Written by a Florida girl, the spiders here are the largest creatures I have ever had to deal with in my life. Not only do they have about a four inch leg span, they are hairy, they are fast, and they leave a nasty bite.
It is October now and our brief flirtation with summer is over. It is typical Belgium again. Rainy. Cold.
Spiders are common sense creatures they don't like the weather of Belgium and they want in.
We first started seeing them in the garage, which makes sense because they can sneak in through the garage door.
|Thanks to www.gardensafari.net to help me identify the massive creature living in my kitchen.|
Then I found one on the first level that shares the same level as the garage. Fair enough, we left the door open or something and they decided to make a run for it.
Today they pushed the bar: I saw a five inch spider in my KITCHEN. Stella discovered it first and I did what any responsible parent would do. I ushered the children out and started crying and screaming.
I found my meanest looking boots, put them on and stomped with the all the rage and fury I have. As I was stomping I was screaming, "You. Are. Not. Supposed. To. Be. Here." Now I have a muddy, furry, gooey mess on my kitchen carpet that still scares me.
The worse part of all of this: no spider spray. Belgium takes a common sense and not an emotional response to spiders and they do not spray for them. They claim that they are not a life threatening pest. Perhaps not life threatening but emotionally terrifying. If you have a problem they recommend cleaning out your house. No sprays are available and I cannot ship liquids from the U.S.
My solution? Perhaps I should release ravens to eat all the spiders. Any ideas?