Nothing gets people on-edge quite like spiders. A popular rumor states that no matter where you are you are usually about eight feet from a spider – and while this is not actually a fact, there are millions of spiders and thousands of different species in New Jersey alone. In honor of Halloween, the experts at Alco NJ Pest Control have come out with a list of some of the most disturbing and terrifying creepy crawlies that can be found throughout the world.
Giant Camel Spider – this spider is more closely related to scorpions (who are also arachnids) than spiders, but has an extremely powerful jaw and can grow to be nearly a foot in length. This spider gets his name from old stories that depict these spiders jumping up and chewing through the bellies of camels.
Black Widow Spiders – a spider with quite a reputation, the female black widow spider has notoriously deadly venom and will eat male spiders shortly after mating. It has been found that male spiders will seek out rounder females to mate with because it potentially means that she will be too full for another meal.
Goliath Bird Eating Spider – the largest known species of tarantula in the world, this impressive spider can grow to have legs that reach the size of a dinner plate. The female tarantulas are much larger than the males and they have been observed eating reptiles, rodents and of course – birds.
While you don’t need to worry about a tarantula wandering through your basement, there is always a chance that some of the more common spiders in North Jersey, such as the American House Spider, the Wolf Spider, common Grass Spiders or any number of others can still take up residence in your home. Contact the pest control NJ experts and ask about spider removal in North Jersey.
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