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Spiders

Appearance and Size Facts

  • Spiders are perhaps the most feared pest
  • There are large and hairy spiders, such as the wolf spider
  • Other spider species are smaller and shiny, such as the black widow spider
  • All spiders have eight legs, and most have eight eyes
  • Spiders do not have ears; instead they feel the sound vibrations with tiny hairs on their legs

Behavior and Habitat of Spiders

Blood fills up all the empty space in a spider's body and helps it to keep its legs stiff so it can walk. As spiders grow, they shed their exoskeleton to make room for a larger, newer exoskeleton. They molt many times before they become adults. Many spiders live for only one year, but some, like tarantulas, can live much longer.

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Signs of Infestation of Spiders

Spider webs are the most evident sign of infestation.

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Tips for Prevention of Spiders

Seal cracks and avoid having clusters of things in places; such as, the attic, garage, or closets to eliminate hiding spots.

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