It’s true. No, really. I know everyone pretty much hates those eight-legged little creatures, but they’re not that much different from us. Although they can be creepy, annoying, or even a little scary at times, spiders don’t go out of their way to hurt us. They even have little habits, or even develop different preferences during their lifetimes – just like we do.
For example, mother spiders will always try to protect their babies. They create a blanket of silk which is placed over the sac and protect them, and then stay on constant guard until the babies hatch. Some arachnids, like the Wolf Spider, will even carry her eggs on her back. Even when they hatch, the little spiderlings will still stay upon their mother’s back and feed off of their own egg sac until they’re fully grown.
Spiders also hate mosquitoes. They actually do a huge favor for us, because many species of spiders feast on mosquitoes alone. We all know how dangerous mosquitoes can be, and how they’re able to transfer many different types of diseases, so you could even say spiders look out for us because we both hate mosquitoes. The enemy of my enemy is my friend, right?
Even if you might think differently, spiders don’t actually have it out for us, and don’t actually try to make our lives miserable. In fact, it’s almost the opposite. More spiders are actually crushed than humans are actually bitten. We’re both shy by nature, and try to hide in when we feel we’re in danger. We usually only meet whenever we’re either looking for some food, or a warm place to sleep.
Next time you see an itsy bitsy spider, maybe you could think twice before you crush it with the bottom of your shoe.