Most people have a strong fear of spiders - the eight-legged creatures that quietly spin webs in the corners of room, between wood slats on your back deck or around the door frame of your shed. But even though these pests are considered predatory, they rarely seek out human prey. In fact, most spiders come in contact with humans only accidentally. Their primary target is insects, or other spiders.
Spiders are the largest class of arachnids and are 7th in species diversity among all other organisms. They also have the most centralized nervous system of all arthropods. There are a wide variety of spiders, ranging from the most widely feared Black Widow to the harmless and helpful Garden Spiders.
With the exception of the House Spider, Domestic House Spider and Hobo Spider, most spiders prefer to make their homes outdoors. Even the House Spider prefers crawl spaces, basements and attics over the general living space of homes.
But for the spiders that do make it indoors, it's important to keep an eye out the ones that can leave a nasty bite. Follow these easy steps to keep spiders
Following these tips will help reduce the number of spiders in and around your home. Of course, your best defense against spider invasions is to get a comprehensive pest control plan. Terminix can help control spider infestations with advanced treatment solutions.
To learn more about the types of spiders, use the list below as a guide to look up each one.
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