5 Cool Things About Spiders and Bed Bugs (When They’re Not In Your Home Or Office!)

When you hear the phrase “spiders and bed bugs,” you probably think about the creatures being creepy crawlies in your home. But that’s not all spiders and bed bugs are good for. In fact, they can be helpful outside of your home or office –they’ll just creep you out less! 

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While we can’t condone having spiders or bed bugs in or around your home or office, it doesn’t mean we can’t take a minute to learn a thing or two from them. In fact, there are some top-notch qualities that even the most arachnophobic person can appreciate in both spiders and bed bugs. So today, we’ve rounded up five cool things about spiders and bed bugs (when they’re not in your home or office!)

1.Spiders Have Poor Vision

The brown recluse spider has only six eyes, whereas most spiders have eight. Spiders have a primary set that can generate images, while secondary sets can only detect light and shadow. The secondary sets of eyes are thought to be derived from the compound eyes of a common ancestor of spiders and insects. Spiders, even with all of their eyes, cannot see far into the distance. Nearsightedness is a problem for humans, but spiders’ habits make being nearsighted unnecessary. 

2.Bed Bugs Can Live Almost Anywhere

The majority of people associate bed bugs with hotels. Bed bugs, on the other hand, can thrive in single-family homes, apartments, hospitals, college dorm rooms, office buildings, schools, buses, trains, movie theaters, retail stores, and pretty much anywhere humans congregate. 

3.Spiders Can Fly on Air Currents

Spiders are one of the few animals in the world that can fly. They do this by using their silk to catch air currents and glide through the air. It’s not easy to see a spider flying, but if you pay attention, you might notice them gliding down from above. They can also use this technique to travel long distances without getting tired.

4.Bed Bugs Can Survive For A Year Without Eating

Bed bugs are nocturnal, blood-feeding insects that feed on the blood of animals and humans. They, in fact, hide during the day and feed on their host at night. They can enter diapause if they do not eat for an extended period of time (a state of dormancy). During diapause, they will not feed or drink but can survive up to 18 months without food!

5.Spiders Can Walk Underwater

Many spiders are able to walk on top of the water because they have air sacs under their bodies that act like life preservers (or balloons). These sacs allow them to float on top of the water without sinking in. Some spiders even live underwater!

We hope this article was a great read for you – at the end of this, you should have the information necessary to make an educated decision about the spiders and bed bugs around you and how you’re going to deal with them. And remember, if they are inside your home or office, contact the experts at Facility Pest Control. We are experts in the field of bed bug control and spider control and are available to consult on matters such as these.