Eight Crazy Facts About Spiders For Las Vegas Residents

Spiders are truly amazing, both in Las Vegas and all around the world. We've put together 8 fun facts for your entertainment, and also to give you some important insight into these mysterious critters. The more you know about spiders, the more success you'll have keeping them out of your Las Vegas home.

1. The largest species of tarantula is found in South America

Have you heard of the Goliath birdeater? According to National Geographic, these spiders are big enough to take down a bird, but they survive mostly on insects. They consume birds, frogs, rodents, and other small animals by liquifying their insides and sucking them dry.

1. The largest species of tarantula is found in South America

 
Have you heard of the Goliath birdeater? According to National Geographic, these spiders are big enough to take down a bird, but they survive mostly on insects. They consume birds, frogs, rodents, and other small animals by liquifying their insides and sucking them dry.

3. Spiders Are Found Everywhere, Except One Place

Can you guess what part of the planet has no spiders? If you don't like spiders, you may want to move to Antarctica because it is the only continent that doesn't have spiders. This is due to the extreme cold. You could also go to a high altitude or to the middle of the ocean to get away from spiders. 

4. All Spider Have Fangs & Venom

All spiders have venom. But, as you are probably aware, most spider venom is not a medical threat to humans. Some spider bites feel like a bee sting. Some don't even hurt that much. The American house spider can bite you while you're sleeping and not wake you up.

5. Spiders Don't Get Stuck In Their Own Webs

There is some debate as to why spiders don't get stuck to their own webs. But there is no doubt that they're able to traverse their sticky traps without getting stuck. One theory is that they make minimal contact with the threads as they walk, only exposing the hairs on the tips of their feet, which have a chemical that prevents them from getting stuck. There is currently no definitive answer to this mystery. We'll just have to add that to all of the spider mysteries of the world, like why Peter Parker's feet stick to walls when he is wearing sneakers.

6. Some Spiders "Listen" To Their Webs

While spiders can have 8 eyes, some don't see well at all. They create webs to capture their prey, and they use the harmonics of their webs to detect the presence of prey. When they pluck their silk threads, it causes the threads to vibrate at a wide range of frequencies. These give the spider important information to help compensate for their poor eyesight.

7. Spiders Don't Sleep Like We Do

When a spider takes a nap, if it ever takes a nap, it has to do it with its eyes open. It doesn't have any eyelids. So spiders don't sleep the way we do. They do, however, have times of activity and times of rest.

8. Spider Silk Is The Strongest Natural Fiber

Spider silk is ultrastrong. It is believed to be one of the toughest natural fibers—if not THE toughest. It is considered to be 5 times stronger, by weight, than high-grade steel.

The Most Important Fact Of All

In our service areas, the black widow spider and the brown recluse spider can be a threat. Take some time to learn how to prevent bites from these spiders. And remember that the team here at Red Rock Pest Control can help you keep spiders and other harmful pests out of your Las Vegas home all year long. Reach out to us today to learn more about our residential pest control plans.

 
 

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