Daddy Longlegs: Spider Expert Explains Why We Shouldn’t Kill Them


Spider Season – The Season Everyone Fears. Although common, many people have an irrational fear of spiders and dread this time of year.

At some point in our lives we’ve all looked up how to get rid of them and tried a lot of different things like buying plants, putting off conkers, spraying different scents in the room.

According to the Wildlife Trust, they are actually a type of crane, and daddy longlegs are often perceived as spiders due to their long legs.

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An expert like has now explained why we shouldn’t kill Daddy Longlegs when so many people fear it.

This type of snail is a bit annoying, but completely harmless and does not bite like some spiders, as reported by The Mirror.

Karl Curtis, Director of Reserves and Community Engagement at the Warwickshire Wildlife Trust, said: “They are outside this time of year because they basically hatch out of our lawn and in various places – they larvae much of their life underground. as a larva, and then hatch over the summer.

“It’s probably the last roll of the dice now, and what they do is come out and look for mating, put eggs back in the vegetation, and then they die.”

He added, “They’re often mistaken for spiders, but they’re not, they’re flies, they’re a really good source of food for birds, they’re really important to playing their part so people should get them out of the windows.” let go and don’t kill them. “

Karl also said that things like fly sprays are bad for the environment and should therefore be avoided. He also found that, contrary to what people think, gnats are not poisonous and therefore not to be feared.

“The very long, spindly spiders that you get in the corners of the room are called cellar spiders, they can really punch through, but they are not dangerous to humans,” he said.

“[Crane flies] they are absolutely harmless. The female may have a point at the end of her belly to lay eggs, but it is not a stinger. “

He continued, “The reason they come into the house is for heat and they are attracted to the light. So when the light in the house is on, they come in and hatch in the darker hours so as not to be eaten by birds. “They are not looking for shelter, they are looking for a partner and then want to lay eggs, they end up in houses because their favorite habitat grass is short and we have lawn. “

The wall-jumping insect helps get rid of spiders, aphids, dead insects, fungi, bird droppings, worms, and snails.

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