Love-Hate Relationship with Pests

Love-Hate Relationship with Pests

It’s difficult to imagine, but some people don’t mind finding certain pests in their back yard. In fact, some keen gardeners will actively pursue certain pest populations on their plot. While some people might scream and flee the scene upon spotting a spider or bee, others will be delighted. So why are these people satisfied with pests in their back yard?

It’s true that there can be a love-hate relationship with pests. In today’s article, we’re going to explore just some of the benefits that certain pests can bring to your home. Every insect has a role to play within delicate ecosystems and without them, a devastating chain of events might take place. Nonetheless, you still don’t want the wrong type of pests inside your home. When that happens, be sure to call our friendly Truly Nolen pest control team and we’ll take care of that for you.

Do You Really Want to Find Spiders?

The first pest we’re going to discuss is spiders. Now, we know what you’re thinking. What good could spiders possibly bring? They creep out the majority of people and even feature in horror films. Some spider species have dangerous bites too, so why on earth might you want to find spiders on your property?

First of all, the vast majority of spiders aren’t dangerous. In fact, only a tiny amount of them have dangerous bites, and you’re extremely unlikely to find any of these on your Canada property. In the meantime, they do a pretty good job of controlling the insect population within your home. Spiders feed on smaller, more frustrating insects such as flies, mosquitoes, beetles, and moths.

And, while their webs might be unsightly and obvious signs of a spider’s presence, those webs are also helping to catch more irritating pests. In the wild, spiders are extremely able predators and they help to maintain the numbers of insects that can destroy whole crops.

So, the next time you see a spider, don’t panic. While you may still be unhappy to find one in your home, you’ll at least be able to appreciate the work it’s done in maintaining pest levels inside your home.

Other Beneficial Pests

Another surprisingly beneficial pest is the ladybug. Adult ladybugs are able to consume between 50 and 60 aphids in a day. And, as any keen gardener will tell you, that’s terrific news. Aphids can be incredibly destructive in your garden and they’re a terrible pest to control – ladybugs may just do that for you. As always, too much of a good thing can be a problem and ladybugs will try to work their way inside your home when the temperatures drop.

Need we introduce bees? There are so many different types of bees, but most people are aware that they’re incredible pollinators. Without bees, we wouldn’t have many fruits and flowers, and on top of that, we’d struggle to produce honey. We won’t discuss bees in too much detail, because their benefits are pretty clear and there are numerous campaigns looking to protect their endangered populations.

Truly Nolen Can Control Your Pest Populations

At the end of the day, it doesn’t matter if you have a love-hate or hate-hate relationship with pests. When there are too many of them in your garden or in your home, they need to be properly managed. 

At Truly Nolen, we’ve been removing pests since 1938 and we’ve developed techniques that are safe, reliable and effective. We’ll be able to tell you when pests are doing more harm than good and we’ll be quick to remove them. If you’re even slightly concerned by the number of insects on your property, then give our talented pest control team a call today.