Afraid of Spiders? Keep Off the Grass, Please!

Bet you’ll think twice before walking on grass now. Did you know that there is an average of 50,000 spiders per acre in green areas? Wow, that’s really a lot!

If you want to get rid of spiders on your lawn you can: 

  1. Spray insecticides to control the insects on your lawn. 
  2. Mow your lawn regularly.
  3. Remove spider webs frequently.
  4. Clean up your yard. 

You can get rid of the spiders on your lawn but just so you know, spiders are virtually everywhere. There are about 35,000 known species of spiders and they are endemic to every continent except Antartica. While most species live on the ground (terrestrials) or live up in trees (arboreal), some species have a penchant for living in habitats with extreme weather conditions. Take for example the Kauai Cave Wolf Spider, also known as “blind spider” to local residents, a species that lives in caves in a lava flow in the Hawaiian Islands.

While many people are afraid of spiders, it is not necessary to get rid of them, though. Spiders play an important role in our ecosystem as they regularly catch and eat nuisance pests and even disease-carrying insects.