This afternoon when I went to get the mail, there was an unwelcome guest in my mailbox. A black widow! Eeeek!! It was big and I could clearly see the red hourglass on its abdomen. I ran into the house to get bug spray (and Julianne) and when I returned, it was gone!!!! I got a long stick (very long) and used it to pull out each piece of mail and fling it on the ground. I’m sure my neighbors thought I was crazy.
There, in the back of the mailbox, was the spider. I used the stick to bring it closer to the front and then sprayed it. This thing was covered with bug spray because I wanted to make sure that it was d.e.a.d. I will now be very, very careful when I get the mail each afternoon.