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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 the garden.

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 plants.

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