On a Mission to Civilize

Dave on a Mission

Today began innocently enough…

…until I looked outside our front door and saw something white and fuzzy. I went outside to take a closer look, and on my way back in noticed a lovely Daddy Longlegs right over the front door! So of course I ran inside. Once inside, I didn’t want to go back out, so I let Google find the answer for me. As it turns out, this innocent white fuzzy thing, is a spider egg sac. I took a photo from inside the house (you can see it here).

A bit more research made me realize this was a Level One Alert, because of course there are hundreds of baby spiders that will hatch from an egg, but also – where there is one egg, there are more.

Dave made an emergency trip to Home Depot to get something… appropriate… for the spider(s). Of course, we see spiders outside our home all the time, but an egg sac is not welcome!

Before he headed out to spray, he had to take appropriate precautions. For the Pollen. Without a mask, he can only handle about two to three minutes outside before a sneezing fit overtakes him. So the mask was a necessity.

Preparation for Pollen Invasion

Frodo helped by watching from inside.

View from Inside

Tomorrow we will continue the Spider Eradication Mission, as we plan to destroy the egg sacs found all around the base and eves of the house. Yes, sadly, there are MANY.


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