Housing and health risks
Some people develop a phobia
a fear that is without foundation since it is rare for spiders to bite humans.
Among the species listed, we do not find any poisonous spiders in Quebec. Spiders are found everywhere in nature. However, some species are found in homes and buildings. The spiders that live near people use the gardens to live or breed there. Also, when we build a garden around our home, we offer an entry to spiders that lodge in plants, furniture and other corners to weave their webs.
Mode of reproduction
Spiders lay eggs which they envelop in a silk cocoon to protect them. After hatching the spider goes through several moults before becoming an adult. The web of spiders is also useful for catching insects and keep them prisoner to eat them afterwards.