I signed up for the rewards program with my closest hardware store, Ace. They sent me a birthday present of 2500 reward points on my next purchase. Since the offer was going to expire on the 31st, I stopped by the store and bought some glue traps. You see, there are pack rats in my garage and mice have invaded my RV so I checked on my shed last week. No rodents at all. There were, however, spiders. Brown spiders which could possibly be the poisonous Brown Recluse but then I didn't really get that close to check them out. And after I stomped them there wasn't enough of them left to see if they had the tell-tale violin marking of the Recluse.
Anyway, when I was trying to think of something to buy so that I could get my reward points which, by the way, will get me $5 off at a later date, I decided to buy glue traps to, hopefully, keep the spider population in my shed to a minimum. These glue traps cost $9! There has got to be a cheaper way to control spiders. I suppose giving away the stuff in the shed would work. Then I wouldn't need glue traps. In the past few months I have spent around $40 on bait, traps, poison, repellent and steel wool to block the mouse holes. That's a lot of money to keep my stuff protected.
I guess I need to accept the fact that stuff is not cheap, even if it just sits there, it is still costing me money.