What has eight legs and is covered with black hair? I don’t know, but it’s crawling up your arm!
If that children’s joke gives you the willies, then you’re not alone as fear of insects and spiders is very common. In fact, the fear of spiders is well known by its official name of arachnophobia.
If you’ve ever wondered why spiders creep us out, you’re in luck as our staff here at AAA Exterminators, Inc., has spent some time coming up with a few reasons they can pinpoint for this aversion.
One of the first things is their very appearance. Spiders have a somewhat off-putting look due to their multiple legs and are furry or fuzzy, far removed from what most of us consider cute and cuddly.
Spiders are fast and can scurry quite quickly, which makes some people uneasy about how they can disappear by running off. “If they can run away that quickly, they can run towards us just as fast,” say those who hate spiders.
Spiders create sticky webs that make a mess and look creepy with trapped insects cocooned in them. If you’ve ever talked through a spider web, it’s likely that you didn’t find it a pleasant experience.
We could also talk about tales of spiders being discovered in grocery-store bananas or grapes or spiders being known to eat their mates, but let’s just say that if you have spiders in your home call an extermination company for Salem pest management.