Someone asked me if spiders are dangerous. Yes! In one case, a woman jumped out of her car while she was driving because she saw a spider on her shoulder. The car was wrecked. In another case, a woman saw a spider on her rear-view mirror and panicked and ran off the road. She wasn’t hurt but her car was wrecked. In another situation, a spider got loose from a cage on an airplane, forcing the plane to land as soon as possible. I guess they were afraid the spider would kill all the passengers. Then there was a guy who tried to kill a spider with a cigarette lighter at a gas station and ignited a big fire from the gas. And then there was the fellow in Seattle who found a spider in his house and decided to kill it with a lighter and a can of spray paint. He burned his house down. So, spiders are dangerous, wrecking cars, causing emergency plane landings and starting fires.
In reality, spiders don’t sit around every morning discussing how many people they can kill. They simply try to make a living like all of us. The female will build a web, lay an egg sac and gather food. If she is in your house, she will pay rent by helping control cockroaches. She will defend herself and her children, but we do that to. If you have to control spiders, simply scoop them up in a jar and put them outside. If they build webs in areas where you don’t want them to, spray the area with peppermint essential oil. That will repel them.