04/25/16

If the arachnophobic in you quivers at the mere thought of a spider, you’re not alone. In fact, the phobia dates back to ancient civilizations and still severely impacts many individuals’ daily lives today. Even if you’re not troubled by the sight of a spider in your home, you might begin to lose your sanity if the creatures keep finding more points of entry around your living quarters.

These 10 spider facts might surprise even the most confident spider experts:

  1. While spiders are plentiful in some parts of the world (even in your own backyard!), they’re not found in Antarctica. The chilly continent is the only place in the world that spiders don’t inhabit.
  1. While “four eyes” may be a common put-down among humans, spiders have taken the phrase to a whole new level. Many spiders have double that amount! The creatures have eight eyes that help them see approaching danger.
  1. A spider’s open circulatory system means its blood is light blue color. Unlike humans, spiders don’t have special blood cells that carry oxygen around the body.
  1. The next time you marvel at how far you can jump, remember that a spider can jump up to 50 times its own body length! Next time you see one on the horizon, you might want to avoid getting any closer.
  1. In North America, there are about 3,000 species of spiders. Worldwide, there are nearly 40,000 different species!
  1. Some spiders may have some insight that humans can’t collect. Certain types of spiders are able to see UVA or UVB light, wavelengths that people can’t see.
  1. Many spiders prefer to work alone, but others work together to construct massive webs. As the colonies work together, they form webs in order to trap their prey.
  1. You may have swatted away your fair share of spider webs. But due to its weight, spider silk is known to actually be tougher and stronger than steel.
  1. Is that actually a spider you’re seeing? Some spiders have been tricking humans about their true identities by mimicking ants.
  1. Not all spiders spin webs, but the ones that don’t will still produce silk. Some will even live underground and line their burrows with the silk.
Have you discovered a spider infestation in your home? Instead of trying to remedy the problem yourself, trust the experts at Plunkett’s Pest Control. We’ve been in the business for over 100 years and have the right tools to take care of the problem the first time. Contact us today to help rid your home of spiders or take care of any pest problem.

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