I’ve heard that to overcome your fears you should face them. I have a fear of spiders and while I don’t discount the idea that facing my fears is healthy, there is no way I’m going to put myself in a tub of spiders! Instead, I’m choosing to try and find the good that they bring. It’s a short list but it helps.
They eat other insects and since I’m not a fan of insects in general, so that earns them a point. They’re web making skills are stellar. Yeah, that’s really all I’ve got. So I have made an agreement with them; I will respect them in their surroundings (outdoors) if they stay out of mine (indoors). So far I’m holding up my end of the deal but they don’t seem to have gotten the message.