The Benefits Of Spiders
What Pests Do Spiders Eat?
Not all spiders share the same diet. Some are generalists, meaning they are glad to feed on nearly any animal that gets caught in their webs, while others are specialists that prefer eating specific types of prey. Which pests will be kept in check by the spiders in your home depends on your home’s location and which house spider species are most common in that region.
How Do House Spiders Catch Pests?
The typical household spider, Achaearanea tepidariorum, has exceptionally useful webs that can easily catch and restrain any number of crawling invertebrates. Bugs are highly susceptible to getting caught in these webs, as they usually crawl on the surfaces where spiders are most likely to hunt. If there isn’t much getting caught in a trap, the spider will move to another location that may have better results. This method of testing out new sites for their web allows house spiders to capture food quite efficiently, so think twice before you destroy a spider web in an area with high pest traffic.
Can Pests Fight Off Spiders?
Spiders Aren’t Enough, Get OMNIS Pest Control Now.
Spiders may help keep pest populations under control, but they certainly won’t be enough to prevent an infestation. Get help keeping pests out of your home. Reach out to OMNIS Pest Control today to schedule an inspection.