Along came a spider
With two exceptions — the Brown Recluse and the Black Widow — spiders in Central Illinois are harmless, even beneficial in that they eat other pests. But that doesn’t mean you wish to welcome them into your home with them.
If you have a major spider infestation, there are several ways to deal with it. You can vacuum up spider webs and egg cases and work to seal up openings that allow spiders inside. If many spiders are coming into your home, it’s because there’s plenty of food for them there; keeping out other insects means less prey for spiders. Even the most vigilant housekeeper, however, cannot keep out all spiders. So if you don’t want them in your house, a regular regimen of spraying can get rid of spiders and keep them out.
Did you know?
Fear not: It’s an urban legend that the average person swallows eight spiders in his or her sleep every year.