Spiders make me crazy!!

Seriously, the spiders have got to go.  Please understand that I am not a wimpy person.  I am really not afraid of much.  However, spiders unhinge the trapdoor to my craziness.

My sister disposed of the big one on my deck Friday … She had me doubled over with laughter and tears as I watched her do battle.  I was safely peering through the back door window.  She said to heck with our Dad’s theory that it was a “good” spider.  Anything that beastly-looking and close to the house had to go.  She’s no-nonsense that way.

Saturday morning my son saw a big, hairy spider staggering across the family room.  The cats had already played with it, so it wasn’t moving too quickly.  I told my son to keep an eye on it while I got something to whack it with and a pile of paper towels with which to pick it up.

Last night my husband had one visit him while he was on the computer.

This a.m. a hairy, long-legged one was trying to block my path to the kitchen.  I froze.  It froze.  There was no one available to help me.  >:{  No one to save me from being consumed by the spider if I fainted.  I swatted at it with my house shoe, but my own squeal startled me and threw my aim off.  The spider scooted under the basement door, unharmed, chuckling slightly.  Which brings me to my next point … the basement.

For 5 years I have sprayed the perimeter of our home with bug spray.  For 5 years I have asked pig farmer to spray the basement.  The basement (picture old, icky cellar) creeps me out.  I know the spiders hold their fall convention down there.  For 5 years pig farmer has passively-aggressively ignored me.

I guess I only have one choice left – hire a contractor to spray for us.

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About Marla Rose

This blog documents country life in central Illinois with lots of pictures, and various other ideas/adventures that come my way. My hope is to make you laugh (or at least smile) and appreciate this life!
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6 Responses to Spiders make me crazy!!

  1. Jessica says:

    I have my Terminex guy Jonathan on speed dial! I told him to fire up the toxic stuff to kill our spiders!!!

  2. I really hate spider season, too. The flowers I planted in early summer died because getting to the hose would have required me to push my way through the plants where the spiders hang out. Ick!

  3. Susan says:

    I feel your pain…..my husband usually tells me that he’s sprayed for those spiders on a day that I wasn’t home…..but I know better! When I called his bluff he told me to call an exterminator…..so I told him I did and it was going to cost 3 times the national debt…..yep, he sprayed it himself 3 days ago. Enjoy your blog immensely, Marla!

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