Well, that’s one little problem solved.
For the last couple of weeks my little security setup has been useless to the point where I was almost on the point of binning it.
The problem was simple – every night my camera in the front garden just showed a spider’s web. Every day I would wipe the web off the lens and every night the little fucker would build a new one. Having built his web the little shit would spend his time crawling around it and each time he did that the camera would start recording.
Come the morning, I would check the night’s recording and all I would get was a solid eight to ten hours of fucking web.
Some of the recordings even showed the spider sucking the life out of an unfortunate wayward moth. Not an edifying sight. I hated that spider. It became personal.
Now I had tried various options like cutting all foliage back and even spraying citrus juice around the camera [which apparently is supposed to be a deterrent] but all to no avail.
The other day I decided on some drastic action. It worked for Saddam Hussein so why wouldn’t it work for me? I liberally doused the whole area with nerve gas. Well, actually it was an industrial sized can of flyspray I brought back from France but what the hell. I doused the whole area and muttered a few incantations against the entire species of spiders.
Far play to Saddam. It worked. Since then the camera has been working perfectly. Not a web in sight. The camera was only tripped on a few occasions by a passing moth. And the postman. And Penny.
Now I just have to find a way of stopping rain and wind.