What You Need To Know
Every time polls regarding the public’s fears are released, spiders are usually on that list. The fact is, most spiders in Missouri are harmless. In actuality, they are beneficial. Spiders are a tremendous filter for nature, getting rid of pesky insects and flies that we don’t like to see, much less have nearby. The only spider in Missouri that can be considered “dangerous” is the brown recluse spider. All other spiders in Missouri fall under the classification of “house spiders.”
I Think I Have Brown Recluse Spiders, What Do I Do?
Spider management is all about controlling the natural food sources of spiders. These eight-legged creatures can easily pass over areas that have been treated with traditional pest control products. In other words, no matter how often you treat your home, spiders can come and go as they please. However, insects do not have this ability. Spiders eat insects and by controlling populations in, on and around a traditional home environment, spiders quickly learn that their food sources are limited and will prefer not to make residence in that environment. There are many other factors to consider when trying to control spider populations, but controlling food sources is the main factor.