Many people consider spiders to be a beneficial pest because spiders are carnivorous, and take up residence in your home for the sole purpose of eating insects. Only two species in North America are dangerous to humans:, the black widow and the brown recluse, and both are easily identifiable and rarely nest indoors. However, there are still some situations in which you may wish to consider contacting a pest control professional in order to exterminate spiders currently in your home and prevent any more from coming inside.
You Have Children Or Pets
If you are bit by a black widow or a brown recluse, it's important to seek medical treatment right away. For adults, it's rare to suffer serious complications from a spider bite; fatalities from spider bites in North America are extremely rare. However, children and pets are smaller and children have less-developed immune systems. This increases the severity of the venom's effect on the body; bites are much more dangerous for children than they are for adults. In addition, children and pets are more likely to come into contact with spiders than are adults. If you have children or pets in your home and notice a black widow or a brown recluse spider, it's definitely a good idea to contact a pest control professional to have your home inspected and treated with spider control products in order to keep your loved ones safe.
You're Seeing More Than One Or Two Spiders Per Day
While there are certainly more spiders in your home than the ones you see, seeing only one or two spiders a day is generally not indicative of a problem. Remember that spiders are considered to be beneficial pests; they leave humans alone and will prey on other insects that are more likely to carry disease such as cockroaches. However, if you notice that you have a large spider infestation it means that you also have an insect problem in your home that you may not be seeing; spiders come into your home to find food, so a large amount of spiders in your home means that they are finding an ample supply of food! You'll want to contact a pest control company to inspect your home in order to control the spiders, but you will also want to have the technician inspect your home for any other signs of an insect infestation and have your home treated for them as well.
You Have Arachnophobia
While the majority of spiders are completely harmless to humans, many people suffer from arachnophobia. If you are afraid of spiders, the fact that they eat insects in your home definitely doesn't make up for the anxiety you experience knowing that your home has spiders in it. If you dread the thought of looking into your kitchen cabinets or your closet and finding a spider inside, contact a spider control professional, such as at Godfather's Exterminating, Inc.. The peace of mind will definitely be worth it.