Do House Spiders Eat & Help Get Rid of Bed Bugs?
The short answer is no. Most house spiders will not help with a bed bug infestation because they are too small to eat bed bugs. But having spiders would hardly be enough to control an infestation of bed bugs and will leave you with another animal that is considered a pest simply running rampant on your house. Bed bugs hide very well into crevices that are difficult even for predators to reach. Pair that with the quick reproduction, and no natural predator is really able to keep up if you’re trying to get rid of a bed bug infestation for good.
No particular species of spiders are specialized on bed bugs, unfortunately. It’s important to note that not all spiders can hunt bed bugs, as spiders that weave their webs in places where flies may land will generally not catch bed bugs.
If you want to avoid resorting to professional help or toxic solutions for controlling bed bugs, there are ways to prevent it, such as zippered mattress cover or washing your bedding. Washing your bed can eliminate or at least significantly mitigate a bed bug infestation, a great alternative to professional help or toxic solutions.