Does vacuuming kill spiders? Most arachnophobes hope so. This is a good question and is asked on many different discussion forums across the internet. Given our unhealthy interest in providing great vacuum cleaner information, we thought we’d try to answer!
Does Vacuuming Kill Spiders?
One of the first things a person should know is that it is not illegal or wrong to kill spiders, even with a vacuum, though you might get into a little trouble if you use a handgun or flamethrower. No one is going to report you to the insect police if you do happen to use your vacuum to free your home from these little creatures.
Second, there is nothing wrong with ridding your home of spiders for they are invaders and not invited, house broken guests. Depending upon the variety of spider that does make itself a part of your home décor, they can be a little dangerous to your children and pets. It is best to just get rid of them altogether and put salve on your conscience later.
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The quick answer to the question though is most likely yes. The extermination of spiders by vacuum execution depends upon what type of skin they possess. If their skin is fragile then the spiders will die as they are transported from their corner loft to the dark environment of your vacuum cleaner.
If the transporter (i.e. the vacuum hose) doesn’t do its job thoroughly then the dirt and dust in the vacuum bag will finish off the little creatures via suffocation. A cruel way to go but then nothing is too bad for those creatures who add nothing to your lifestyle, haunt your dreams, and mess up your décor.
There is a possibility that both methods have failed in their extermination duties and the little insects survived their horrendous ordeal. It is recommended that you throw your vacuum bag out right after use so that what is in the bag will stay there and eventually meet its demise.
Don’t feel bad, everything has to die sometime and that includes spiders. A vacuum may be a better end than being food for a predator.