what is it with you people and spiders? I just LOVE them. When I lived in SA, I refused to chase them out of my house. It was so interesting to count
the amount of insect corpses (ants, mosquitoes, flies) lying underneath their nests (or webs) every morning...
and you do realise, that in besides that ONE bite of a (supposed) violin-spider, that circulates all over the web, very few people gets harmed or
killed by spiders. In SA, there has not been ONE death linked to a spider bite (esp. a black widow that everybody is scared #less off) during the last
100 years!!! I met the biggest acharologist in SA more than once (Ansie Dippenaar-Schoeman), and she was of the consideration, that most so-called
spider bites were never spider bites at all, but bites from other insects. I can remember being bitten by an assassin-bug once, and when the wound
became septic, I went to the doctor, and he told me it was a spider that bit me, and I went "NO, it was an assasin bug that I caught, and that bit
me", and the doctor said "NO, it WAS a spider...." ..... No wonder I lost all my confidence in doctors over there ....
you should be more scared of humans, after all, how many people are murdered every year in SA????
Give spiders their space, they do a lot more good than any harm. If you get a spider in your house, it is easy to catch it and put it outside.
As for black widows, you SAffers know that most 'so-called black widows' you find, are actually Brown Widows.
and as for Violin spiders, just leave them alone, or let them run onto a piece of paper, and then put the paper in a bottle, and put it outside.
Orb-web spiders, and those 'scary' rainspiders are totally harmless...
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