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Spiders (Araneae Domestica)

Brown spider

Size

The spider is about 6 to 12 mm in length.

Colour

The spider can be dark orange, brown or beige in colour with patterns on the body.

Description

The spider is a common pest consisting of two main parts, the head and abdomen, four pairs of walking legs and it has a gland that produces silk to make webs used to capture prey.

Diet

Most spiders eat insects they catch in their webs; they inject a fluid which liquefies the tissue of their prey and then ingest the contents.

Habitat

Spiders are found outside the house since there are more insects but once fall arrives, they invade the interior of homes for warmth during the winter months. Females living inside can survive for over 2 years on the same web in the right conditions. Fall is the time when eggs are laid and wrapped in silk cocoons; baby spiders hatch in mid-April.

Consequences / Dangers

Spiders may be classified as pests when they are in large numbers, especially since in many cases they cause anxiety in certain at risk people. They are aggressive when protecting their eggs, when disturbed, or when we try to catch them. It is important to note that all spiders have venom glands and although they rarely bite humans, this venom can cause painful and shocking wounds.

Prevention

There are some habits to adopt to remedy a spider invasion problem.

So consult an extermination specialist by checking out our prevention guide below.

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