We’ve had our fair share of rather large, hairy spiders in the house recently. I’m can’t prove this, but I’m pretty certain that somewhere, somehow, there is a vacancy sign on our house. A vacancy sign for spiders. All kinds of spiders.
The thing is, as much as we are accepting of spiders, we draw the line at them in the house us. Beloved doesn’t like the thought of them spinning a web or two on his body, suffocating him. He is positive that given a chance, the spiders will kill us with their webs and then lay eggs on our rotting corpses. (He is lovely for things like that!) I have a fear that they will crawl all over me while I’m sleeping, or worse crawl into my ears. Don’t ask!
So of course after encountering several of them over a short period of time, and not the little hardly see them kind either, well naturally we began to wonder about why we were having so many come for a visit. It had crossed my mind that what we were seeing was generations of them, all related mind you , in the house. I wasn’t thrilled about this, but there is something some what acceptable about them all bring family. And then Beloved pointed out that they weren’t all the same variety of spider and well all hell broke loose.
Multiple types of spiders? In my house? What is next a spider revolution? Oh no, not at all my friends. I had Beloved evict them, send them out of he house and put into the big bad world. We rationalized that at least we weren’t killing them until someone pointed out most spiders that are in the house are adapted to that and can’t survive outside. So now what were we to do?
I’m not sure what we were supposed to do, but we borrowed a friend’s young daughter. She seemed exceedingly well qualified for evicting spiders. She has a habit of “coloring” them with markers and setting them up in a new place. Lovely pink, blue and yellow spiders, glowing with highlighter colors would be set in her boxes which had green grass and a few twigs.
what happened to the spiders once they were relocated into their new houses I’m not sure, but I like to think what we really did is help the spiders. Think of it as the witness relocation program. First they got a disguise, in this case the lovely colors which also served as their new identity, and then she set them up in a furnished place to live too. And we were missing a few spiders, much to our delight!
Granted it doesn’t explain how they are coming in and setting up shop, but we are sure that our new eviction technique may help hold them at bay. That is unless the spiders really want to have a new identity, a make over and a new place to live. Mid word gets out about this and this is what they want we may have taken things and spun me into something worse for ourselves!