Are there any ill-effects(direct and indirect) to letting Spiders live in your house?

Any Spider experts here? Do spiders carry any parasites, or diseases that are harmful to humans? Or can they indirectly cause harm because of the dust, dead bugs and germs being collected on their webs? My wife wants me get rid of the spider webs in the house, I let them stay because they catch flies, wasps and other bugs. Should I do some cleaning?

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  1. 1 year ago
    Anonymous

    They’re a net positive. I’m more desensitized than most because the house I grew up in was absolutely teeming in brown recluse. If you can learn to live with that, you can tolerate just about any spider, considering most of the others you’ll find in your home are benign. They help kill pests. What’s not to like?

    >be teenage me
    >gf is visiting
    >lightheartedly nagging me about laundry basket of clothes I haven’t put away
    >basket has been chilling in the basement for weeks
    >I instinctively know
    >she unfolds a pair of shorts
    >frickhuge brown recluse on side opposite her
    >she can’t see it
    >calmly requesting she put it down to avoid her throwing the shorts at me in panic
    You get a sense for these things. I never put shoes on without socks, and I shake the everloving shit out of any clothes that have been near the floor before I wear them.

  2. 1 year ago
    Anonymous

    Let them live because they get rid of mosquitoes, I feel bad whenever I accidentally kill one with my vacuum cleaner

  3. 1 year ago
    Anonymous

    Their old webs gather dust, probably something about allergens

  4. 1 year ago
    Anonymous

    carnivorous bugs are great to have in the house, this includes both spiders and centipedes. just don't live somewhere tropical and you're golden.

    • 1 year ago
      Anonymous

      >just don't live somewhere tropical
      Why? What difference does that make?

  5. 1 year ago
    Anonymous

    >Do spiders carry any parasites, or diseases that are harmful to humans?
    No
    >Or can they indirectly cause harm because of the dust, dead bugs and germs being collected on their webs?
    No
    >Should I do some cleaning?
    Yes, but that doesn’t necessitate getting rid of them. A dusty web is an abandoned one

    • 1 year ago
      Anonymous

      >Yes
      Any specific reason? Also, how do I know which ones are abandoned?

      • 1 year ago
        Anonymous

        >Any specific reason?
        To have a clean house
        >Also, how do I know which ones are abandoned
        if there’s no spider, it’s abandoned

  6. 1 year ago
    Anonymous

    A couple years ago I stopped killing spiders in my house, they were chill and took care of any silverfish. But then because I had a surplus of spiders, I ended up with a bunch of centipedes snacking on the spiders. I do not frick with centipedes so since then I unfortunately do not allow spiders to stick around

    • 1 year ago
      Anonymous

      you just need to introduce some geckos to the house ecosystem, they will take care of any surplus spiders and centipedes

      • 1 year ago
        Anonymous

        And, what takes care of the geckos then?

        • 1 year ago
          Anonymous

          You do anon. You have to pet them and make them feel loved

        • 1 year ago
          Anonymous

          cat

        • 1 year ago
          Anonymous
        • 1 year ago
          Anonymous

          Owls

      • 1 year ago
        Anonymous
    • 1 year ago
      Anonymous

      I took centipedes out of my house and put foam in the door gap so I don't have centipedes anymore. Then I realized I should have kept one as pet so I can unleash it when I leave for a vacation or something. so they can exterminate wienerroaches or something but I never found a wienerroach here so I guess it is fine anyway. I don't bother the spiders but I fear they might not have enough food as I rarely see any bug here. Do baby spiders eat microscopic mites? I can't see anything they could be eating over here. Even the drain flies disappeared since it is too cold now.

  7. 1 year ago
    Anonymous

    If the webs are filled with debris, go ahead and take them down while being careful not to damage the spider. If the occupant is already dead, that’s now prime real estate for a new spider. Normally they’d clean up themselves and throw the old mess on the ground, with many that make a new web daily, but some species intentionally have a messy web as camo or lures.

  8. 1 year ago
    Anonymous

    they bite, and all of them are venomous

    • 1 year ago
      Anonymous

      >all of them are venomous
      All of them? Even jumping spiders?

      • 1 year ago
        Anonymous

        >All of them?
        All of them aside from a select few groups like Uloboridae
        >Even jumping spiders?
        Yes

        • 1 year ago
          Anonymous

          Can jumping spiders use web?

  9. 1 year ago
    Anonymous

    Sometimes they fall on me or my phone when I'm laying in bed. It is kinda spooky.

    • 1 year ago
      Anonymous

      they bite, and all of them are venomous

      Is that it. I am immune to spider venom, so I don't really care about that. Any other problems?

      • 1 year ago
        Anonymous

        How do you know that you are immune to spdier venom?

        • 1 year ago
          Anonymous

          He microdoses it.

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