If you’re afraid of spiders, you’re not alone. Over the past 30 days, there has been a 200% increase in Google searches for advice on getting spiders out of the house, as prime mating season begins across September and October.
During these early autumn months, homeowners are likely to notice more spiders around the house. Our eight-legged friends seek refuge from the rain and falling temperatures, inviting themselves into our homes to reproduce. Although this can be alarming, Barratt Developments Yorkshire East has provided a different outlook on why you should be inviting them in, rather than keeping them out.
- Keep insects at bay
Spiders eat other pesky insects that may also be living in your home, such as flies, moths, and earwigs. You might not see it, but spiders actually do more good than harm, so having them in the corner of your living room isn’t all that bad. By eating other insects, spiders help to keep the population in check, whilst also helping with the spread of diseases.
- It is very rare for spiders to cause us harm
House spiders mostly like to come in and set up a home in the corner of a room. So, if being attacked is your worry, then rest assured – if you don’t hurt them, they won’t hurt you!
- Spiders help your garden
Spiders are great helpers when it comes to gardens and house plants. Rather than relying on pest control or chemicals, make sure to allow spiders to eat the pests organically. Not only will your garden be grateful, but you will also have no man-made ingredients tampering with your garden.
- Spiders are a sign of good luck!
Many cultures believe that allowing a spider roam freely around your home is a sign of good luck and money. In fact, it is claimed that “If you want to live and thrive, let the spider run alive.”
Thankfully, this period normally lasts until the first week of October so try not to worry too much. But if you are particularly anxious about these uninvited autumn guests, there are simple ways to prevent them from coming into your home safely. Spiders love to hide in dark cluttered environments, so avoiding clutter and letting light into your home are a great way to deter spiders.
If you want to go a step further, smells that are known to deter spiders include tea tree, rose, cinnamon, citrus, peppermint, citronella, and lavender. So, spraying your window sills and skirting boards with a mixture of essential oils and water will help keep spiders at bay.
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