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Today’s Daily Create reminded me of our problem with gnats and wasps— and the little creature that helps us keep them under control— the jumping spiders. And, we don’t have problems with Black Widow spiders if we allow the Daddy LongLegs to share the dark corners of the basement or garage.

Of course— leave spiders be— don’t try to touch them— their bite on you may cause a dangerous reaction.

Still, I am always grateful for the little Jumping Spider’s work at cleaning up the other insect pests.


So many fears of this strange looking creature of so many different colors, shapes and sizes, but most always with eight legs and those strange eyes. Little Miss Muffet told us how to behave, and that thin, spinning, shining silk steadying that falling spider in front of your face does elicit a scream, for sure.

Also around us are wasps and gnats and mosquitoes and other unfriendly creatures we swat at and frantically brush away. However, with just one jumping spider in the window— or outside—all of these creatures become ensnared in the sticky web carefully spun by the friendly spider minding his or her own business while cleaning up all the other pests for us.

Call him Oscar.


Run across the sill
spinning silk just so, spider’s
catch keeps pests away.

Sheri Edwards
041022 101.365.22

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Geeky Gramma ~~
Retired Middle School Language Arts/Media Teacher ~~
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