10 Family Friendly Spider Facts
Spiders can sometimes get a bad rap. But not today! We’re taking a look at some of our favorite family friendly spider facts and keeping the creepy out of these crawlies!
Family Friendly Spider Facts
- There are more than 45,000 species of spiders in the world. 57 of those can be found in Virginia.
- You smell with your nose, but spiders smell with their legs! They aren’t a fan of strong-scented things like peppermint or vinegar.
- Spiders are the exterminators of the pest world. They eat other buggies you don’t want to have around.
- Every home and building has spiders. Even the queen’s palace has spiders! It’s because buildings provide a safe place for them to live.
- Not all spiders spin webs. Some burrow in the ground or find other hidden spaces to rest.
- Spiders are descendants of marine animals that were around before humans and dinosaurs. That’s a long time!
- Your house spider has probably never been outside before. In fact, only 5% of the spiders you find inside have ever been outside.
- Many spiders are afraid of YOU. While these little guys might look tough, they think you are seriously scary! Expect spiders to run away at the sight of you.
- Many spiders have eight eyes, they’re not all the same size. They have two large front eyes that help them get a clear image of things around them. With that said, not all spiders have eight eyes. Some might have two, four, or six—always an even number.
- Spider web silk is super strong! In fact, it’s stronger and tougher than steel for its weight.
Bonus Fact: Not All Spider Sightings Indoors Require Professional Help.
Every house has house spiders, so spotting a few here and there is no problem. However, if you start to see a significant increase in spiders, house spiders or others, a call to your local pest control company, like ExtermPRO, is warranted. This can be a sign of a more serious pest infestation because spiders flock to food. Are you seeing more spiders than usual? Call us today at 571-620-1168 to schedule a service.
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