one unfortunate thing about the weather changing from summer to fall is that all the spiders outside think it’s a good idea to move inside. and i don’t do well with bugs, especially the eight legged kind that leave cobwebs around.
last year someone told me about this fruit, know as osage balls (aka – hedgeballs, hedge apples, monkey balls, osage orange, mock oranges, horse apples, brainfruit, and green brain), that you place around your house to naturally help keep spiders away. sign me up! last year my brother’s wife got me three of them that i placed in my basement and they worked like a charm!
you also may have noticed that not only are these balls effective in keeping spiders away, they are also quite attractive.
so, i went a little overboard and bought like forty of them. but i found a home for all of them in and outside of my house. i love them mixed with pumpkins!
and i’m slowly noticing less and less cobwebs. success!
they eventually dry up and look less attractive and green as time progresses. but, at the point, winter has set in and there aren’t many spiders left anyway.
so, i’m curious, have you heard of these? do you use them? do you have the trees that grow these in your area? any other fun uses for these fruits? fill me in!
and have a great weekend!