Sunday, August 3, 2008

Latrodectism

So I am currently waging a war in my yard against my nemesis...the black widow spider. For whatever reason, these stupid little pests have hounded Danielle and I since we got married. In our old house we kept getting them to the point where we had to call in a pest control company to spray and kill them every 3 months. Well we moved from that house and in our new house I have found us dealing with the same pests. :( This makes me very upset. I hate those stupid things. They mostly bother me because I worry about either of the boys getting bit by them and getting really sick (hence the name of this post). So now I am stuck. Do I hire a company to come in and spray or do I choose to wage the war myself? I have killed 2 of them already but have seen one more. I tried to kill that one by spraying her with bleach but when she fell off her web she scampered across the rocks and I couldn't step on her. I am assuming there is probably more around my house, I just have not seen them yet. So we'll see what happens, but in the mean time if any of you have some sort of "proven method" in the war against black widows, please share.

4 comments:

Mitch Eiler said...

One word... fire!

Mr. Anderson said...

NAPALM

Skippy said...

Fire and/or napalm would be an excellent method. Perhaps it will eventually come to that.

As an update, I used a bucket tonight in an attempt to try and trap one. It did not trap it, but it did knock it onto the sidewalk so that I was able to kill it with my shoe. That makes 3 now that I have killed.

jenora joy said...

There is a store called the Bug and Weed (I think it's at Gilbert & Southern). It has all sorts of commercial grade solutions for pests. Leit solved our ant problem with something from there and my Dad bought a racoon trap for a stray cat in his neighborhood ...