Spiders Aren't Interested in Biting You
Hello Gardeners, I’m Amanda McNulty with Clemson Extension and Making It Grow. Our house was built in 1880 and although we have indoor plumbing and electricity, not much else has been done to it. Windows and doorways are like super highways for small creatures and we have lots of spiders who live behind crown moldings and baseboards. Some mornings we wake up with itchy spots and have laid the blame on spiders. Actually, who knows! Spiders are in no way interested in biting people – they eat insects. Of the 50,000 spiders identified, only two dozen have medically significant venom. If a spider does bite, it is because it got mashed or rolled on or threatened in some way. I know our spiders are keeping the indoor insect population under control as their waste product blisters the finish on the tables and floors it lands on and is hard to remove.