Think twice before killing a spider in your home, here's why
Even though most of us feel scary when we look at these creatures, let us tell you, they are not that bad or scary
It probably sounds like a joke when you hear someone say that you should not kill a spider. For instance, your first thought will be that the person is a big fan of animals or they just seem to have some sort of fondness for spiders. But as it turns out, spiders are more valuable to us than the harm we think they might cause.
The reason is simple, spiders are an important part of nature and our indoor ecosystem. We often find them dangerous because we believe most of them will bite. But that is not the case. It has been proven that only about 10 percent of spider bites lead to necrotic skin lesions and these types of bites do not come from the small or long-legged spiders that you may often spot in your homes.
In fact, spiders can help our homes instead of harming them. As reported by Family Handyman, spiders are known to be natural predators and can easily capture the pests that might be lurking in your house. Now, let us make it clear that these pests are not the flies that one usually finds everywhere. Spiders even prey after disease-carrying insects. Spiders are not afraid to get their hands on indoor pests such as cockroaches, mosquitos, earwigs, and even clothing moths.
The more you keep the spiders close to your house, the less number of mosquitoes are expected to fly around your house. Some of the spiders that are often found at homes include cellar spiders (pholcidae, also known as “daddy long-legs”), cobweb spiders (parasteatoda tepidariorioum) and brown reclues (loxosceles reclusa).
It is quite easy to locate them because these spiders usually create their webs where their food source is coming from. They set up their homes in places where you may usually find bugs. So, save yourself the trouble of worrying about bugs and make spiders your tiny best friends who do the job for you. As for the fear, most of us worry that these eight-legged insects will probably attack us but it is as funny as it sounds.
A majority of spiders have venom too weak to cause issues in humans if their fangs can pierce our skin at all. At the same time, as crazy as it sounds, even entomologists themselves can fall prey to arachnophobia. However, once you observe these spiders and see how they work, you will come to realize that there is nothing dreadful about this creatures. If these entomologists can overcome their fear, why can't you?
While you try to take control of your fear, let us also remind you that these spiders have no interest in humans. In fact, they are more scared of us than we are of them. However, if you are still worried about a spider biting you or causing trouble, you can always capture them and relocate them. Rather than thinking about squishing the creature, just open the window and allow it to have a new life.