Why are we still so afraid of spiders?
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By Laura Breen and Michael SallaMay 26, 2018 9:00am EDTUpdated May 27, 2018 11:15am EDTBy Laura Branemena, Michael Salla, and Stephen ClarkMay 26: How many of us have been bitten by a spider?
May 26 is National Geographic’s annual spiders and mites survey, in which we ask experts to share their experience of spiders and their impact on humans.
In 2018, the National Geographic Society’s spider and mite team was asked to compile a survey to better understand the nature of spiders, the role they play in society and the impact of their bites.
The survey also provides information on where the species of spider are found in the world and what the public thinks about spiders.
As the survey’s lead author, Laura Breneman, told National Geographic News, it’s important to understand that spiders can be both good and bad.
Brenemena says there are a lot of misconceptions about spiders, like they’re not smart, and are a threat to pets.
However, spiders are an important part of our daily lives and it’s vital to keep an open mind about their dangers.
The survey asked experts to respond to questions on whether they’ve been bitten, or witnessed a bite, by a spinner or a spider, by spiders, spiders, or spiders.
The answers were compiled using data from a survey that has been in place for almost two decades, Brenemer says.
“There are a few people that said yes to spiders, but not a lot.”
What are the dangers of spiders?: Spiders can be a real threat to pet owners if they bite, but what are the main risks to the public?
The biggest threats to pets are venomous spiders, which have a deadly bite.
They can bite you and your pet can become sick.
Spiders also can transmit diseases like malaria and Lyme disease to humans.
And the most common spiders are the common garden spiders (Fabricius), but they can also be found in gardens, in the home, and on the internet.
“People have been reporting spiders in their home,” Brenema says.
“There have been a few reports that people have had a spider bite or two in the house.
People have also reported having spiders in the bedroom, but it’s not always spiders.
It can be something like a spider hanging out, hanging out of a crack in the wall, or hanging out in the window.”
There are also reports of people being bitten by spiders.
“People have said, ‘I was bitten by the spider,'” Breneme says.
She adds that spiders do not tend to be territorial, and they don’t want to get into a physical fight with you.
Brenemema says it’s best to avoid the web on your bed.
“If you do have a spider in your house, it might want to live on your couch or in the corner of your bedroom, where it doesn’t have to worry about you and it can eat food,” she says.
Bricks, cardboard, or other items that might be placed on your floor can also make it easier for spiders to get in your home.
If you live in a rural area, it may be best to consider not using outdoor furniture for your spider-free living space.
“It is possible that spiders may be living in your attic, your bedroom or even your bathroom,” Bredemena notes.
What are some things you can do to keep your house spider-proof?: Don’t put your bedroom in your spider den, and don’t let spiders live in your basement.
Bredema says that a few different things can keep spiders away from your home, including placing a small container of water in a hole in the ceiling.
“This is probably the most important thing you can think about,” Brieneman says.
If a spider is already inside your house or living in the basement, it can’t reach a human, Bredeme says, and it may become very aggressive and bite someone.
“Just put a bucket of water or a little dish towel over the hole in your ceiling and put it in there, and just leave it there,” Bereneman says, adding that it is best to leave your bedroom door open.
Berenema also suggests using a glass jar to keep spiders out of your home’s kitchen and bathroom, and she says that even though you can’t see the spiders, you can feel them when they are in your room.
If your home has a closed door, it could be an important consideration.
If spiders are already living in another house, such as your basement, Breenemena recommends putting the door in a locked box, and if you have an open window, it is good to keep the spider out of the house, she says, since they will be more likely to try and get in.
The National Geographic survey also asked participants to consider how they deal with spiders.
How do you deal with them?
Many people have told
By Laura Breen and Michael SallaMay 26, 2018 9:00am EDTUpdated May 27, 2018 11:15am EDTBy Laura Branemena, Michael Salla, and…