11 Oct

You have just come up with the most brilliant plan. At first you were devastated on receiving the horrible diagnosis that termites were chewing away at your home, but the more you thought about it, the more you realized you already have an ally living right there within your walls. Instead of evicting those poor spiders you find hiding in corners, why not let them crash at your pad for a little while longer and provide them an all you can eat termite buffet?

Almost any spider will do

With just a smidge of internet research you find out the best spiders for eating termites. Topping the list are the brown recluse and black widow spiders, since they like to live in the same areas. Wait, aren’t those both venomous spiders?

Well, maybe this idea isn’t perfect, but with a little more searching you see that wolf spiders and cobweb spiders, along with a few other harmless varieties, also love some termite hors d’oeuvres. You immediately stop flushing and vacuuming up webs, feeling confident that your termite problems are over.

Pretty soon you realize that there are some added bonuses to allowing the spiders free reign of your domain. First, you are now Green. Your pest control method is all natural and chemical free, and who doesn’t love that? Plus, all those spiderwebs around the house provide even better Halloween decor than you could have come up with on your own. Perfect!

But what is going on with those termites?

Although your spiders are growing fat and enjoying the abundant life, unless you have way more spiders than the average home, your termite population will barely be touched. Yes, spiders do eat termites (along with anything else that wanders into their webs), but not in amounts that will make a dent in your infestation.

Thankfully Admiral Pest has Green options too. With years of experience and organic treatments using botanical oils, you can get rid of the problem and still wear your Green badge with pride.

Want another bad idea?

If you are still not ready to call Admiral Pest Control and aren’t comfortable living in a house full of spiders, you could always bring in a colony of ants. Ants love termites like a fat man loves bacon. They swarm in and devour the colony, especially those delectable termite larvae. All you need to do is figure out where to send the invite for a whole colony of ants to come over for a dinner party.

Of course, then you remember what happened in last week’s blog post, and decide you better just pick up the phone and call Admiral Pest Control after all.

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