Thursday, October 15, 2009

How do you KILL a black widow?

So, I am just throwing this out there. How do YOU kill a black widow? I was not thrilled when one of my smart little gymnast pointed out that I had two black widows in my window well. Lucky for me there were "outside" but way to close to my house to get to stay alive. The only problem is that I don't like to kill little spiders the size of a pin head and these spiders were about the size of a quarter and black widows. I told Paul that I had two spiders that I really needed him to kill for me when he got home from work.

Well, he got home checked the bug spray that we had and it said that it did NOT work on black widows. So, the spiders lived another day, and I had a very hard time getting to sleep. Every time I closed my eyes all I could see was this spider and I believe in my head they were getting bigger.

Come the next day I finally came up with a solution. We could suck the spider up with my rainbow vacuum. This way we would be able to drown them in the water and once they were caught we could dump the water making sure they were dead.

It worked not only did we get the two spiders, but also a few white sacks that appeared to be holding lots baby black widows. I am sure there is probably a more common way to get rid of black widows, but for now at least our home safe from a couple of bad spider bites!