Quiz: How Well Do You Know Your Spider Species?

There are many different types of spiders in the world – more than 35,000 species to be exact. All spiders are predators, feeding mainly on insects and other small arthropods, but some are considered dangerous to humans, such as the brown recluse spider and black widow spider found here in the U.S. Take this quiz to see how much you really know about these arachnids. 

 

Although spiders may seems like scary critters, they typically stay to themselves. In fact, most species will only bite if they feel threatened. However, that doesn’t mean you won’t find the occasional spider crawl along the living room wall. If you are among those concerned about encountering a spider in the home, there are a handful of things you can do to prevent an infestation. Click here to check out this article for some simple spider control tips.