This article gives some information about spiders, including all the creepy crawlers within the Atlanta area.
- Contrary to what some might think, spiders are arachnids, not insects.
- Spiders can be found on every continent of the world except Antarctica.
- A spider's body consists of:
a cephalothorax with eyes, mouth parts two jaws and a pair of pedipalps, and four pairs of jointed legs and an abdomen connected to the cephalothorax by a narrow pedicel. The entire body is covered by a tough protective exoskeleton and the body has sensory hairs growing from the skin.
- Spiders can bite. Some are poisonous.
- Some spiders spin webs to catch their prey, some go in hunt for their prey, and some live in burrows and leap out to catch passing insects.
- The brown recluse spider, one of Georgia's most threatening spiders can be found mostly in the northwest region of the state, including north Atlanta.
- Spider silk is stronger than steel.
- Spiders can not fly, however they can balloon. Which means they pull out enough silk until the wind can lift them up, and carry them away.
- Most spiders only live for a year, although some are known to live up to four years. Some tarantulas have been known to live up to 25 years.
- If you have find a large spider, chances are its a female, since male spiders are usually pretty small compared to their female counterparts.
For more information on spiders, and how to rid these pests from your home, please call our Atlanta pest control office today at 678-553-4521.