Why You Shouldn’t Kill Spiders Around Your Home

They are a crucial aspect of any home’s ecosystem.

Spiders are one of the more undesirable insects to have in the home. They are about as welcome as a swarm of bees. When we find spiders in our home, we cannot rest until they have been safely removed. Most of you probably agree with us on this one. Did you know that you are supposed to let these insects live when you see them in your house, though?

Many readers are probably totally unaware of this advice and we are skeptical ourselves. Why on earth would we allow these creepy crawlers to remain present when we can smash them into oblivion? You may not have realized that they are a crucial aspect of any home’s ecosystem.

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A study was conducted, analyzing 50 homes in the state of North Carolina. The study was designed to provide citizens with the necessary background information about the spiders that are present in each home. All of the homes in the study had spiders present. Cellar spiders and cobweb spiders were among the species that were most commonly found. In most instances, homeowners were not subjected to any spider species that are actually considered dangerous.

The average spider is not even looking to cause trouble in your home. In their perfect world, their presence would be completely undetected. The spider does not want to stay in your home for a long period of time, either. And, when they hang out at your house, they engage in all sorts of beneficial activities, such as consuming other pests like mosquitoes.

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The more spiders you have in your home, the fewer mosquitoes you are going to have. It’s a very simple mathematical equation that we can all get behind.

Experts recommend carefully trapping spiders and letting them loose outside if you are someone who absolutely needs to get rid of them as soon as you see them. Those who release them into the wild are missing out on their unexpected benefits, though.