Your Friendly Neighborhood Spiders
Many people shudder at the thought of spiders existing inside or outside of their homes. But in reality, some spiders are good to have around. Good spiders will feed on other common indoor pests including cockroaches, earwigs, mosquitoes, flies, and even moths. They are a natural form of pest control that you might have in your house.
Spiders can also kill other spiders, and the winner will ultimately eat the loser. This is an effective way of controlling the spider population as well. Additionally, since spiders are eating these pests, then it lessens the risk of diseases from these other pests transmitting to humans in the house.
Most Common House Spiders
Daddy Longlegs are also known as harvestmen or cellar spiders and are known for their very long and thin legs and their small and compact bodies. Their body is not divided into two distinct parts like you would see with a typical spider. Instead, it is fused and looks as if the body is only one part.
Daddy Longlegs are omnivorous insects and feed on smaller insects including mites, other spiders, and snails. They typically scavenge for their food and are most commonly found in late summer. Maryland actually has over twenty different species of daddy longlegs.
Cobweb spiders are also believed to be beneficial to humans and can often be found in nooks and crannies throughout the home. Like Daddy Longlegs, cobweb spiders also eat mosquitoes, flies, and other small insects and offer pest control for the home.
Controlling Spiders Indoors
To control the spider population in the home or to prevent any spiders from moving in, there are a few things you can do to protect yourself. First, you will want to cut off their food supply; this means getting rid of other insects in and around the home. You should also keep all debris and trash away from the building and get rid of those cardboard boxes you might have piled up in the garage because it is the ideal location for them to turn up.
Finally, you can always seek the advice and services of a trusted pest control company like BugOut. We will walk you through all your pest control options and help you achieve a bug-free home.