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Turn Into A Modern Day Spider Man With The Truth From U.S. Pest

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“Hey, Look At Me!”-Spider

There aren’t many things that evoke such a harsh reaction as the sight of a spider. Some responses to seeing a spider roaming around your home could (and probably) include: screaming, yelling, profusely swatting at your floor with anything from an old shoe to a frying pan and in extreme cases going so far as to torch the house completely and call it a day. Why are we so terrified at the mere sight of a single spider? Is it really just an irrational fear from our childhood or is there a deeper reason that we’re not aware of? Truth is, there is a reason we’re so afraid of spiders. And no, it’s not because your best friend from elementary school dropped one down your pants when you were seven.

spider on leafBlame It On The D.N.A.

Arachnophobia (the fear of spiders) could very well be a product of human evolution. In the earliest stages of evolution spiders presented themselves as such a threat to humanity that our ancestors had to learn how to avoid them or fall victim to being out of commission for days on end. Seeing as how no one had the time to be bedridden, they learned quickly how to outsmart these eight-legged freaks of nature.

We totally understand why you might think of spiders as freaks. Between their angular legs, darker colors, and unpredictable movements spiders are downright vile to most people. Include the potential consequences of being bitten and you’ve got the perfect recipe for full-blown fear. Spiders aren’t the be-all and end-all of homeownership though.

The Best Home Is A Spider Free Home

We get it. A spider free home is a happy home. Here are a few tips you can use to keep an arachnid from giving you a heart attack next time you go down to the basement.

  • Lady Bugs
  • Essential Oils
  • Keep Things Clean
  • Get A Pet
  • Use Cedar
  • Citrus Peels
  • Chestnuts
  • Tobacco
  • Hedge Apples
  • Borax

However, the absolute best way to keep spiders from entering your home is to enlist the services of one of our experienced Pest Pros. Sign up for a free inspection today!

What To Do When The Movies Get It Wrong

Hollywood hasn’t done much to help with the stereotype that spiders are these evil hellspawn that need to be banished back to the place where they came from. Additionally, we’ve all heard of a friend of a friend of a friend that knows a guy that had to have a limb amputated because he was bitten by a spider.

In reality, spider bites will not cause any lasting harm to your health. As long as you keep the wound clean and treat it accordingly you will be just fine. Although it is to be noted that seniors and younger children are at a higher risk of developing symptoms from a spider bite.

Seek medical attention if you begin to experience the following symptoms:

  • Cramping
  • Weakness
  • Nausea/Vomiting
  • Headaches
  • Difficulty Breathing

spiderThe #truth About Spiders:

Spiders are solitary creatures. They seek quiet, undisturbed locations within your home to set up shop. As a matter of fact, they really have no interest whatsoever in disrupting you or your family.

Bonus #truth: Spiders are incredibly beneficial to have around the house. They love to feast upon disease spreading pests such as mosquitoes, fleas, flies, and cockroaches. Likewise, they also feast upon one another. Arachnids are like gladiators in that sense. They love to test out who should have the bigger ego.

“I must not fear. Fear is the mind-killer…”

Our pest control services are guaranteed to eliminate any of those “nope” bugs you might have lurking around. We will do a thorough inspection and obliterate any fears you may have.

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