Spiders in Gardening

Aug 30, 2012

The spider can be your best friend when growing a garden. They can drastically reduce the pest population in the form of mosquitoes, flies, and gnats. Small bugs like to get on garden fruits and veggies, which can be unhealthy. You can use spiders to your advantage by placing them near your garden so they can catch unwanted pests that love to hover around your food plants. If you happen to find a spider in your house, take a glass cup or jar and entrap the arachnid. Slide a piece of paper under the spider to t transfer it outside and near your garden. You don’t have to worry about spiders getting on your plants since they love to hide in corners and places above the ground. They are also entirely carnivorous, so you won’t have to worry about them bothering your plants. If gnats or flies like to hover around your food plants, then try placing a spider you caught in your house around an area that pests are known to frequent. Just leave them anywhere, and they will find a nice place in the corner to spin a web and trap flies and insects at night.

Spiders not only will help your garden, but they will also reduce the mosquito population, which is known for spreading diseases to both humans and domestic pets. If you like to spend time outside your garden, keep some normal house spiders around to help you out. That will also save you the trouble of having to spray mosquito repellant around your garden, which can harm your plants. Spiders are great for the environment, but make sure that the spiders you are saving are not poisonous in any way. Find out which ones are your typical house spiders that are non-threatening. Watch out for spiders with color; they may not necessarily be poisonous, but do some thorough research and find out what the colors mean and what types of spiders are native to your area.

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