s too extreme. Sometimes you just gotta do what you gotta do.
Take this dude from Tucson, Arizona, who almost burned his mobile home down while trying to deal with a nest of spiders. Like I said, nothing is too extreme.
Okay, so setting his house on fire wasn’t exactly his intention (though if it were, I totally wouldn’t blame him). Apparently he’d been trying to get rid of the spiders with a blowtorch, as one does, when the home accidentally went up in flames.
According to local news station KVOA, it took 23 minutes to put out the fire. Apparently the Tucson Fire Department is still investigating the cause of the fire, which seems a little useless considering the only logical answer was that the dude just wanted to watch those eight-legged freaks go down in flames.
Look, I’m not advocating for anyone to burn their house down to deal with a rogue spider, but I’m just saying that it’s a natural, biological reaction to want to burn those fuckers to the ground.