Last Fall. I cleaned a beach home that had been empty for 6 months (snowbird owners). They asked me to get it clean for their arrival back in Florida. "No big deal", I thought. Was I wrong! The entire house was FULL of spiders - mainly daddy longlegs but many other types, too. UGH! I dislike most insects and really dislike spiders and ants. I used a funky old broom I found to smash them up, and then vacuumed up the reminas. The problem was that every time I got one room done - more of the stupid things showed up! Everywhere!!! That night I hate spider nightmares, let me tell you. To make the picture even more clear: I opened one of the five fairly large closets. There must have been 50-75 spiders just in THAT small space!
Then there was the condo I cleaned that had so many ants running around I nearly went nuts. The occupant kept a very messy kitchen (actually, it was gross!) and ants were certainly attracted to it all. Her bathroom was chock full of ants AND spiders! Holy Cow!