But do we over-exaggerate or are spiders something to be truly afraid of?
Well, depends on which creepy crawly you face and where.
Seeing an 8-legged monster while taking a bath or the very fact that you may have one under your bed may surely send shivers down your spine.
But it may actually be quite beneficial to have a small bunch of spiders in your garden.
On spiders & gardens
Spiders of Nevada
Their neurotoxic venom isn’t deadly but may cause a serious reaction if you’re allergic. These spiders are great hunters.
They will usually live in dark areas and wood piles in the garden, but you wouldn’t want them in your home.
Although they look menacing, these spiders are completely peaceful and will bite only when afraid for life.
Garden spiders weave their webs in sunny places, which ensures a steady influx of flying insects.
This makes them beneficial for maintaining balance. If your garden provides them with enough food, they may consider living there throughout the year.
Instead, hobo spiders build tunnel-like structures in crevices, such as stone fences and can even be found in basements.
Although they are good hunters, they can also be found in any random place which makes them unwanted.
Their bite isn’t venomous, but it’s for the best to get rid of these, especially if you notice there are more than a couple.
Jumping spiders are extremely fast and reactant to movements and can jump their way towards any threat.
Despite their speed, jumpers are commonly mistaken for black widows, because of their compact small bodies.
Their bite isn’t venomous but may initiate itching and irritation. Jumping spiders hang mostly on your windows while they wait for the next bug to come along.
Black Widow spiders are considered to be most venomous spider species in all of North America – their poison is more potent than one of the prairie rattlesnake.
Mind you, only the females are dangerous to humans.
Nevertheless, black widows are the reason you might want to be going about in your garden with protective clothing and gloves.
To keep black widows at bay, the best thing to do is to keep your garden neat, free from trash, tall grass and shrubs.
Wolf spiders are most commonly brown and big, their legs stretching up to 8 inches. As active hunters, they’ll do your garden much good and will usually occupy ground levels in the garden.
Although they pose no threat and will seldom enter the house, it’s best to keep their population under control.
This can be done by leaving only a couple of grassy areas untreated and untrimmed, filled with heavy debris and rocks.
Preferably, away from the home that is!
So keep your spiders in check, admire them from a distance, and enjoy your gardening!
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