Saturday, March 31, 2012


I have what is called an arachnophobia, a serious fear of spiders. I have been bitten by spiders in the past and had serious reactions to spider bites that has sent me to the emergency room. Spiders just completely creep me out. Spiders and me can not reside in the same household, the little creepy creatures must go! They are small and sneaky, you can't hear them coming and most time you don't even see them. The creatures are among the most deadliest creatures on the planet. The thing about spiders is there are so many of them. It is more common to find a spider in your house than a ant. You can bomb your house and put stuff out to keep them away, but you will always find another spider. Maybe not as many, but you will find a spider creeping down the wall or across the floor that has crawled in through the cracks of a door or an open window.

The funny thing about it is the first time I was bitten by a spider, I was sleeping. I woke up with my eye looking like someone had socked me in the eye and my face was swollen. Ever since then, I sleep further down on the bed, making sure I don't get too close to the wall giving them easy access to me and I always get this creepy itching feeling whenever I first get into bed like something is crawling on me. I am almost afraid of rubbing where it itches, fearing if I rub it and it's a spider it will bite me from the movement.

The second time was recently when I was cleaning the basement rafters and windows. Something what looked like a spider bite, bit me on the back of my leg and hadn't noticed something bit me until I took a shower. It swelled up huge and developed a sore where the bite was. I didn't even realize something had bit me because I was itching all over from cleaning out the rafters and windows. I have allergies to dust, so I assumed I was itching from the dust.

You don't see a picture posted, because it would creep me out to have an image of spider stuck in my head. It would just be self torture.


  1. So it's safe to say you haven't seen any of the Spiderman movies?
    Which is great if it was the 3rd one.
    Because it sucked.

  2. Yeah, I have seen the movies with the kids. It's the real ones that freak me out. lol

  3. I hear you, sister! Just a few months ago I noticed an odd spot on the side of my face. It was dark purple with an irregular border and funny blotchy coloring, and it itched a little. I had no idea how long it was there, because it was in a weird spot and I only saw it if I turned my head just the right way...

    So anyway, I was all freaked out, thinking I had skin cancer. I was surfing the net comparing my odd splotch to all these different skin cancer pics, trying to determine which kind I had.

    Know what it was? A spider bite! I showed it to a nurse and she didn't even hesitate. Good news: no skin cancer. Bad news: spiders in the house. EEK!!! I have a girlfriend who swears by dryer sheets...she says the scent keeps mosquitoes away in the summer if you put them in your pocket, and they keep ants out of your house if you put them in the little crannies the ants crawl in from. Maybe they'll work on spiders too! Just put a dryer sheet on your nightstand, or, heck, sew one into your might work better than inching farther down the bed.

    But, yeah, spiders=creepy. ICK!!!

    Have a fabulous Easter!
    Smiles, Jenn @Misadventures in Motherhood

    1. Yes, they do work, I even put them under my sheets on the bed. Lavender Oil also works. I put a little lavender oil on a cotton ball and throw them under the beds and in the window seals and it is safe for pets and kids too.


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