Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Meet Our Newest Pest

The Wolf Spider:

Habitat: Common household pest in the fall when they are looking for a warm place to overwinter. They are commonly found around doors, windows, house plants, basements, garages, and in almost all terrestrial habitats. They do not spin a web but roam at night to hunt for food. Wolf spiders are often confused with the brown recluse, but they lack the unmistakable violin-shaped marking behind the head. The wolf spider is shy and seeks to run away when disturbed.

Oh. Really. Hmmmmmmmm. Isn't that interesting.

It sure as heck doesn't change that fact that the TWO that we've had in our house in the past week or so are now both DEAD. D.E.A.D. Why? Because they are freakin' HUGE and SCARY LOOKING (the picture above freaks me out just looking at it...shudder!). I mean, really now, where do I post the "WARNING" to these creatures that I have had it...TO HERE (see me reaching HIGH above my head...and I mean HIGH ABOVE MY HEAD) with BUGS of ANY SORT, SIZE, SHAPE, and HAIRINESS, regardless of where they want to winter or how socially benign or plague-like they are. (see me twitching? Chief Inspector Dreyfus has NOTHING on me)

So, the question I have for these UNWELCOMED and UNINVITED pests is this: Do you feel lucky? Because I am BRUTAL and FATAL with one of Super J's shoes. En garde!

AND, especially since tomorrow I am calling the PEST CONTROL PEOPLE! I mean, seriously, enough already. Sheesh.


Shari said...

Hear, hear...death to all spiders that dare enter a house!

Katrina said...

Meanwhile, I'd either escort it outside or try to make a pet of it.

Except the cats would eat it. So then I'd definitely have to take it outside for it's own safety.

That is, by the way, a big spider. :)

Colton Anne said...

Yikes...I thought that was you holding the spider at first! :) I had a wolf spider in my apartment in Columbia once and freaked out!! My sister also had an investation of brown recluses once in the townhouse and then set traps only to find that the eggs were next to the bassinet of my niece!! I am with you and I absolutely hate spiders...any type of them...dangerous or not!! :)

Adrienne said...

YEEEEEEEEEEEEGGHGHHHHHH!!!! oh my holy crap. Oh and you said Chief Inspector Dreyfus in a blog, so now I get to say "Every day, and in every way, you're getting better and better." PLUS, my kids pronounce "monkey" "minkey", which brings joy to my heart. SHUDDER. but the SPIDERS!!!!

Katie said...

I hate Spiders - "Follow the spiders? Why couldn't it be follow the butterflies?"