Halloween is a time when many people enjoy having creatures come to their homes in search of treats. But what about unwanted indoor visitors with six or more legs? Here are three types of creatures that might bring a chill to your spine if you find them in your house.
Many people in the world fear spiders. Sure, they might be creepy, but in general, spiders are beneficial because they feed on pest insects both inside and outside the home. One spider that is cause for concern in California is the black widow. Wait, what? Not the brown recluse? Nope. Read the Pest Notes: Brown Recluse and Other Recluse Spiders to find out why the brown recluse is not a spider to be worried about in California.
Centipedes and Millipedes
Millipedes eat organic matter and are mostly found outdoors around decaying plant material. If millipedes become too numerous in the garden, they can become a pest. They don't bite, but some species may exude a defensive liquid that can irritate skin. Learn more by reading the UC IPM Pest Notes: Millipedes and Centipedes.
Now that you know a little more about some of the many-legged crawlers you find around the house, maybe you won't find them to be so creepy the next time you see one.