Friday, September 4, 2009
Sympathy For Miss Muffet
Little Miss Muffet
Little Miss Muffet, Sat on a tuffet, Eating her curds and whey. Along came a spider, Who sat down beside her, And frightened Miss Muffet away!
Until almost two weeks ago, I'm not sure I'd really seen a black widow spider up close. At least not in my house! Until my daughter found a dead one in our bathroom sink. A week later, I found another dead one in the bathroom window sill. (I did not take the picture of the one above!)
The first one, well we just assumed that it had somehow been brought in on someones clothing. A lot of things had been moved out of the goat barn, and that seemed the most logical explanation. But, I'd been painting the bathroom all week when I found the second one, so Wednesday, we fogged the house. I hope that is the end of our spider infestation! Since then, we've spent a lot of time washing everything and vacuuming the floors and furniture. I don't like to use poison, but this time, I thought it was necessary.
Have you ever had black widow spiders in your house?