The housekeepers and gardeners of America are doing their best to keep their beloved pets and their precious plants healthy and healthy.
But, unfortunately, some of them aren’t so good at it.
A new report from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention found that housekeeping is often less effective than a veterinarian when it comes to keeping house and garden pests out of your pets’ homes.
It’s true that the most effective way to keep spiders out of the house and the pets that live there is to keep the spider-proofing measures in place.
But that’s not always enough.
“Most spiders, particularly the ones that live in the home, have a strong natural defense system that includes a web of silk that makes it very difficult to capture and remove a spider,” said the report, released today.
So while spiders can be killed with a sharp object or the use of a venomous sting, housekeepers must also take the time to identify the spider that’s causing the problem and to work on the problem.
The report found that only 29% of surveyed homeowners were using the correct spider control measures.
The rest of the time, homeowners are simply not doing enough to keep themselves and their pets safe from spider bites.
For instance, a survey of 2,000 homeowners found that 76% were not following a comprehensive spider prevention plan.
Only 30% of homeowners were following the proper spider-control measures, including: Keeping spiders out during daylight hours to reduce the risk of spider bites during the day.