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Romney Pest Library: Spiders


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Fact: Studies have shown that you're never more than ten feet away from a spider, and one estimate puts you as close as three feet.

SPIDERS IN YOUR HOME CAN BE HARMFUL TO YOUR KIDS AND PETS!

OFTEN YOU WON'T SEE SPIDERS, YOU WILL SEE THEIR WEBS!

Spiders are invertebrate animals with two body segments and eight legs. Spiders prey on other insects including other spiders. Many spiders form webs in secluded areas which they use to catch food. Spider webs come in many forms and patterns and can be used to identify the spider type. Spiders prefer dark, secluded areas where they can hide and catch prey. Spiders having no chewing mouth parts and consume other insects through internal and external digestion. The purpose of spider venom is often to kill their prey but primarily to begin the digestion process before the insect is consumed.

DON'T LET THE SPIDER BITE!

Bites usually occur unexpectedly and can range from harmless to fatal. Spiders do not seek out human interaction but are rather prone to avoid confrontation. Bites usually occur when humans inadvertently encroach upon a spider's territory-like when reaching behind a rock or chair or other object in which a spider resides. Spider bites also often occur during sleep. Spider bites create allergic reactions in humans which range from harmless but annoying pricks to necrotic wounds to fatal injections. Two dangerous types of spiders include the brown recluse spider and the black widow spider.