I've never been one to freak out over bugs. I can handle a spider here or a cockroach there, though I really hated how often those cockroaches appeared in our bathroom in Tucson. However, we had a spider infestation on our hands. Our front entryway, and all of our neighbors entryways were covered in cobwebs. I would clean them up and two days later cobwebs were everywhere. We rarely use our front door, but one evening after dark I went out on the porch and there were hundreds of spiders that came out to play. I started spraying them down with hairspray. The internet said it would make it so they couldn't breathe and die. False. That did not work. A neighbor walking by offered her cigarette lighter. This frightened me a little, I mean our porch is made of wood and I had just emptied my hairspray bottle on these guys. This merely burned there webs but did little to kill them. We got a little help from Home Depot and used almost a gallon of bug killer to spray down the front entryway, the garage and the basement. These pictures do not do justice to the magnitude of the situation.
|one of three wasps nests that we found on our exterior windows.|
|even the bushes were covered. the webs showed up better on the green than against the white fence.|