Spiders are built-in pest control.  Spiders feed on common pests like roaches, flies, clothes moths, and mosquitoes. Spiders also kill other spiders; when two arachnids meet they often battle it out, with the winner eating the loser. 


Live and Let Live


Now, if you have a spider infestation seek a professional, but one or two spiders isn’t anything to be concerned about.  You can actually use indoor spiders to your advantage. If you happen to spot a spider skittering around your house, keep in mind that they can provide the following advantages:

  1. They eat other pests. Spiders will feed on a number of indoor pests, like earwigs, mosquitoes, flies, roaches, and moths. If you leave indoor spiders alone, they will eat many of the insects in your home.
  2. They eat other spiders. When a spider comes into contact with another spider, all bets are off. This is why spider populations in a house can shift over time, ranging from small to large spiders.
  3. They prevent the spread of disease. Spiders can keep a house healthy by eating household pests that can easily transmit disease and bacteria, including cockroaches, flies, and fleas.

Harmless Household Spiders

List of Spiders that you can safely let live in your home.

  • Jumping spiders
  • Cobweb spiders
  • Wolf spiders
  • Parson spiders
  • Grass spiders

Spiders showing up around your home? It may be worthwhile to consult a professional exterminator to determine if they are harmless and beneficial to your indoor environment. A professional pest control company will be able to recommend if a household spider can be left alone in order to keep small indoor bugs under control as natural form of insect repellent.

If an indoor spider happens to be dangerous, a skilled exterminator will be able to remove nests and prevent venomous spiders from returning. If you have additional questions regarding spiders in your home Swift Pest Control can help determine if you have a friendly spider or a spider you need to remove from your home.  Just give us a call at (405) 887-9438 and schedule a FREE inspection.