To many, spiders are tiny, alien-like monsters that fill even the strongest of us with dread. Very rarely does one enjoy seeing a spider crawling across the table or the floor while eating breakfast or sitting in front of the TV. However, history will show that spiders have been living inside human-made structures since our earliest beginnings, and houses are as much their natural habitats as they are ours. Still though, unless they start paying rent, you have the final say over who stays and who goes. So the question is: Should spiders go? Here are some of the pros and cons of having spiders in your house.
As menacing as they appear, spiders are actually fairly harmless. Spiders don’t spread nearly as many germs as other pests, since unlike ants and cockroaches that survive on our food, spiders hunt for their own food. And what do they hunt for? The pests that actually cause us harm such as flies and mosquitoes. Spiders are, in fact, less of a pest and more of a pest hunter, and between you and them, you can actually make a great pest control team.
The cons of spiders are more obvious: They’re scary. Nothing sends more shivers down your spine than those little creatures, and no matter how much you try to convince yourself that they are not dangerous, you’d be hard-pressed to hold back a shudder when you see one strutting across your carpet. Also, spiderwebs make it difficult to keep your house clean, and although they are not deadly, they can still give you a painful bite while your asleep.
A Possible Compromise
Wouldn’t it be great if you could live in harmony with spiders? Receiving the best from each other without getting in each other's way? Good news: You can! All you have to do is clear out the cobwebs from your kitchen, living room and dining room, while leaving them alone in places like your laundry room, boiler room and crawl spaces. This will drive them out of the areas you occupy and into the sections of the house where they can hunt for insects in peace. They guard your home from flies and mosquitoes and you don’t have to look at them. It’s a win-win!
As negative of a reputation that spiders have, they’re really not so bad once you get to know them, or at least once you banish them to your basement and attic. With a little effort, you can have a mutually beneficial relationship with the spiders in your house that works for everyone. For more information, or to receive quality pest control services, contact Lethal Pest Solutions today.