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the us or them war


Just so happens that where we live, they grow big, and plentiful.
I can see several sleeping on a bush outside the office window.
I just got the chills! I feel itchy just writing this! Anyways,
I went to retrieve my cb2 package from the patio, and opening
the front door ever so slowly, there he was. Just one of many who
dared to creep much too close to the interior of my house.
Being the wimp that I am, yet not being able to stomach the thought
of allowing 1 more arachnid to live, I went for some household spray.
Too bad I grabbed my 7th Gen botanically based all purpose spray,
which only made him smell like Lemongrass and Thyme. Now, that the
hairy beast is thoroughly drenched in overpriced surface cleaner, he
proceeds to crawl slowly along the door frame and onto the wall near
me. Ahh! He's coming after me! Why don't I have any toxic cleaners when
I need them? Of course I could have smashed it with a shoe but that would
require that I get close to this intruder and even run the risk of it
pouncing on me-I KNOW this is possible, regardless of what my husband says!
Ah ha, Febreze was waiting for me in the back of the cupboard and I grabbed
my newly found weapon and marched back to the creepy creep. I doused him
with some of that fabric softener-scented spray and slammed the door.
It was the door that ultimately killed him but I'm pretty sure that his
vision was clouded by all that spray.
I won, but it was an ugly and smelly battle.


  1. OMG I got the creeps just reading this. There is nothing I hate more than a spider. I don't keep chemical based cleaning products around either.. but hairspray always does the job for me!

  2. OH MY GOODNESS. I'm from Tennessee and we have no spiders that are that large in our area...where does one find such large creepy crawlies? You need to invest in some RAID asap.

  3. That is horrifying. Is it venomous? If so, I wouldn't hesitate to begin chemical warfare. Even if it isn't venomous, it still needs killing...

  4. AHH Gross! I love that you used cleaners to try and kill him! ha I do that too! ;) NEVER a shoe! I might feel him pop or he might race up the shoe at me! Also-I find it funny that we associate bugs w being male! ;)

  5. you are so cute! but yes.. that spider is pretty creepy!

  6. Hilarious! Yesterday I killed a spider with my Lysol all purpose cleaner. I knew those fumes could kill! It did the job and now the spider's disgusting curled up body is left on the corner of my ceiling and I'm too short to reach it. I had to put the spray on stream to even spray him.

    FYI Lysol works great for killing ants too! And germs I'm sure.

  7. haha! i loved the way you told that story:)

  8. *Shuddddder!*
    Good luck dealing with that. Although, lemon fresh spiders might be more enjoyable, they do make spider traps that work quite well. We have a wonderful spidertrapper who goes by Luna Kitty.
    I highly suggest this model of trapper because they are soft and they purr. Plus, getting a cat prevents the horrifying experience of one of those bad boys jumping from the trap.

    Best of luck!

  9. We have a spider (and bugs) killer. No, not the cats. The vacuum - with a VERY LONG hose. Good luck in your war!

  10. Chessnuts. (chesnuts?) anyway, you get them when they fall off the tree, in the spring they are lying around all over the place. Jab them with a fork a couple of times to break through the tough skin and then put a couple in the corners of your house.

    Keep spiders away!

    Good luck!

  11. huu! i'm not even afraid of spiders, but the other morning i awoke and the first thing i saw was a huge hairy spider on the wall... guess they like a sleep over party when the cold spring night struck. i always take a glass and a piece of paper to catch them and throw them out of the window thinking that hopefully they've killed a moth or two during my sleep.

  12. Agh! I hate spiders! I use the vacuum cleaner to suck them up, then I poor dried rice on the floor and hoover that up too. In hope that the rice shoots them! The cylinder on my vacuum cleaner is clear so I just keep on vacuuming the house until I can see they're dead.:D

  13. i hate hate hate soiders. and the house we just bought sat empty for a year so its spider infested. icky.


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