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What You May Not Know About Spiders

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Did you know that you are never more than 12 feet away from a spider? Creepy, right? There are a lot of little known facts about these arachnids and although some cultures actually revere these creatures, they can be pests inside our homes when they enter in large numbers. Want some more interesting facts about spiders? Here are just a few more little known facts about spiders in Florida.

  • All spiders are carnivorous.

  • There are only 4 spiders in the US that are poisonous; they include the brown recluse spider, the yellow sac spider, the black widow spider and the hobo spider.

  • There are 40,000 species of spiders throughout the world.

  • A spider injects a chemical into its prey that liquefies it; the spider then sucks up the liquidized insect.

  • Spiders typically only live for one year.

  • The silk of a spider is stronger than tensile steel of the same diameter.

  • The silk of a spider is so fine that it has been used as cross hairs in gun sites.

  • Spiders that lose limbs can regenerate them.

Although spiders may seem pretty interesting, having them inside your home can be a real nuisance, especially if someone in your home has a fear of spiders. Constantly cleaning up spider webs can also be a tedious task that you shouldn’t have to deal with. If you are finding that you have more than your fair share of Florida spiders in your home, it is time to call in the professionals. At McCall Service, we can offer a thorough inspection of the home, including the interior, perimeter and outlying areas; we offer control of all common household pests through the use of EPA registered materials and we provide prompt and professional service.

For more information on the Florida pest control services provided by McCall Service in Jacksonville, Gainesville, Ocala, Tallahassee, Tampa and throughout our service area, please contact us today!

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