Yesterday we had a young window washer from Gwyndows come do the outside and (mostly) inside of the mini-rancho’s windows for a reasonable price. He missed a few spots on some windows, but for the most part, he did a splendid job and we are grateful.
Today, this afternoon, Bugmaster is coming to do the whole place, mostly the baseboards, because we’ve seen a few, little spiders and millipedes. And we don’t like ’em. We figure the scorpions are staying out because they’re desert creatures and it’s in the triple digits. But come the fall and temperatures dropping, they will come inside to get warm, or maybe have a warm place to hibernate. Plus they love spiders. So we need to deny them a food supply by getting rid of bugs! So they’ll go somewhere else.
I’m always afraid that if I kill all the spiders, nobody will catch the rats.
Spiders are candy to scorpions and we don’t want the latter around. Fortunately we’ve not seen any rats.
Of course, I was kidding about having so many spiders that they catch the rats. I don’t know if the scorpions in Texas are poisonous (as in dangerous to humans). So I hope you are safe if they should crawl inside in the winter months.
Thanks for the hope. Some scorpions in Texas, and in the Southwest generally, are poisonous and some did crawl inside last winter. The red ones here are the killers of pets and some people with compromised health. But we get black and brown ones, too. Saw two red ones last fall but this was after the seller left without having sprayed ever, as far as I can tell. They seldom attack unless surprised, and they usually stay away from places without bugs to eat, same as spiders. So we spray to keep that population down, if not eliminated. Bugmaster says they don’t like the smell of their spray, which as I have seen, may not kill them. We wear shoes in the condo and watch our step. But it’s more likely to be a problem in the late fall–early spring. If it becomes a recurring problem, we may sell and buy somewhere else.
Interesting. Good luck.