What are Spiders
There are thousands of different varieties of spiders in the world and about 650 approx in the UK.
They are air-breathing arthropods that have eight legs and chelicerae that can inject venom.
They have an exo-skeleton which means it on the outside of the body.
Their bodies are made of two parts – the cephalothorax and abdomen.
Most spiders in the UK are harmless but the fear of spiders (Arachnophobia) is one of the most common fears in the world.
Most spiders have 4 sets of eyes but cant see very well.
Most spiders don’t live in water.
Spiders can’t digest solid foods they turn it into a liquid form.
Spiders are very important in the life cycle as they feed on other insects.
Spiders also produce silk.
Signs of Spiders
Easiest way to find out if you have a spider infestation is to look for spider webs, the size and shape of these will vary by species.
In general Spiders are found in dark, secluded areas of your home.
How do Spiders breed
Mating is dangerous for the male, he has to convince the female not too eat him.
There are lots of different ways of doing this depending on the species.
If he is successful the male spider deposits his sperm web into an opening on the underside of the females abdomen, she then fertilizes her eggs with the males sperm and lays them into an egg sac.
The egg sacs contain hundreds of eggs, after 2 to 3 weeks the eggs hatch into live spiders, taking about a year to reach adulthood.
Prevention of Spiders
One of the best ways of preventing spider infestation is keeping your home and property clean.
Sweep down webs with a broom, clean celings, eliminate any mould.
Remove clutter to prevent any spider hiding places.
Seal any cracks around windows, cracks, skirting boards.
Who can help me control Spiders?
Arrest Apest can help control your spider problem.
Our technicians have the experience to deal with any spider issues.