Spiders are arthropods and all species have 8 legs.
Spider’s webs are made up of silk and is stronger by weight than steel. Each web building spider is capable of producing three to four different types of silk each with different purposes.
Spiders webs remain sticky for short periods of time and are constantly being rebuilt. To save energy a spider will eat its own web recycling the proteins before making a new one.
The number of eggs a female spider develops varies but can be as many as 3000. The fear of spiders is called arachnophobia and is one of the most common fears in the world. Spiders can consume only liquid food, a spiders venom changes their prey into a liquid substance before consumption.
Exterior treatments can be applied to the home focusing on areas spiders prefer including foundations, decks, under eaves and soffits, around windows, doors, decks, and other areas that provide protection and shelter.
When properly applied these treatments prevent spiders from living on or entering your home. Crack and crevice treatments can be made inside along baseboards and in areas spiders are seen or commonly inhabit. Glue board traps aid in treatment and can detect infestations early on.
Trim back trees and shrubs making contact with your home. Keep exterior free from leaves, grass clippings, woodpiles, or other debris that provides suitable locations for spiders. The use of yellow fluorescent bulbs will reduce prey favorable to spiders. Inspect home and caulk or seal openings in foundation and elsewhere. Indoors reduce clutter and clean often.