10 Family Friendly Spider Facts

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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

  1. There are more than 45,000 species of spiders in the world. 57 of those can be found in Virginia.
  2. You smell with your nose, but spiders smell with their legs! They aren’t a fan of strong-scented things like peppermint or vinegar.
  3. Spiders are the exterminators of the pest world. They eat other buggies you don’t want to have around.
  4. 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.
  5. Not all spiders spin webs. Some burrow in the ground or find other hidden spaces to rest.
  6. Spiders are descendants of marine animals that were around before humans and dinosaurs. That’s a long time!
  7. Your house spider has probably never been outside before. In fact, only 5% of the spiders you find inside have ever been outside.
  8. 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.
  9. 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.
  10. 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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