It’s August, the beginning of spider season. This is the time of year that all spiders come out of hiding to search for a mate in order to produce next spring’s baby spiders.

Over the years we have rented several houses to live in, we once rented a house that was infested with aggressive wolf spiders, they’d even crawl into our beds and bite us. Some of them were HUGE! It was awful and uncomfortable and a little freaky, but the wolf spider bites never amounted to more than red, itchy spots that went away in a few days.

Did you know that if you let harmless spiders -like cupboard spiders or even daddy long legs – live at peace in your home, they will stake a claim on your home and attack any other spiders who try to move in? The current house we’re renting has these kinder spiders in the nooks and crannies and in spider season I’m cleaning up the bodies of large wolf spiders from under the webs.

I used to be afraid of spiders until I moved to this house and began to observe the way the spiders who already lived here were guarding the gates.  Now I’m just intrigued by them.


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