Ok, so I live in the country. Always have and hopefully always will, but I hate having creepy crawlies in the house that are dangerous to my family. The other day I grabbed a diaper for the baby and what do I see in my pile of diapers that I just folded and put away minutes before?? A HUGE brown recluse. We had a bunch of them earlier in the spring, but they went back to their usual hidey holes when I stopped moving furniture to do my spring cleaning. I guess this big guy didn’t get that memo.
And then suddenly today these flies show up. The word “fly” is not adequate for these abominations - they look like a regular housefly on steroids! Seriously, they’re almost an inch long, they are hairy and they have white stripes on them, and they’re all over our windows. By all over, I mean there are about 4 per window - multiply that by five windows and that’s a lot of big hairy flies buzzing around. Thankfully we have a good fly swatter, a cat and dog that enjoy killing bugs, and large healthy population of spiders in our windows so a bunch have been caught and disposed of nicely (one web I saw had three of these monsters in it). However, since they are so big and my nice window spiders are so small, unless it’s a web several spiders have built up (I don’t usually allow that to happen) the web is not strong enough to hold one of these flies. The trash has been taken out, the kitty litter was cleaned last night and will be cleaned again tonight, and I need to clean the ferret litter but it sure isn’t that bad! As far as I know nothing has died and none of the animals are wounded, but we have had mice recently (yea, we don’t have mice all winter, then it gets warm, the grass gets nice and tall, and the field mice come inside) so maybe I just can’t smell it but something is dead. I don’t know, but it’s gross for sure!!!:sad_yes:
ETA: I forgot to add, we had wasps and ladybugs winter over with us, as well as a huge influx of june bugs recently - 3 or 4 every night for a couple weeks would make their way inside somehow - and there’s always the occasional wood roach and ants wandering around so we are definitely used to sharing our living space with creepy crawlies… just not the dangerous kind.