At the end of the night, you begin your bedtime routine. First a shower, then brush your teeth, go to the bathroom and finally turning off all the lights in the house. As you cozy into bed, the last thing you want to think about is whether or not spiders will crawl on you while you sleep. To put your mind at ease, spiders typically steer clear from humans, even when they are lying in their bed.

The truth is that spiders prefer hidden places away from humans to build their webs and seek their food. A spider’s skittish tendencies mean that they are unlikely to approach a human, even when asleep. Although you are asleep and not moving as much, your body still makes noises such as breathing and snoring. Spiders can also sense your pulse rate and would not feel safe to wander around your bed.

On the off chance that a spider does make its way into your bed, you would likely feel if they crawled along your skin. This sensation would be enough to wake you from your slumber. If for some reason, this does not wake you, spiders also only bite when provoked, so they would not look to attack a sleeping person. For these reasons, you can rest easy knowing it is very unlikely a spider would bite you during your sleep.

Even less likely than a bite is that a spider would end up in your mouth while you are sleeping. If you have your mouth open while sleeping, you are likely snoring. The noises and vibrations from the snoring would keep spiders far away. Spiders are very nervous around people, so they would not approach a creature much larger than themselves that is making noise and movements.

Spider Prevention Tips

Now that you can rest assured that spiders are uninterested in interrupting your sleep, you may still want to take steps to keep spiders out of your home in the first place. Some things you can do to prevent spiders in your home is:

  • Seal up any cracks or holes in your home’s exterior or interior walls
  • Take care of any other pest infestations as spiders look for bugs as their prey
  • Keep food in airtight containers
  • Do not leave pets’ food and water bowls out at night and keep extra food in airtight containers
  • Clean frequently and keep your home clutter-free
  • Call a professional to provide preventative treatments to repel spiders

At Target Pest Control, we take your family’s extermination needs very seriously. Our team of professionals are ready to provide a full inspection and create a plan using integrated pest management strategies to ensure your Salinas home is pest-free. We provide a 30 day guarantee on our services and will revisit if pests return. While most spiders are harmless, some bites can cause great harm, so our team is ready to take action to protect your family. If you currently have a spider problem or simply want to put some preventative measures into place, give us a call today for a free quote.