5 things to know
Spiders are very useful, even indispensable to our ecosystem. Several studies have proven that spiders are harmless and do not pose a real danger. But, the hatred of spiders and especially their web is natural in men. Most often, the first reflex that comes to your head if you come across a spider is to crush it. But is this the right behavior? But why want to kill these species at all costs. Here are the things you should know about spiders.
Spider: Insect hunter and mites in your home
Spiders play an indelible role in hunting insects and mites in your home. Contrary to what the majority of men think, the presence of spiders in your home is not necessarily a danger, but rather useful to avoid certain diseases. Indeed, spiders are formidable predators and eat more than 2000 insects a year. Therefore, it gets rid of flies, mosquitoes, fleas, cockroaches or cockroaches. Also, spiders should not be confused with insects. It is a species of the same family of scorpions and mites called arachnids. Insects usually have 6 legs and a body in 3 parts that are the head, thorax and abdomen. However, arachnids have 8 legs and a body in 2 parts namely the cephalothorax and abdomen. You should therefore know that spiders prevent you from the invasion of certain insects, including mosquitoes that are vectors of dangerous diseases.
Hantavirus, definition and mode of transmission
Hantavirus is a severe lung syndrome caused by a virus. It is secreted in the urine, feces and saliva of infected animals. Most often these are rodents. When humans come into direct or indirect contact with these secretions, the virus is transmitted to them. Ditto when they are bitten by infected rodents.
However, the virus is not transmitted from human to human, only from animal to human. This type of disease is called zoonoses because they can only be transmitted to humans through an animal. It has been found that domestic animals (apart from the domestic rat) and livestock cannot contract hantavirus so there is every reason to believe that only rodents can carry it.
Symptoms of hantavirus
Being a lung disease, one of the characteristic symptoms of hantavirus is difficulty breathing. At the beginning of the disease, the infected person begins to feel fever, chills, headache and muscle pain.
It is about two weeks after the appearance of the first symptoms that they are usually accompanied by a feeling of shortness of breath. Nevertheless, this last manifestation of the disease can be observed after two days as after six weeks; it depends on the organism of the individual.
Hantavirus can also lead to kidney disease or infection. And although they are rare and very few people are prone to them, there is currently no treatment to combat these ailments. It is therefore better to be careful not to contract them.
Spiders do not bite, but bite
It should first be noted that spiders do not have teeth, but are able to bite you with their chelicerae. Contrary to what people think, spiders do not sting. So you should not be afraid of these beings as dangerous bloodthirsty criminals. Just like bees, spiders only attack humans when they feel attacked. So even if their presence bothers you, don’t rush to hurt them, because they too don’t want any harm from you. The presence of spiders in your home also reveals the cleanliness of your home, as they love healthy environments.
However, don’t let them take control of your home. Since they contribute to biodiversity, it is best to hunt them. As a company specializing in the fight against theinfestation of arachnids or insects, we are in a better position to give you some tips to get intruders away such as: mice, carpenter ants, earwigs, black wasp and bees.
How to repel spiders away from your home?
Admittedly, even if spiders are harmless, it is normal to feel nervous when they roam everywhere inside or outside. When conditions are favorable, spiders can nest near your homes. Indeed, you can at any time be the victim of an invasion of spiders. That is why it is important for you to get rid of these arachnids as soon as possible and with very effective tricks.
Avoid planting large plants
Spiders are always looking for a warm, hidden place to hide. So, if you plant large trees inside your home, you make the conditions favorable for spiders to stay near you. Because large plants require a lot of soil. In order to meet their nutritional needs, they leave their hiding place to obtain food. And when their habitat is not far from you, they can end up inside your home.
Using natural spider repellents
The use of natural spider repellents is a very effective method in the fight against spiders. We find among these natural extracts the oil of horse chestnut. You just put a few drops at the door and at the level of the windows. You can also make bouquets of tomato leaves and lay them the same way. Their smells serve as repellent virtues against spiders.
Use a vacuum cleaner and insecticide
This trick is a very strong way to deal with an invasion. The vacuum cleaner allows you to get rid of not only spiders, but also webs and cocoons. After using the vacuum cleaner, it is necessary to spray the areas where you found spiders with an insecticide containing pyrethrin. From then on, you will be able to live with tranquility and tranquility in your home.
Pushing spiders away from home: the business of a professional
In the fight against spiders, the best solution is to push them away from home, without the need to kill them. The different techniques to get rid of spiders can prove inapplicable or ineffective in case of invasion by a colony of spiders. If you find yourself in such a situation, then call on Exterminateur Montreal. We have the best methods to overcome these critters professionally and quickly while respecting the environment.
In summary, there are several things you should know about spiders, in order to better behave with them. Contact our company to find out more.