Remember my first post about the new house? Remember how I mentioned there seemed to be a lot of spiders? I didn't want to spray any type of chemicals in my new house so we opted for another measure. We bought these Black & Decker things that you plug into the wall and they "emit" a high pitch noise that only spiders can hear. It's supposed to run them off. We've got them placed in the TV room, our bedroom and the kitchen.
It seems to be working. I think. Or so I thought. Now, I'm not so sure. I think the spiders may be mocking me.
I went to grab my favorite water bottle to refill it last night. I left it out on the counter to dry out from Tuesday's workout. I had just pulled off the top, which was just leaning on the rim, when I discovered it: there, in my favorite water bottle was a spider! One that had been in it long enough to spin a web. Seriously, these little buggers work quickly! As I started yelling (OK, swearing) the damn thing started crawling up the web as if to attack me. So I drowned the sucker. It was purely a defensive move.
If anyone has any other ideas on how to deal with spiders that don't contain lots of chemicals (although I'm willing to compromise here), I'm eager to hear them.