Scientists have done research to find out why spiders scare humans so much more than most other types of pests and have found that humans are hardwired to fear and loath the way spiders look, their habits, and pretty much everything else about them. From the dark colors, to the spindly legs, to the many sets of eyes, to the habit of eating mates after breeding, spiders inspire terror. Here are some of the other things that we all hate about spiders.
1. Spiders Bite You
Many different types of spiders bite. While most do not actually view humans and our pets as food sources, they will bite if threatened. Since spiders can feel threatened if they are hiding in your bed when you crawl in, are hiding in your clothing when you put it on, or are in any other general area when you reach onto it, spider bites are common even from “non-aggressive” varieties.
2. Some Can Kill or Seriously Hurt You
Spider species such as black widows and brown recluses can destroy body tissues and even kill with a bite. These spiders can both be found in Massachusetts, so don’t be fooled thinking that they live elsewhere! If there are spiders in or around your home that you suspect may be black widows or brown recluse spiders, contact Massachusetts pest control professionals to safely eliminate the infestation before someone is hurt.
3. They Creep in Dark, Uninhabited Areas
Spiders live in the dark, so areas like basements, attics, crawlspaces, and closets make ideal hiding spots for spiders. Unfortunately, these are the areas where it is difficult to see, so your chances of getting bitten while you scrabble for a light switch are somewhat high. Additionally, spiders may build sticky webs and lay eggs, which can contaminate stored items and lead to unsanitary conditions in these areas. Massachusetts pest control professionals can help you to eliminate infestations in these areas.
4. Some Build Sticky Webs
Sticky spider webs can be annoying to walk through and finding spider webs in your home can be unnerving, especially when the spider that made the web is not in residence. While webs can inspire fear and revulsion, they can help Massachusetts pest control professionals to seek out the spider that made the web. This can make it easier to eliminate infestations at the source
5.They Are Difficult to Eliminate
Spiders multiply quickly, so killing a spider may not get rid of an infestation if the spider has already laid eggs in a hidden area. DIY methods may also not be effective at ridding homes of hardier spider varieties. Bain can help with your Massachusetts pest control needs by treating the entire home and eliminating spiders and their eggs. Knowing that your home is spider-free may help you to rest a little easier.
If you see any unwelcomed creepy crawlies around your humble abode, call us today to eliminate the problem.