Every home has spiders. I have never seen a home that did not have them. That thing about only being a few feet away from a spider no matter where you are at really seems to be true in my experience. I am not worried about them, I just cannot stand the cobwebs. I’m not talking about big ones, just those tiny ones and the single strands that hit you in the face when in the basement or attic. They get in the corners of other rooms too. We called a West Island exterminator to control our resident spider population.
Yes, spiders are good for getting rid of other insects. I do not mind if they are outside away from any spaces we occupy on a daily basis. We keep our yard nice, and we try to keep our home nice too. I was using the broom to get rid of spider webs on the porches every single day, except in the cold of winter. Inside, I would find small webs at the corner of the wooden stairs, in the basement, in the attic and in corners in other rooms. Every so often I would see a big spider in the basement. I just wanted them to stay outside, so we had to make the inside completely off limits to spiders.
We have our house treated on a routine basis now. We asked for chemicals that would be safe around our children and pets. We wanted the spiders gone so no more webs would need to be vacuumed or broomed away. The spraying also got rid of the ants that would be a problem in the spring. I had no idea how they were getting in. Our house is relatively new, and it should be sealed up pretty tight. I guess they found the tiniest hole to come through.