May 2012

Getting rid of summer spiders

Aside from the heat, these creatures are the bane of my existence.

I love the garden spiders that get rid of pests, but when your home is prone to brown recluses—as most homes in my area are, especially when they’re as old and in need of repair as mine—you know how it feels to want to get rid of spiders ASAP. I’ve been killing them daily and it’s time to do something. It seems that we push off our spider care every year until we absolutely have to do it, but here’s what we do to minimize the poisonous pests.