“Little Miss Muffet sat on her tuffet, eating her curds and whey; along came a spider, and sat down beside her; and frightened Miss Muffet away.”
“There was an old lady who swallowed a spider that wiggled and jiggled and tickled inside her. She swallowed the spider to catch the fly. I don’t know why she swallowed the fly. Perhaps she’ll die.”
“Step into my parlor”, said the spider to the fly.”
With children’s rhymes like these, it is not a surprise that many people grow up viewing spiders with dread and apprehension.
And then movies like ‘Kingdom of the Spiders’ and ‘Arachnophobia’ only compound the problem.
Fear of Spiders
Spiders can create such fear in some people that there is even a name for it, ‘Arachnophobia’.
It can evoke such things as panic attacks, crying, screaming, severe sweating, respiratory distress and even heart trouble! Luckily most of us are not that afraid. However, most people have some fears when it comes to spiders.
Ask about our spider pest control service.
Fall Brings out the Spiders!
October seems to bring with it some pretty odd occurrences! Little Witches, Vampires, Ghosts, and Goblins will soon be attacking the porches of many homes! These little pests are easily made happy with just a treat and then they will be on their way.
Wow, is that huge authentic-looking spider web complete with spider part of your holiday spirit? Maybe … then again maybe not! Too bad that these real creepy crawlers are not as easily pacified as the door knocking darlings!
Once a spider finds a place to build a home, he usually stays. The start of fall with the cooler weather brings out the spiders from their summer homes, searching for a mate and a safe winter home! This is spider season! Spiders are beneficial as part of your pest control team, as long as they stay outside!
Brown Recluse – or Not?
There is a spider that has gotten the blame for bites that are underserved. The brown recluse is rarely found in the Washington and Oregon area and if you think the spider that just bit you is a brown recluse, it is probably mistaken identity.
More than likely it was a hobo spider that looks so much like the brown recluse that it takes a microscope to identify the difference and someone that knows the difference!
If you are on the receiving end of a bite, elevate and ice and if it worsens see your physician.
Giant House Spider
Another spider seen often in Washington and Oregon is the giant house spider! The name alone is enough to increase your heart rate.
An adult can have a 4-inch leg span. These spiders are in your house to eat; they will eat insects and even other spiders. They are fast too – thought to be one of the fastest spiders around – traveling 1.75 feet a second!
But do they bite? Only if they are squished against you; like trapped in your clothes or if you press up against one.
Although most spiders are venomous, most not enough to cause any concern for humans! Their venom is used to disable their prey so they can become dinner.
Croach® Spider Pest Control Service
With the new season here, should you find that spiders are a daily sighting, give Croach® a call and spider pest control help will be on the way!
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