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Common Spider Myths

Myth or misconception? You can bet on it it’s a myth! While there are some who believe that spiders can be dangerous, they’re mostly just looking for somewhere safe to spin their own little web. A common fear among humans across cultures is the idea of an eight-legged creature with too many eyes and venomous fangs scouring our world – but why do we have this reaction at all when in reality most don’t even bother getting close enough see what exactly makes up these “spider myths?” Well over time false information has become attached onto true accounts by way off repetition alone; resulting  only in misinformation about arachnids.

We all know the feeling of dread when we see a spider. The truth is, most species aren’t harmful and just want to survive like everyone else in their world- but there’s still something about them that makes us feel clicked: they’re everywhere! And while some people may enjoy scaring others with tales from Myth Busted or Facts About Spiders…the National Pest Management Association (NPMA) has debunking several well known legends about these eight legged creatures – including how long ago did I last wash my clothes?

Myth #1: The average person swallows about eight spiders a year when sleeping.

Don’t worry, there’s nothing to fear! This urban legend has become one of the most widespread rumors on the Internet. But according snopes.com it’s false – this myth was started when a columnist for computing magazine wrote an article in 1993 about lists o expressly absurd “facts” being emailed around and people believed them because they were reading online sites like facebook or twitter which sometimes publish incorrect information due contextually inappropriate posts (examples).

Myth #2: People are never more than three feet away from a spider.

Norman Platnick was right when he said, “Wherever you sit as you read these lines a spider is probably no more than yards away.” There are over 35 thousand described species worldwide and 3 thousand in North America alone! But some people would argue that it depends on where someone happens to be standing at any given moment- for example if they’re standing next door running errands early morning sunlight streaming through their window onto clean sidewalks while crows call out across town…but then again maybe not because surely there’s one near us right now just waiting patiently until his luck runs out.

Myth #3: All spiders spin webs.

Spider silk is incredibly strong and flexible, which makes it an ideal material for making clothes or other items. Web spinning spiders use their webs to catch prey that they then eat — but there are many species of spiders who don’t spin Webs! Like Wolf Spiders without them you would not know how these creatures hunt down insect victims when everyone thinks just by looking at its shape (or colors) one can tell if its safe from being eaten. In some cases Jumping Spiders will pounce on any moving object around while looking glasses see all things behind glass.

Myth #4:Daddy Long Legs are one of the most poisonous spiders, but their fangs are too short to penetrate human skin.

The Daddy Long-Legs spider is the subject of many urban legends. These stories usually involve a harmful effect from their bite, but it’s completely false! Think about how can an inch tall arachnid inject venom into human skin if its fangs are too short? The University California has said there isn’t any reference to pholcids biting humans and causing anything detrimental… Furthermore no toxicological studies testing lethality on mammals systems exist either.” The belief that you need to eat two balanced meals a day is nothing but an old wives’ tale. It doesn’t have any factual grounds, and even Jamie Hyneman and Adam Savage debunked this myth on their popular show “MythBusters” back in 2004!

Myth #5: All spiders are dangerous.

Humans have a long history with spiders, dating back to the time when they were seen as pests and predators. But over centuries people learned that not all species pose harmful threats; many types can actually be beneficial or even necessary for our environment! Spiders might sound slimy but don’t let their appearance fool you – these creatures feed on insects like flies which would otherwise naturally transmit diseases into homes where humans live alongside other animals (like dogs). Widow spiders are one group found within North America who could potentially cause medical emergencies if mishandled – however most tarantula-owning homeowners won’t ever come across this.

Spiders are actually quite cute and innocent creatures, if you didn’t know they were there. There is nothing at all wrong with being friends with these crawly critters! But let’s face it- most people don’t want to be bitten by a spider or have their house covered in webs from them so here I am giving my two cents on what needs done about this issue…
The National Pest Management Association (NPMA) recommends storing clothes and shoes in plastic containers; sweeping away webbing around the home ,and removing clutter inside garages cars etc.

There is nothing good about finding that spiders have invaded your home. Spire Pest Control of Orlando FL is here to help you. We have many options to rid your home of these pesky creatures. Give us a call and lets get started today (407)723-7863.

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