Yes, personally I think spiders on a whole are icky, and they send a quick shiver up my spine. Only because they are rather ….creepy.
We receive many phone calls during the year about spiders from people who are truly afraid. …
Before I go too far, I need to be clear on two things;
First, some people are allergic to spiders making a spider bite painful and uncomfortable to say the least, and if you get a wet bite from a spider they can be serious.
Second, a lot of media attention has given the spider a bad image, making people truly afraid of spiders. Take the 1958 movie classic Earth vs. The Spider – The description of the move as quoted from the movie jacked. “Teenagers from a rural community and their high school science teacher join forces to battle a giant mutant spider.”
No way – no how is a spider going to get that large, but if one is standing on my nose when I wake up from a nap – It may as well be the size of the Capitol Building!
That being said, spiders are not to be feared
. In Idaho, we really do not have a major infestation of spiders. I have never seen a spider larger than a car annnnnd according to the CDC – zero deaths have occurred in the United States from Spider Bites between the years 1999 and 2013. (CDC, 2015) In my review of the statistics, my findings are that you would win the lottery far before you would die of a spider bite.
In conclusion, I still do not want them in my house. They don’t pay rent or do the dishes – so they gotta go. Our Spring Summer Fall Program will give you year around protection from spiders, earwigs, mice, and much more! Give us a call to get you on the schedule today!
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