This morning was a pretty ordinary summer morning. Mostly. Kirby's getting over a cold, so he slept in a little longer than normal, but other than that, nothing new. I took a shower like normal, and began blow drying my hair--like normal.
*Cue the rhythmic sound of a hair dryer*
I happened to glance up a bit in the mirror and realized---
I was not alone.
was watching me.
Upon realizing he had been discovered, he tried to make his escape out the back way...
Little did he know that I am trained in the art of arachno-extirpation... My first instinct was to grab the vacuum, but due to the teasing I got from Kirby last time I used that method (I was home alone, and had THREE encounters!! Can you blame me? I kept the vacuum out the rest of the weekend he was gone, just in case...), I opted to try a different approach.
I grabbed the critical ingredients to my special cocktail:
Hairspray... and 409.
I hadn't ever actually used 409 before, but I figured it smells toxic to me, so it has to do something harmful to spiders...
I hit him hard with the 409 first. To my great astonishment, it had very little effect. Exoskeleton, perhaps? It appeared to irritate me more than him! So I used my trusty fallback--hairspray. Not sure exactly if it kills them, or just freezes them, but either way, it immobilizes them.
And rather than clean the job up with the vacuum, I coaxed him onto a piece of paper (a full sheet of paper, mind you... Keeping your distance from such criminal intruders is a necessary safety precaution...) and flushed him down the toilet.
Round and round and round he went.
Better luck next time.