Sunday, October 28, 2012

Disconcerting Find

Grant spotted this outside our window and asked what kind of bug it was.  I went outside and saw the red hourglass on the spider's belly.  Yech!  (If you click on the picture, you can see it better.)  About a week later we found a huge black widow trying to climb out of our fire pit when we had lit it.  Nate had just put the wood in without his gloves on and was thankful he didn't get bitten.  Then we moved a storage chest that came with the house out to the curb for the garbage man to pick up.  When we moved it, we found about 8 black widows and a bunch of egg sacs living under it.  Since then, we haven't seen any more.  Hopefully, getting rid of the old wood and the storage unit took care of their favorite hiding spots and we won't seem them any more!  I know there are a lot of black widows in this area, so I'm a lot more vigilant these days.

1 comment:

Crystie Demirovic said...

Okay, that's a lot of Black Widows! I'd be freaking out! :-O We haven't seen any here yet, but theoretically, they're out here too. I feel good about us having an extermination service. It does seem to make a big difference out here. Unless they're sprinkling dead bugs around after spraying. ;-) LOL!