Spiders are typically tiny pests but they have the ability to cause big panic in people. The other-worldly look of spiders coupled with the fact that some of them are venomous can make them seem like a serious threat. The reality is that most spiders you find in your Salinas home are harmless. However, knowing that most spiders are harmless is not much comfort if you have a general fear of this arachnid. One of the biggest fears that people have concerning spiders is having them crawl on them at night. This thought can make it difficult to sleep soundly.

Do spiders crawl on me at night?

It is possible for spiders to crawl on you at night. Spiders are not looking for humans the bite or bother but they may pass over you while you sleep on their way to find food. In most cases, the spider will harmlessly crawl over you and you will never know that it happened. However, there are some types of spiders that can be dangerous if they feel threatened. If you have a dangerous spider crawl on you at night and you move in your sleep it could feel threatened and bite you. This scenario is unlikely but it is one that haunts many people who fear spiders.

What types of spiders are dangerous?

In Salinas and surrounding areas, the most dangerous types of spiders are the black widow and the brown recluse. Both types of spiders can cause serious harm if they bite you. Neither the black widow nor the brown recluse are considered to be aggressive. However, both will attack if they feel trapped or threatened. If you do not realize one of these spiders is on you or nearby it is possible to inadvertently make the spider feel trapped.

How do I keep spiders out of my house?  

Knowing that most spiders are harmless does not mean that you should be okay with them staying inside your house. The fact that some spiders can pose a threat should be enough to prompt action. The most effective way to keep spiders out of your house is to get the help of a pest control professional. Spiders can find their way into your home through cracks and crevices that are hidden from sight. If you are determined to make sure that no spiders crawl on you at night then regular pest control services are a must. A pest control pro can eradicate any spiders that are currently in your home and spray a protective barrier around your property to keep more spiders from coming in.  

Most spiders are harmless but that does not mean you want them in your house. Maintaining your home to prevent easy access can help prevent some spiders from getting in but small spiders can squeeze through tiny gaps. Add an extra layer of protection against spiders to your home by getting help from the pros at Target Pest Control. Get help keeping spiders out of your home so you can rest easy.