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How To Get Rid of Spiders

How To Control Spiders

In the United States, there are a few thousand varieties of spiders and very few of them are dangerous. Fear of spiders is a very common phobia but is really unwarranted. Spiders for the most part are not aggressive, and few have the capability of biting through our skin. They are, in fact, beneficial because they feed on pesky insects such as mosquitoes, flies and ants.

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Most people don't want spiders in their home. But by allowing them to exist, possibly in out of the way locations, you benefit by the reduction of other insects. If you remove the webs, and their creators, from prominent locations but leave the rest, you may achieve a balance through "out of sight, out of mind".

However, if you must eliminate all spiders indoors, vacuuming is simple and effective. If you want to save the spider, place a cup over the spider and slide a piece of paper under the cup and then release the spider in your garden.

We do not recommend spraying for spiders. First of all, the spray is an added expense, requires about the same effort to use as a hand-held vacuum and finally, who needs more chemical poisons sprayed in their home?

Furthermore, spraying outside, around the perimeter of your home has the serious drawback of killing the spiders that will consume the insects that consume your flowers, fruits and vegetables in your garden. Spiders are good for your garden and spraying for them means more insects in your garden. Then to get rid of those insects you'll have to spray another poison. So the best practice is to treat only inside your home, and with zero-toxicity methods such as using a vacuum.

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