Uncomfortably soon after mentioning my tolerance of spiders residing in the
BlueTower we had the exterminator over for an insect murder spree. I mentioned
that we recently discovered carpenter ants in our deck, which were actually
accompanied by a few sightings of their airborne counterpart, carpenter bees.
The company that placed our termite traps was dawdling about coming to address
the ants and said they don't deal with bees at all, so an impatient MrsBlue
called the competition. The other guys do handle bees, and were able to send
someone over right away, so hopefully the wooden portions of our house are no
longer being eaten. When he came in to report on his project he explained that
he had sprayed the perimeter of the house for everything, spiders included. So
apologies to any of my eight-legged friends caught in the crossfire here...
hopefully any of you who wanted to be in the house were already safely inside.