A lot of people who know me know my laissez-faire attitude toward spiders. They play a vital role in keeping other bugs and small vermin at bay, which is just fine by me.

That said, there’s one place I’m a bit more adamant about our relationship … My. Bed.

When I see spiders in the basement, garage, etc., I’m like, hey, Mrs. Spider, thank you for keeping the house bug-free!

When I see a spider in my freakin’ bed, especially after waking up several days in a row with strange bumps all over, well, let’s just say things change really freakin’ fast.

Like, stripped off the bed linens. Put some dried up mint leaves under and around the bed, and yes, even on the mattress itself. Then put new linens on.

On the plus side, my room smells really awesome now!