It’s that time of year where the spiders are wanting to come inside to warm up. It’s also a very nerve-racking time for those who suffer from a fear of the 8-legged beings from Dimension-X, like me! I know spiders play a certain role in Mother Nature’s grand scheme, but some days I feel their role is to simply torment the heck out of me. They can sense the fear and don’t even have to crawl around. They just stop, look up, and wait for the reaction. They’re taunting me!
Now, the spiders aren’t as vicious looking and big in Saskatchewan compared to those I used to deal with in Alberta. Nothing makes one uneasy at night like a big, fast spider that looks like it could devour a small dog hiding in the corner down by the baseboard. It’s hiding because the slipper I threw at it missed and now it’s laughing in its hiding place. I think if you listen closely you can hear it giggling. Some people claimed there were poisonous brown recluse spiders which, like all spiders, you don’t want in your house. I DID NOT bother to launch an investigation into their claims especially after I “Googled” brown recluse spiders and their bites. Gross.
As you’ve probably figured out by now, I detest spiders. Last night on TV, the movie Arachnophobia was on and, like a fool, I clicked the “select” button on the remote. It’s kind of like an accident scene. You want to turn away, but just can’t! The movie stars Jeff Daniels, John Goodman and Julian Sands and takes place in a small town where a deadly species of spider starts killing people. Creeeepy. I watched five minutes and didn’t sleep for the the next six hours!
I have no fear of crickets, maple bugs, beetles, centipedes and other creepy crawlies, but spiders are terrible things. So the next few weeks will be interesting as our 8-legged friends feel the need to warm up on our house walls, sinks and bathtubs. I’ve got my spider traps out!