The Cobweb Conundrum

8 Sep

Every Saturday, I roll out of bed and my weekly cleaning of the house commences. Sweeping, mopping, dusting, vacuuming – it varies depending on which rooms we destroyed throughout the course of the week. But there is one thing that is always on my list. Cleaning the cobwebs.

I don’t know where they come from. These little spiders manage to spin hundreds of miniature webs in every nook and cranny of the house in only a week’s time. Sometimes it feels like we live in a haunted house. I’m at my wit’s end trying to find a solution, so I’m wondering if any you have had the same problem and found an answer.

Any tips/tricks are welcome (Are spider’s afraid of guns? We’re fond of those in our house.). But, I am a glass-is-half-full kind of person, so I could look at it this way: Halloween is right around the corner and I won’t have to decorate!

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2 Responses to “The Cobweb Conundrum”

  1. Dad September 9, 2011 at 9:07 am #

    Wow, yall do have some critters. The house went unoccupied for so long, it’s not surprising you have many ‘guests’. I suggest acquiring Ortho’s Home Defense pump spray & doing a good soaking around the outer perimeter of your foundation ~ 6-12″ up, the window sills & doors. Then lightly spray (test first for colorfastness,etc) around nooks & cranny’s, and even the attic. This should reduce the web activity. Remember, arachnids reproduce faster than a female rabbit on Saturday night 😉

    • House to Home September 17, 2011 at 1:20 pm #

      Thanks, Dad. Husband took your advice last week and covered the outside base of the house. We’ll see if the cobwebs decrease!

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