Hitchhiking Bugs

FAIRFAX, Va. (November 5, 2013) – Humans aren’t the only ones who enjoy fruit. Many insects use trees and their fruit as homes or places to lay eggs. Unfortunately, this can lead to accidental infestations like one family experienced when infested fruit was brought into their home. Brazilian Wandering spiders, the world’s most venomous species of spider, were found crawling on imported bananas the family bought at the grocery store.

Pests can get into homes in many different ways. It is important to check groceries for abnormal spots or holes before buying them in order to avoid an infestation.