Spiders - Beneficial Garden Insects
Many people get "bugged out" by spiders. New gardeners, and even a few
experienced gardners, do not realize that spiders are beneficial bugs in
Spiders are the world's #1 insect predator. They are carnivores. They even
can play a role as pollinators, as they travel from male to female flowers.
The are about 40,000 species of spiders in the world. Only a few are poisonous
to humans. Most notable among them is the Black Widow spider, and Tarantulas.
Sensory organs for hearing, smell and touch, are in their legs.
Spiders area great for organic insect control. If you don't have many spiders
in your garden, transplant ones you find in your house and yard, to the garden.
If you have Arachnophobia, then you are afraid of spiders.... you are not
alone. More on garden-related phobias
Spiders live about 1 to 2 years.
Did you Know? Spiders can re-generate their legs.
Note: Don't confuse spiders from spider mites.
Spider mites are harmful to
Spooky Halloween Spiders - and the web they weave