Fun Facts on Spiders

By Amdro

Spiders can come in a variety of shapes, sizes and colors. Learn more interesting facts about these creepy, crawly creatures….

  • Spiders range in color from light brown to black.
  • Spiders are unable to digest solid food, and must liquefy their food first.
  • Spiders participate in an elaborate courtship ritual, which includes gestures and dances, to prevent the large females from eating the small males before fertilization.
  • While most spiders live for close to two years, Tarantulas can live for 25 years or longer.
  • Brown Recluse spiders can be found in a large area of the Midwest, west to Colorado and the New Mexico state line and east to northern Georgia. Although brown recluse spiders are not aggressive, their bites can be deadly. Inside the home, they favor undisturbed spots such as attics or closets. These spiders can go months without food or water.
  • In the U.S., the most common poisonous spider is the Black Widow. While Widow species spiders can be found on almost every continent, within the U.S., Black Widows are more common in the southern United States.
  • All spiders are predators and feed mainly on other insects.
  • The best way to stop spiders from entering your home is by securing the perimeter. Amdro Quick Kill Ant & Spider Killer kills spiders outside so they don’t make it inside.
  • There are over 43,000 different species of spiders in the world and over 4,000 species that live in the United States.