• One spider can produce up to seven different types of silk, each used for a different purpose such as spinning webs or capturing prey.
• Most spiders have eight eyes, but some, like the brown recluse spider, only have six. Spiders typically have a main set that can create images while the secondary sets can only detect light and shadow.
• Some female spiders can lay up to 3000 eggs at one time.
Spiders often climb from nearby branches onto home walls or rooftops. Make sure that you trim away branches that brush up against or hang over your home.
Spiders thrive in cluttered, messy environments, they like the cover, hiding places, and web-building environments it provides. Clear away clutter outside and inside your home. Outside, pick up fallen branches, sticks, berries, and other debris.
Gaps around doors and windows are the most common access points for all pests--not just spiders. Patch up gaps or cracks with caulk. Replace worn-down weatherstripping. Make sure the doors and windows fit correctly in their frame.
Building webs is hard work, so spiders like them to last as long as they can. If you can keep removing webs as soon as spiders make them, they’ll probably get the message.