If you’re like most people, you get the heebie-jeebies at the mere sight of a spider lurking behind a corner or scaling a wall. Homeowners who find themselves dealing with arachnids often hire pest control services West Palm Beach to help them sleep better at night. However, have you ever wondered why people have such terrified reactions to these eight-legged creatures? Common misconceptions about spiders that have evolved over time may be one of the reasons why spiders are a thing of nightmares for some of us.
Although all spiders have venomous bites, most spider species don’t cause harm to humans. These eight-legged predators that feed mainly on insects can help reduce the number of pests in your gardens and homes. Only the black widow spiders and the brown recluse spiders pose a real health threat to humans.
You may be surprised to find out that not all spiders spin webs to catch their food. For instance, jumping spiders pounce on their prey and wolf spiders hunt.
This is nothing but a false urban legend that started when a certain columnist wrote an article in 1993 about bizarre “facts” that were circulating through email. To prove that people believe everything they read online, this columnist made up her own unusual “facts” including the one that’s stated above.
Although it’s good to know that most of the spider stories we grew up believing aren’t real, you may still want to hire pest control services West Palm Beach provider to keep those arachnids at bay. If so, contact O’Hara Pest Control now to schedule an inspection.