And you thought I lived alone!! Today I present to you the OTHER members of my family, since you've already met the skunks, fire ants and gophers. Meet Mrs. Black Widow. She's a nighttime visitor who you will rarely see in the light of day.
Sometimes it's scary to think about all the critters you DON'T see!! I spray a couple times a year for these guys, which seems to keep them at bay. One evening I went outside with a flashlight and counted 14 having set up camp on my patio alone. Like the in-laws you really wish would just leave, I was really wishing these guys didn't exist.
I have to say I've never been bitten by one and they do eat a lot of nasty things like flies and mosquitos, so this one who set up housekeeping out front, was allowed to stay, only because she wasn't between me and the sprinkler control I was heading for.