Spiders have been around for centuries, they have been the subject of horror movies, many fear them, but spiders are also quite fascinating creatures. Many people are afraid of spiders and it’s estimated that about 50% of women and 10% of men have a severe phobia about spiders and their webs.
Spiders have 8 legs and this is what distinguishes them from insects that have 6 legs, spiders also do not have antennae like insects do, and are more closely related to scorpions and ticks. Spiders only have 2 body parts – a head and a thorax, in contrast insects have an extra body part called the abdomen.
You’ll find you have several small but harmful insects in your home that a spider can actually protect you from – for example spiders kill mosquitoes, as you know they can carry malaria and Ross River Virus. Spiders are actually doing you a favour by killing these insects.
Spiders can as you know also be poisonous and this is where spider control in Sydney from Forensic Pest Control is extremely important – from redbacks and the Sydney funnel webs their bites can be dangerous to you, your family and even your pets.
Spiders also make webs and there is nothing like that faint sticky feeling on your face and body when you walk into a web. The webs are made of a very silky fabric that weighs less than a feather but is stronger than steel.
Did you know in parts of Cambodia and South America the spider is actually eaten as food, especially the very large tarantulas, their legs have hairs that need to be removed before cooking as they can irritate the throat.
Most spiders aren’t harmful and they don’t tend to bite unless provoked.
For effective spider control in Sydney call in the professionals from Forensic Pest Control – they have been helping the people of Sydney with their spider control issues since 1997. Fully accredited pest control technicians who use non toxic and environmentally friendly treatments Forensic Pest Control is your one stop shop for any pest control issues from bees and termites to bed bugs and cockroaches.