Debunking Common Spider Myths, Continued…..
The National Pest Management Association has debunked a few of these legends about Spiders:
Myth #3: All spiders spin webs.
When you think of Spiders, you probably think about webs. Not all spiders spin silk structures to catch their prey. There are several species of spiders that use other strategies to obtain their food. A wolf spider, for example, catches their food by hunting. A jumping spider, pounces on its prey.
Myth #4:Daddy long legs are one of the most poisonous spiders, but their fangs are too short to penetrate human skin.
The Daddy-Long Leg is the topic for many urban legends. This tale has been around for years, but is completely false. Think about this one for a minute. How can a spider inject venom into the human body if its fangs are too short to pierce skin tissue? There is no reference to any pholcid spider biting a human and causing any detrimental reaction. There also isn’t any toxicological study that tests the lethality of pholcid venom on humans. Basically, there are zero facts to support this legend. Safe Pest Control Near Me Carefree AZ