Kevin! Congratulations, Kevin! You've won the fabulous prize of...having to continue to put up with me! Let's give Kevin a hand.
Anyhoo, yesterday when I returned from the Winter Olympics (my team took the Bronze, thank you very much!), I decided to take the roof off the dog house, clean it out a little bit, and put some straw in it.
I knew full well that I would not like what I found when I took it apart. I haven't cleaned it out since last fall. You may recall that I'm perpetually stalked by spiders who want to devour me in my sleep. When I opened up the dog house, I found that it is now apparently the official breeding grounds for Black Widows in North America. I squealed, I cursed, I yelled, I spoke a little German (Mein Gott im Himmel!). This was not a good situation for me. Know what made it worse? I went in the house to call 911...just kidding, I just went in to find my phone. And when I came back out, one of the big ones was missing. He's probably living in my hair now or something. Disgusting.
I'm just beside myself even now. I even found one of the baby ones in my kitchen. He was dead, thank goodness.
I really don't want to put pesticide in their dog house, but I have no reason to believe that the little demon spawn spiders won't find their way back to it when I put it back together.
Anybody know of any natural Black Widow repellent or killer?
Years have been shaved off my life. Years.