coping with creepy crawlies
July 2, 2012 7:50 AM Subscribe
How do I cope with the fact that there is very likely a large spider running free in my apartment.
posted by HMSSM to Home & Garden (19 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
Last night in a moment of weakness I let a giant wolf spider live. He was on our apartment's porch. Blech. Later I opened the door that leads onto the deck and didn't realize that the screen door was still open. It sat open all night. Practically inviting said spider into a nice warm, dry apartment. Blech. I hate hate hate creepy crawlies. I am so squicked out right now I can barely put my feet on the floor for fear he is going to run across my toes. He's probably about the size of a nickel; young and full of life. I'm also afraid of him biting my 5 month old and/or cats.
Currently our apartment is in a state of adjustment as we reorganize it to babyproof. So many nooks and crannies and places I will be poking around to clean over the next week. I'm petrified I will forget about the spider only to have him run at me when I pick up something to sort.
How do I deal with the fact that he could be ANYWHERE?