I’m sure you remember the pill bug, or rather, the rolly polly; they are the little bugs you used to play with as a kid by poking them until they rolled up into a little ball. These fun little bugs don’t hold that same appeal to adults, especially since they are considered a pest (sad, I know). Rolly pollies act as cleaners, in a way. They feed on decomposing or dead plant matter as well as waste and mold. Consequently, some people will stick some pill bugs into their pet tarantulas’ cages to act as cage cleaners; the pillbugs then eat the waste, mold, and leftovers in the cage. Because they are living creatures and do need to eat frequently to survive, pill bugs will move onto living plants if they cannot find any other source of decomposing matter.
Out of all the spiders found in the US, the brown recluse spider is probably the last one you want to encounter. The brown recluse’s size is relatively small, most being only 3/8 of an inch long and 3/16 of an inch wide. Also known as fiddler spiders, they are characterized by a unique violin marking on their abdomen. However, not all species of the brown recluse have the markings. Either way, if you see any spider that looks even remotely like this scary critter, I recommend you high tail it out of there and leave that thing alone! You could choose to squish it with a swatter or a thick, sturdy shoe, but I can’t guarantee you that there will be positive results. So what should you do if you see these arachnids crawling around?
Personally, I’m TOTALLY scared of spiders and honestly, even doing this blog and having to look at pictures and stuff totally grossed me out. Even though its scary, I wanted to share effective preventative measures so that spiders stay out of the home.
Thanks for sticking around to read this follow-up post! So, I mentioned yesterday that I would list out some brown recluse spider infestation preventative measures. Since recluse bites are so severe and dangerous, it is essential to protect yourself from them!
This is my intake on the top 5 most annoying pests.
Ants- living with in the wall void areas, they can infest homes by the millions. Pharaoh ants, for example are one of the most impossible pests to get rid of.
Bed Bugs- These pests are known to drain people both physically and emotionally. Bed bugs rapidly reproduce in uncontrollable numbers and can often put people into a state of insomnia. Falling asleep could mean that you can be their next blood meal…
Although silverfish tend to be mild and relatively low-nuisance pests, they can become rather large problems if left alone over time. These fish doppelgangers actually pose no threat to us humans, but are dangerous to our stuff. Due to their preference for starchy foods, silverfish love to munch on anything from glue, paper, and carpet to even hair and dandruff! Can you even imagine what that would be like, to find a silverfish munching on the dandruff in your hair? Yikes. I guess that’s one way to motivate yourself to get rid of dandruff asap! As if their diet wasn’t extensive enough, silverfish also will eat linen, cotton, and even leather or synthetic fibers if they get hungry enough. That means that if you have a silverfish infestation, you can say goodbye to your clothes, books, carpet, and home’s clean appearance.
The weather’s been getting colder and even though most pests are already in hibernation before the winter season begins, other pests may start to find shelter inside your home because of the cold temperatures. So this means that for some pests, just because it’s getting colder, it doesn’t mean that they are inactive inside and around your homes!