Tuesday, June 17, 2008


I'm not scared of spiders. Or any bugs, really. But when Evan came in and said there was a black widow living in the garbage can, I was concerned. Because if there's one, there are probably more. And they are probably all over in the garage as well as the wood at the side of our house.

This particular spider was living inside the handle of the garbage can, which was manufactured as an open tube, perfect for housing creepy crawlies of all kinds.

Luckily, the bug spray got right in there. Does bug spray kill the eggs in the 3 egg sacs she had around her?


knittinandnoodlin said...


No spiders, thank you, please. Just look at that thing makes my skin crawl.

Just to be safe, you could always set fire to the nasty little egg sacs. And then stomp on them. And spray them with bug spray again.

KA said...


Jen said...

Egg sacks are better than hatched egg sacks.

Christina said...

I have found a hammer is the best black widow killer. It leaves no doubt she's dead.

Alex said...

I'd get rid of the wood pile if I were you. We used to have one at the side of our house, and some rats found it and took up residency.