Top 5 Reasons We Fear The Spiders In Tulsa
January 20, 2020
Are you concerned about spiders getting into your home? If so, you are not alone. Spiders cause many people to be uneasy or fearful. Today, we are looking at a few reasons why. We'll also take a look at some ways you can avoid spiders and keep them out of your Tulsa home.
Some people have an irrational fear of spiders. They just can't help it. If you fall into this category, we want you to know that most spiders that get into your home won't harm you. In our Tulsa service area, there are only two types of spiders that are considered dangerous. They are the black widow spider and the brown recluse spider. Black widows don't prefer to live in our homes and will only enter to find food and then go back outside once they're done hunting and feeding. Brown recluse spiders, on the other hand, can grow a significant population in a home but their reclusive nature makes them a low threat at first. If an infestation is caught early and addressed appropriately, you shouldn't have to fear these spiders.
2. Spiders Jump
Some people are fearful of spiders because they jump. All spiders spring to attack their prey. But you can find comfort in the fact that no spider considers you to be prey. If a spider scares you by jumping directly at you, it is only because you scared it first. There is one spider that is actually called a jumping spider. It can jump 50 times its height. But are jumping spiders dangerous to humans? Not really. They don't jump at you to bite you. If they leap in your direction, it is likely just to scare you away. If a jumping spider bites you, you don't have much to worry about. Bites from these spiders are rarely more than a small red welt.
3. Spiders Bite
Some people fear spiders because they bite. A bite from a spider can be painful. A bite can also make you sick. One of the most dangerous spiders in the U.S. is the black widow spider because of its ability to make people sick. But will a black widow bite kill you as some people say? Not likely. Deaths from black widows are rare in America where there is quick access to medical treatment. They can make you feel pretty awful though.
Another bite you may be concerned about is a brown recluse bite. While caution is advisable, you should know that only a small percentage of recluse bites result in a spread of necrosis. If you have your bite checked out by a doctor, you should have nothing to fear.
Some spiders can't bite. They don't have fangs that are able to penetrate human skin. Long-bodied cellar spiders fall into this category. If you see spiders with long legs in your basement, remember that they're just creepy.
4. Spiders Have Venom
We touched on the topic of venom but it is important to understand that spiders have the ability to choose how much venom they will inject and you have the ability to prevent a spider from being so scared that it injects all of its venom by checking for spiders before you put clothing or shoes on.
5. Spiders Are a Warning Sign
Some people fear spiders because they know that, if spiders are getting in, other scary pests could be getting in. Spiders don't chew on wood and make holes to get into your home. They get in through entry points that other pests can use as well.
Residential Pest Control
Though you shouldn't be fearful of spiders, it is nice to not have spiders and other scary pests around. The best way to keep pests out of your Tulsa home is to invest in ongoing residential pest control service. If you need assistance with this, reach out to Dandi Guaranty. We can help.