The Jumping Spider Isn't the Only Spider That Jumps in Denton
December 24, 2019
Sometimes real life can be as scary as a horror movie. Imagine the scene. You’re sitting on the couch, watching a movie and eating popcorn. Suddenly, out of the corner of your eye, you see something moving along the wall. It’s a spider, and it’s getting closer... Before you can react, the spider pushes from the wall and jumps… right toward you! Even if you aren’t scared of spiders, having anything jump toward your face can be a frightening experience. How much do you know about jumping spiders and their tendency to get inside Denton homes?
Do Spiders Really Jump?
They do! Jumping spiders earned their name from their tendency to jump. Jumping spiders can jump up to 50 times their own body length. They jump to pounce on prey instead of building webs. They often also jump toward people, though most often they are trying to get away. Thankfully, jumping spiders are more scared of you than you are of them!
Jumping spiders aren’t the only spiders that jump. In fact, most spiders have the ability to jump, they just don’t do so very often. Spiders move using a combination of muscles and blood pressure. By changing the blood pressure in their legs, they can jump incredible distances and heights. Don’t worry, though. You won’t see many spiders, besides the jumping spider, taking to the air very often.
Are Jumping Spiders Dangerous?
Many people are afraid of spiders, especially spiders that have mastered the jump scare. But most spiders aren’t dangerous to humans. Black widow spiders and brown recluse spiders are the most common spiders you need to worry about in Denton. However, even these spiders aren’t aggressive and will try to avoid you as much as you try to avoid them.
Spiders, whether venomous or not, don’t usually bite unless provoked. If they feel threatened, they may try to defend themselves by biting or jumping at you. Your best bet for keeping out of spider confrontations is to keep an eye out for them and avoid crossing paths. The best way to do this is to contact professional pest control services to keep spiders out of your house.
How to Stop Jumping Spiders from Jumping
Even if jumping spiders can’t cause you any harm, they still shouldn’t be in your home. Spiders follow their food. Often, a spider infestation means that you already have other pests living in your home. Adams Exterminating Company can conduct a thorough inspection to determine what pests you have hiding in your basement and attic. We can identify species of spiders and create a custom treatment plan that works for that species and for your situation.
We recommend year-round pest control for spider control. Spiders are happy to live indoors where heaters keep away the winter cold. Once inside, spiders can live any time of year. Therefore, it’s best to set up routine checks and treatments with Adams Exterminating Company. That way, the spiders can stay outside in their home while you go back to enjoying yours--hopefully without the haunting memory of spiders jumping off the walls.