Like all members of the ecosystem, spiders are important too. Spiders feed on smaller insects, so they help in keeping pests under control naturally. Due to their ability to behave as a natural insect controller, many people suggest that it’s often good to have a spider around. But here’s the catch, spiders are living beings and like all living beings, they too have the instinct of mating. So, that one spider in your house will eventually bring another one, and you’ll soon start seeing a spider boom inside your house. Needless to say, spiders taking over your house is definitely an absolutely terrifying thought.
A spider invasion will lead you to the question. “Why are there spiders in my house?”. Here are a couple of reasons why spiders may have moved in:
Cracks, nooks and corners
Cracks, holes and crevices in your home are a perfect nesting site for spiders. Often, random holes in walls get ignored or overlooked quite easily. The only time you may take notice of an increased volume of cobwebs in your home is during spring cleaning. Spiders find this negligence alluring and live peacefully with you inside your home.
Infrequent pest control
Spiders are in fact, pests that feed on other pests. If you have addressed your pest control issues, now is the time! Smaller pests are good food sources for spiders. If you have pests inside or around your home, you’re involuntarily inviting spiders.
Not cleaning your home regularly will create clutter. Cluttered areas, as they are cozy and dark, are desirable nesting spots for spiders. Additionally, an unmowed lawn, bushes etc. may also invite spiders as they are nesting grounds for certains pests and spiders eat pests.
In most cases, a spider is supposed to flee when they spot danger (read “humans”). But, the contrary can happen too. Let’s consider last year’s Victorian flood incident for example. As thousands of people were forced to evacuate flood prone areas, those who stayed back witnessed cobwebs that covered entire paddocks. Swarms of spiders swept in like waves to find higher ground. Additionally, spiders are also commonly seen during “spider season”, a time during spring in which male spiders are on the lookout for females.
Spiders are silent creepers. Their appearance makes their presence scary, which gets worse if you have kids at home or if you’re arachnophobic (and all of us are at least slightly!). No matter how useful spiders might be for the ecosystem, inside your home, they are trouble. Spiders don’t only appear to be scary, some species of spiders are so toxically venomous that they could potentially kill you. Bites from spiders and toxic venom can lead to pain and swelling, necrosis, pyrexia, pulmonary edema, respiratory distress, hypertension, kidney dysfunction and death. Not a list of things you want! For personal safety, spider control treatment is an absolute necessity.
As a mode of spider control, some people suggest that we merely trap them in a jar and set them free outside. For people with a heart of iron, trapping spiders is a piece of cake. Some may go as far as petting that spider. But for most of us, this is a demanding task, both physically and mentally. A more easier way to get rid of spiders are spider repellers.
Spider repellers come in all shapes and varieties. There are natural spider control products, like cinnamon, tea tree, lavender, rose, eucalyptus, and peppermint essential oils and there are vile products like insecticide sprays. Now, natural spider treatment pest control products deter spiders to some extent. They are not long term solutions, and these natural extracts are often expensive. On the other hand, killing spiders using anti spider products such as insecticides is rather cruel. Not to mention, you’d also be jeopardising your family’s health, as well as releasing toxic products in the environment in the process of getting rid of spiders.