There are tens of thousands of known species of spiders, with more being discovered each year. While all spiders contain venom, most of them are harmless to people and other animals. If you have an unexplained welt or rash on your body, it could be a spider bite. If the bite swells and doesn’t go down in a few days, seek medical attention.
Spiders spin webs in order to attract and catch prey. They tend to eat live insects, and turn solid food into liquid before eating. They are able to do this by regurgitating food with their fangs.
Most species of spiders also use their webs to lay eggs. Their egg sacs are made out of silk and each one can contain dozens of eggs, sometimes hundreds. After hatching, most spiders live up to one year.
For more information about spiders, and how to get rid of them, contact the professional exterminators at Amherst Exterminators.