September 22, 2009 10:50 am

Spider Season

I’ve decided recently that I really do like Fall. I always used to say Summer was my favorite season but I’m realizing as years go by that this isn’t true – I can’t handle hot weather, I hate being sweaty, and I don’t have a car with which to drive somewhere to go swimming. Overall, it’s not the best.

Fall, however, Fall I can get behind. It’s still warm-ish, but you can start wearing skirts with boots and maybe a sweater and if you’re really adventurous, you can start busting out your winter mittens and hats for chilly mornings. It’s a lovely mix of the best parts of Summer and Winter.

Except for the spiders. I hate the spiders.

They emerge juuuust as soon as it starts cooling down a bit and they take up residence in the bushes and railings and light fixture around our building’s front door. This makes entering and exiting somewhat problematic, like the other day when I came home and had to call Daniel to let me in the back door because some stupid fat spider built a web across half of the stairs and I didn’t want to chance squeezing by it lest it get stuck to me. *shudder*

Fortunately by the time I left for work the next morning, it had moved (or had been moved by someone) and I didn’t have to leave through the back door.

This isn’t the first time I’ve written about the spiders above our door or how we solved that problem, but that one was kind of an isolated (yet horrifying) specimen. There are smaller ones now but there are more of them and I am afraid they are going to get larger and more bold.


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  • Audrey says:

    Fall’s my favorite season too. For al the things you said and for the beautiful colors show put on by nature. Totally with you on the Spiders. I hate them most when they’re nested above me. I suppose this is worse for you than me (5’6″) but I feel your pain.

  • Erin says:

    Urgh. Spiders. They freak me out too. I don’t mind them so much when they are outdoors spinning their webs and doing their thing, but when they try to come in the house? Oh hell to the no. Death by shoe – or nearest heavy object.

  • Christine says:

    Eeeeeek!!!!! I’m so glad I live on the 12th floor. I get nothing but the occasional fruit fly. My hunnyb, however, lives in a basement suite and within the first 2 weeks of Sept i’ve seen a dozen spiders. And big ones too! *shudder*

    To combat them, we use chestnuts w/ holes poked in them. It’s supposed to keep them away? ^^

  • Victoria says:

    I love summer! And Fall, and spring too! I can even make a case for winter, depending on my mood. Mostly I love nature.

    I usually try to stay north in the summer, and south in the winter (being in the northern hemisphere and all), so summer doesn’t get *too* hot. Especially this year. However, I HATE the bugs that come out after sunset. I haven’t had a spider problem, but I’ve learned about plenty of other critters this summer.

  • Tracy says:

    There are SOOOOo many spiders here, it’s scary. You have to watch where you’re going all the time.

    Summer is still my favorite season ;)