Is spider spray dangerous for my health?

So I recently moved to Texas, and as the saying goes “Everything is bigger in Texas,” including spiders. I moved into a house in Kyle in a development that is kind of in the country. I am terrified of spiders, especially the brown recluse, given all the horror stories about their bite and biting people in their sleep. Wolf spiders are a problem in this house, and yesterday, I killed the biggest spider I have ever seen in my life (not sure what it was, but it was terrifying!) in the garage. Prior to all of this, I sprayed the perimeter of the house twice with Ortho Home Defense, and my bedroom at least 5, if not 6 times. (Not all in the same day, but over the coarse of several days). While spraying the small, carpeted room, I had the door closed and no windows open because I didn’t want to let spiders in. I didn’t even give it any thought that I may be breathing it in because my anxiety completely took over. I slept in there for a week then I went on vacation for 3 weeks. When I came back, there were at least 4 or 5 dead little spiders on the carpet. I feel safe that the poison is doing it’s job at killing at least the small spiders, but now I am freaking out that I may have given myself cancer or the risk of cancer because I sprayed so much and didn’t ventilate the room properly, even though I left after spraying. I am a healthy (as far as I know), active 31 year old female. Should I be concerned or how concerned should I be? And is it still safe to sleep in the room because even though I feel a little more protected from the spiders, I’m afraid of breathing in the poison anymore. What should I do? Thank you so much for your help.


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Dr.Honey Arora
11:11 am

Thanks for the query..

This spray generally dries off in 6-8 hours, so as you are not having any symptoms you need not to worry as you will be fine..
But for being safe ventilate your room properly..
DO not worry you seems to be fine..


Dr.Honey Arora
11:41 am

In case if you still have a doubt you can consult an Emergency room and get a blood test and monitoring of vitals done..
Also if the pests are too much then get professional pest control done..

Hope this helps..