The Midwest is known for many things, including many unsavory rodents and pests. Spiders can be incredibly scary, especially if you’re caught off guard by them, but they have a purpose in the overall ecosystem. Let’s talk about the 5 most common house spiders in the Midwest and what that means for you.
Most Common House Spiders
Depending on where you are located geographically, the most common house spiders may differ. The professionals at Midwestern Termite and Pest Control have the knowledge, experience, and expertise to ensure you and your loved ones are safe and secure. According to spiderid.com, the top five most common house spiders are as follows: wolf spider, brown recluse, common and giant house spider, hobo and widow house spiders. What’s even more important to know when seeing a house spider is whether or not it is venomous. As a general rule of thumb: if you see a spider, just leave it alone.
Are Spiders Dangerous?
There are certain spiders that can be dangerous due to their venom. However, many all-season spiders cause no harm to humans other than assisting with pest infestations. Oftentimes, it is hard to know if a spider is venomous or not. It is important to ask experts like Midwestern Termite & Pest Control to perform a full assessment, evaluation, and create a plan to safeguard your home. The best bet is to play it safer vs. sorry. If you don’t know, just don’t get too close.
What to Do When You See Spiders
If your first reaction is to scream and swat, please don’t do that. Spiders are incredibly valuable for keeping other insects at bay. Should you see one of our furry multi-legged friends in your home, try not to panic and call the professionals at Midwestern Termite and Pest Control. They know the area, the seasonal changes, and what to expect to proactively prevent a spider infestation.