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Spiders are probably the most feared and hated creatures in the world. Most people’s reactions ranges from mild disgust and uneasiness to paralyzing fear and panic attacks. However, most spiders are not harmful, and can even be beneficial, as they prey on other pests that would otherwise be running rampant in your home. But, if you have an infestation of spiders, or someone in your family is allergic to spider bites, spider control can become very important. If you need spider control, call New York’s spider experts, Private Exterminating, today.
Fear of Spiders: Part of our Evolution
Spiders crawl in through open windows, doors, cracks and crevices to look for food and make their nests inside your home or workplace. While most species of spiders in and around Montreal do not pose a serious health threat, more people have an aversion, and in many cases an actual phobia, of this particular pest over any other. A spider infestation can be troublesome and even frightening for many individuals which may be due in part, to their unsightly appearance and physical similarity to the dangerous scorpion. Recent research conducted at Columbia University indicates that, our fear of spiders – a condition known as “arachnophobia” – is actually rooted in our DNA. According to the study, during the natural evolution of humans on the planet, most of the spiders encountered long ago were venomous and a threat to our survival. Spiders are still intensely disliked today and usually require professional assistance from a pest control expert when they have invaded our home or workplace.
How to get rid of spiders
Unfortunately for arachnophobes, spiders are a very difficult pest to get rid of once they’re in your home. Unlike many other bugs, spiders can’t be killed or kept out of your home by spraying pesticides in your home or at the entrances where they might crawl in. Each spider must be disposed of individually, either by physical contact (swatting it), by spraying it directly with bug spray, or picking it up and carrying it out of your home. This is obviously very inefficient and time-consuming when you are dealing with a large number of spiders in your home.
The most effective form of long term spider control is to make your home less attractive to spiders, and the best way to make your home less attractive to spiders is to remove their food source, which is primarily insects and other creepy crawlies. Sealing up cracks that allow insects into your home, frequent vacuuming and sweeping, and making sure there is no food left out for bugs to eat will all help reduce the number of insects present in your home. Without a food source, the spiders will die off, or leave on their own.
If you are dealing with a spider infestation in your New York home, call the local spider control experts. We will be happy to help consult with you to make your home free from spiders.