Why You Shouldn’t Kill Spiders In Your Home
Spiders are air-breathing invertebrates which have an exoskeleton, have eight legs and also fangs which inject venom. This does sound dangerous, but very few of the spider species are actually dangerous/ poisonous. Some fun facts about spiders are at the bottom of this post. Whenever you see a spider at home, what’s your instantaneous reaction? You either just look at them just for a second and get back to your work with a peaceful mind or you just snap out of our thoughts, and without a single second thought, you kill the spider, in fact destroy it and crumble it’s existence. But does it do any good to you if you are being treacherous to the little spider which caused you no harm at all. Do you think we are doing good to ourselves by doing bad to them?
You shouldn’t be killing spiders in your home (Excluding the dangerous ones here). But actually even the dangerous spiders cause minimal harm. They use their venom to kill insects and not to cause a venomous bite on humans unless being squashed or threatened. There’s a lot about spiders and why we depend on each other. In fact, they are amazing creatures and should be adored and appreciated like every other living creature. By killing the spiders in your home, you are actually making your house much more appealing to pests, insects which may carry diseases. These spiders keep you safe from them. Even though spiders seem to be creepy and make you get jitters, at the end of the day, they are your superheroes.
Here are some facts of our eight-legged superheroes
- They are not insects
Insects only have six legs and spiders have eight.
- Most spiders don’t have teeth, so they can’t chew their food
So they use venom to turn their food into liquid and then they suck it up.
- All spiders have fangs
But don’t worry, most of them aren’t dangerous to humans. These fangs can fold back when the spider doesn’t need them.
- The black widow spider is one of the most poisonous spiders
But only the females! They eat male spiders and are the strongest spider. Pretty scary!
- Frog-eating spiders
The Goliath bird-eating spider eats frogs, lizards and yes, even birds!
- Not all spiders make webs
The trapdoor spider digs a tunnel into the ground. It lies in wait for its prey and drags it underground.
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