Spiders generally get a specific reaction. For many people, it’s a feeling of fright, or a desire to stomp on them. It’s a reaction that is often instilled when you are young and comes from a fear of being bitten by these strange looking creatures.
The funny thing is that there are approximately 43,000 types of spiders, very few of these are said to be dangerous, and less than thirty are capable of causing serious injury. In addition, death by spider bite is extremely rare.
It may be time to cut them a little slack and chat to your local pest control company regarding the best way of managing them, as opposed to eliminating them.
The Benefits Of Spiders In Your Home
Spiders create webs that are designed to catch prey. The webs are extremely sticky, preventing the prey from escaping. A spider can then wrap up the prey to eat later or. Of course, some are a little more aggressive and will attack the prey with their venom, paralyzing it and making it easier for the spider to enjoy its meal.
- Spiders eat bugs
Spiders will eat almost any bug that is smaller enough to be caught by the web. The bigger the spider the bigger the bugs it can catch. Favorite treats include flies, mosquitoes, earwigs, and even clothes moths. That’s bugs that can’t attack or annoy you.
- They Kill Each Other
Spiders are solitary creatures. If they come into contact with each other they are likely to fight, to the death. The winner eats the loser.
Some spiders, such as the long-legged cellar spider can even kill black widows!
- Prevent disease spreading
Because spiders eat pests like flies and mosquitoes, these pests are no longer able to bite you. It’s these same pests that are known to carry an array of diseases, some of which can be fatal to humans. By letting the spiders live in your home you’re actually protecting yourself from disease.
You couldn’t ask for a better reason not to dust the corners of your home.
Concerns With Spiders
Despite the benefits, many people are concerned about having spiders living in their home. It’s worth asking your local experts so that you can find out more info about the spiders in your area.
They are beneficial. However, if you have a fear of spiders you may struggle to leave them alone in your house.
You should also note that spiders will generally steer clear of humans, we are much bigger than they are. But, if you disturb them or they feel threatened they may bite.
If this happens you should monitor the bite. Everyone has a different reaction, making it important to monitor any changes in your health and seek medical help if needed.
Spiders are seasonal creatures, you’ll see the most during the spring and summer months. The question is whether you can cope with allowing them in your home, or not.