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Spider Biology

Spiders are air-breathing arthropods comprising eight legs and discovered around the globe. With over 40,000 species of spider around the world, Canada is home to many species including black and yellow garden spiders, cellar spiders, common house spiders, cross spiders, false black widow spiders, wolf spiders, and zebra jumping spiders. Making up the order Araneae, species range in size from tiny to large. Feeding on insects, other spiders and smaller reptiles too, spiders are hunters and have two body parts – the cephalothorax and abdomen – while most have eight eyes arranged in different ways. Most spiders spin webs with the type of web distinguishing which spider spun it.

Did You Know?

You can tell male and female spiders apart by looking for pedipalps on their face. Appearing like boxing gloves, long and thin appendages distinguish female spiders from males.

Spider Behaviour, Diet, Habitat and Life Cycle

Many spiders prefer dark and moist environments, often making homes in caves, tree hollows, shrubs, soil, or under rocks. In homes, you’ll often find spiders making their webs in basements, garages, and other dark, quiet spaces. They get in your home through cracks and holes in your walls or open doors, and predominantly feed on flying insects.

Most spiders in Canada can bite you if they feel threatened. Additionally, spiders cause psychological distress for many people who suffer from arachnophobia. More of a nuisance than a hazard, the sight of spiders strikes fear in them, deeming them worthy of spider removal and eradication.

The vast majority of Canadian spiders are harmless but there are two types of poisonous spiders in Canada – the brown recluse spider and the black widow spider. Fatal spider bites are rare and for the most part, you’ll likely experience swelling, pain, and cramping. In the case of a brown recluse, you’ll experience a small amount of necrotic tissue in the area you’ve been bit.

Wondering How To Get Rid Of Spiders?

Are you wondering how to get rid of spiders? Since spiders often enter residential and commercial properties through cracks or gaps, keeping your windows and doors closed and properly sealed will help stop them from entering. Seal or caulk any cracks or gaps in your foundation.

Keeping your home free of other insects will also help to discourage spiders from entering your home too. Spiders want to live where their food is, so no food source equals no spiders. Removing spider webs from your home can also help discourage spiders. Dehumidifiers can help remove the extra humidity from the air in basements, making the space less appealing to spiders.

Terminix Canada Spider Exterminators Can Help You

Spiders are a common source of problems for home and business owners when they turn up in unwanted places. Choosing our spider exterminators is the best and safest way to rid your property of spiders for good.

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