First it was a zillion aphids.
Deployed an army of ladybugs and praying mantis.
Then it was the annual ant invasion in the house. The Engineer got rid of one of their nests. They moved to the deck. Carrying their eggs!
Then it was the wasps. Got rid of one nest. Discovered they are setting up housekeeping in another place.
AND TODAY - a black widow spider discovered by the downstairs slider INSIDE the house. Normally I catch and release spiders but this one will have to wait for The Engineer to get home. It is very aggressive.