Spiders aren’t exactly the most fun roommates. While they certainly can be beneficial to the environment and even occasionally eat other pests, they are still annoying. They might even decide to start a brand-new family right in your house. Before you know it, every nook and cranny around your home is filled with spiderwebs.
Even worse is that spiders are usually invited by their other pest friends. Unlike many pests, which feed on food, you may have left out or uncovered, spiders actually eat other insects and pests. This means that if you are seeing a lot of spiders, it could mean you have lots of other pest issues you might not know about.
Some spiders common to the Detroit area, like the brown recluse or black widow, can inflict horrible pain and, if you are in a weakened condition, even cause death. With this is mind, you might want to rethink what you are doing for spiders in your house.
These spiders don’t hunt you down and attack. Most brown recluse or black widow spider bites take place when you put on clothing or shoes, where these spiders like to hide.
This probably doesn’t make you feel good, but it’s a helpful warning. It’s also helpful to know that if you get bit by a brown recluse or black widow spider, immediately apply ice to the bite then head to the hospital. If you can, have a brave soul in your house capture the spider in a clear container and bring it with you.
More often than not, we at Rove Pest Control identify spiders that are thought to be a brown recluse or black widow, but instead are harmless. Spiders are difficult to identify and a bite mark alone can be almost impossible to determine what kind of pest bit you.
Spiders don’t usually bite, but if you feel you’ve been bitten, be sure to find out if the “bite” mark is actually a bite. A doctor can do a better job identifying bug bites than most people.