Spiders are one of the most widely known pests in the world. Their appearance evokes fear and interest in most that come across these eight-legged creatures. Spiders have their benefits but typically, their reputation and appearance outweigh the positives and it’s often why people want to keep them off of their property.
The relationship between humans and spiders is quite interesting and it uncovers why so many people fear them. We gathered interesting facts about spiders to help you better understand spiders and how we interact with them. We also have resources to help you remove spiders from your property.
- Today, it has been recorded that there are over 27,000 species of spiders in the world. Some of these spiders are as small as a pinhead while others have been noted to be as big as a dinner plate!
- In the Dark Ages, spiders were considered a source of contamination. Because of this concern, spiders were originally blamed for the Bubonic Plague but science proved that rats and fleas were the true causes. Although science debunked this myth, the fear passed on from generation to generation, which is one reason why humanities fear of spiders is so primal.
- The most deadly spiders are black widows, funnel web, and brown recluse spiders. The tarantula has weaker venom than the three spiders just listed.
- Spider bites affect everyone different. The amount of venom and the age and size of the person bit will largely depend on how the venom affects that person. Young children and the elderly are most susceptible to complications due to spider venom.
- A female spider can lay up to 3,000 eggs.
- To give you perspective on how strong spider web silk is, for its light weight, spider web silk is stronger and tougher than steel.
Why Spider Control is Necessary
Although spiders have their benefits, there are legitimate reasons why people want spiders removed from their property.
- Almost all spiders carry venom – While a spider’s main purpose for using its venom is to stun its prey, they occasionally bite humans. Brown recluse spiders are notorious for its bite, as well as black widows.
- Spider webs – Another reason why someone would want spiders removed from their property is due to the webs they weave! The webs are harmless to humans but arenâ€™t pleasant to look at, especially if you have multiple spiders on your property.
- Arachnophobia – The fear of spiders is a classified, legitimate phobia that many people suffer from. It can be debilitating and partner with a professional pest control company to control spider infestations on the property puts those who suffer from the condition at ease.
Benefits of Spiders
Spiders are not entirely bad. Spiders hunt for agricultural pests, like aphids, moths, and beetles, which helps property owners reduce the use of chemical pesticides. Spiders have also been known to prey on cockroaches, earwigs, mosquitoes and flies. As great as this sounds, it’s important to check spider webs to see if the spiders on your property are catching your household pests.
But, if you believe the spiders on your property have become more of a nuisance than a benefit, it’s best to call your local professional pest control expert to remove the spider infestation from your property.
How to Get Rid of Spiders
Your local Western Exterminator specialist can remove spiders from your property, in an eco-friendly way. Western’s Integrated Pest Management program uses a combination of common-sense practices and environmentally-sensitive methods to combat pest infestations.
Our in-house entomologists train our pest control specialists with the latest methods and techniques for pest removal and prevention.
For more information on our professional spider control services, contact us online or call us at 888-444-6138.
About Western Exterminator:
Western Exterminator has provided residential and commercial pest control services to California, Nevada, and Arizona since 1921. The company is a proud member of the Rentokil family and strives to provide the same excellence, training and customer service to its customers. Western Exterminator specializes in termite control, bed bug treatment, rodent control and more. For more information on Western Exterminator, visit www.westernexterminator.com.