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Not many things are as terrifying to people like spiders. It doesn’t matter if they are big or small, spiders are one of the most feared creatures on the planet. The fear that they elicit from people has earned a place in the book of phobias, known as Arachnophobia or the fear of spiders. There are numerous natural remedies for spiders, as you will learn in this article.
Arachnids are an essential part of the environment and help to keep other pests in check, thus reducing the spread of disease and sickness. They also serve as a critical part of the food chain for other natural predators. Though spiders can be of benefit, they are fear-inducing pests that aren’t welcome inside your home.
Spiders are predators to many pests and may be considered pests themselves, when prevalent in your home, especially for those who have arachnophobia. The misunderstood fear of spiders and their creepy appearance is among a few of the top reasons why spiders are on the most hated list, and reason for some to have them eliminated when they find their way indoors. People take drastic measures such as moving furniture, standing on chairs, or throwing objects at spiders to kill them. One could say that squashing spiders is the most natural way of getting rid of them.
Some of the pests that are on a spider’s menu include earwigs, roaches, flies, mosquitoes, clothes moths, and aphids. We can do without all of these pests, but spiders alone can’t provide enough pest management to keep all of these in check within your house, making them just another pest to add to the list. Natural predators that eat spiders, but are not likely to be found in your home, consist of fish, birds, monkeys, and lizards.
Natural predators that eat spiders and are likely to be found in your home, consist of certain species of wasps, other spiders, and depending on your location, scorpions. That said, you probably wouldn’t want any of these to be residing in your house, leaving you to find other ways of eliminating the threat of a spider infestation. There are many methods of keeping spiders out of your home naturally, but depending on your feelings about killing spiders, you will have to choose your best options.
Some natural remedies for getting rid of spiders without killing them are as follows:
Depending on your outlook, spiders can be beneficial, not only to the environment but around your home as well. They prey on other insects that considered to be pests, but having spiders living in your house is not necessarily ideal. Researching and learning all you can about spiders can help you to keep them out of your home and in their natural habitat, allowing you to protect your family and pets. If you feel that you have a spider infestation, contact Bulwark Exterminating for help.