There are more than 35,000 species of spiders worldwide, a few thousand of which are found in the United States alone.

Spiders rarely bite people and in the United States only two groups – the Black Widow and Brown Recluse spider – are considered dangerous. The bite of most spiders has little to no effect on people, while a few others are of minor medical importance.

Spiders can be a particular nuisance in the home. They are attracted to warm, dark small spaces, like wall cracks, corners, air vents, and in the eaves of your home.

Other species prefer to stay closer to the outdoors, weaving their webs in your barn, back yard or near your outside lighting. Most spiders are a nuisance primarily because of their webbing and because many people have an inherent fear of spiders.

Spiders are often beneficial because they eat many types of insects, including those that are pests like ants, cockroaches, flies, mosquitoes and moths.

Call 012/015 808 816 advice on getting rid of spiders or to arrange a visit by a KCS technician.

How to Get Rid of Spiders

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