We moved into our new house about a year ago, since then I have seen 3-4 very large spiders around the house (one in the bath tub, eek!). About 1/3 of our yard is a wooded ravine with a creek in it, I assume thats the reason I'm seeing spiders bigger than I knew lived around here? I really want to plant some fruit trees, maybe a potted climbing plant on the deck and other potted plants, and generally make our yard lovely, but I am so afraid of those spiders. I am okay with most small spiders, but these are like the size of my palm with their legs extended. Thats just too big for me. I'm getting better, but the first one I saw I had to have my mom come over to kill it!
We got a cat, is there anything else I can do? Only one has been in the house (that I know of - scary thought), but I don't want to be afraid to use my new yard! Please help me!