A spider’s diet consists mainly of other insects. Keeping your outside lights on for an extended period of time will attract flying insects like moths and mosquitoes, and in turn, attract spiders. So be sure to only have them on only when you need them.
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Spiders actually take care of a lot of other pesky insects for us. This is particularly true outdoors. If you can get past the fear of them, and they aren’t infesting your home, it’s best to leave them be. Many people actually capture spiders they find in their home, and release them back into the wild to help prevent other bug infestations.
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