Spiders are actually, for the most part beneficial. They survive by feeding on insects. Oftentimes they are the most important biological control of insect pests in gardens, fields, and homes. However, their presence is a cause of concern to many homeowners and businesses. Many people fear spiders beause of stories or myths. Others object to spiders because of their habit of building webs in and around structures. There are a few spiders whose bite require medical attention, such as the Black Widow and Brown Recluse but most spiders are basically harmless.
When attempting to control spiders in your home, one thing you should understand is that pesticides alone will not be very effective. As with most pest attention must be paid to why they are there. A few easy steps you can take to reduce the population in and around your home are.
- Regularly brush down or vaccum spider webs.
- Remove wood debris, rarely used toys or equipment and other sheltering sites next to the home
- Make sure all screens and doors are sealed properly.