Saturday, July 14, 2012

Spiders are prolific this year. We put out some July 4th decorations on the deck. Today when I started to put them away, I was shocked to see hordes of granddaddy long legs scrambling from under the ribbon. In just a few days, the red, white and blue ribbons had become infested. Spider webs wrap my plants every night. I don't spray insecticides because they are more dangerous for me than the spiders, I believe. That is why I was glad to find this article in the Augusta Chronicle. http://chronicle.augusta.com/life/home/2012-07-13/ask-bugman-know-you-spray


Now I can safely deal with spiders without worry of getting sick.

3 comments:

DJan said...

I don't have many spiders around here, just slugs and aphids. Some green caterpillars are eating my garden, too. But spiders? No.

Glenda Beall said...

I understand that spiders are good for keeping down the bugs, but we have more than we need. They build huge webs overnight. I am going to have to try to run them off or kill them.
We also have aphids on our plants and often caterpillars appear before I know it eat away on some of my plants.

Glenda C. Beall said...

Recently I've had worse than spiders. Suddenly, overnight, ants appeared in my kitchen. As soon as I found what they came for I removed it and now they seem to be gone.
Just like me, they like cinnamon rolls! Too bad for them. Now both I and the ants are going on a sugar free diet.