However, no matter what camp you fall into, it’s very important to always stay open to the facts about these much-reviled creatures – even if you cannot stand them. This is because your hatred for these bugs is probably complete unfounded as spiders do their utmost to keep all insects (including themselves) away from your home.
How Spiders Make Your Home Cozier and Safer
Spiders are a natural part of our ecosystem – even our indoor ecosystems. Matt Bertone, an entomologist from North Carolina State University, conducted research on a whopping 50 homes in his state, and he found that every single home had spiders in it.
His findings revealed that the most common types of spiders in homes are cobweb spiders and cellar spiders, otherwise known as daddy long legs.
Thankfully, these spiders are completely harmless and are actually known to be allies to us. This is because these spiders usually don’t want anything to do with humans – in fact, they do their best to stay hidden away in dark corners and crevices, places where their prey is often found.
Speaking of prey, the ones that most common house spiders like to trap and eat are the ones that we all want to keep as far away from our homes as possible, such as earwigs and roaches. To sweeten the deal even more, they also have a tendency to take care of disease-spreading bugs that are known to bite, like mosquitoes.
Are you starting to warm up a little to these creepy-crawlies now? We really hope so! Therefore, the next time you see one of these little guys scurrying up your wall, don’t scream in horror and squash the poor guy with the closest heaviest object you can find; instead, let him flourish and you can reap the benefits of living with fewer pests.