Yea, not really a fan of spiders. I think my mother shrieking every time she saw one may have something to do with that.
I want to like them. I don't kill them when I find them in my house. I have a special spider cup with a lid that I pull out, coax them into and toss them outside. Poor things must wonder what the hell just happened; one minute they're enjoying a warm corner, the next minute they're tumbling out into the cold in the middle of nowhere (in spider miles).
There's some big ass spiders in my barn! Those, I leave alone. I figure it's more their barn than mine. Plus I don't want them to move into the house. Or kill me.
But reading this, kinda freaked me out. Because I know it's true. If they and their other insect pals really wanted to, they could take us down very quickly.
Respect the spider.
Spiders are quite literally all around us. A recent entomological survey of North Carolina homes turned up spiders in 100 percent of them, including 68 percent of bathrooms and more than three-quarters of bedrooms. There's a good chance at least one spider is staring at you right now, sizing you up from a darkened corner of the room, eight eyes glistening in the shadows.