Moving to the Southeastern United States puts one’s senses on high alert. It takes a bit of getting used to having a snake on the driveway, alligators on your bike path, and a whole lot of creepy crawlers.
Out on my porch I am always running off the wasp, and they are quite aggressive insect.
But my biggest worry is getting bit by a spider. Especially, a native Black Widow, which has potent venom, and two fangs to cause extreme pain. Here is a photo I found courtesy of Pixabay.
I have a large plastic bin to store beach chairs and toys, and it is a perfect dark hiding place.
Too many times I have met face to face with all sorts of bitty bugs. To alert my visitors and to remind myself of these quiet intruders I keep a plastic spider hanging overhead.
It works every time.