The hairs on the back of your neck stand up!
Your skin begins to crawl!
You see unexplained movements out of the corner of your eye!
You feel like your being watched!
If you are experiencing any of these symptoms this Halloween, your house may be haunted by ghostsâ€¦ GHOST SPIDERS!
As if spiders weren’t creepy enoughâ€¦ We have to have a spider named ghost spider!
When I refer to ghost spiders, I’m not referring to the well known spider superstition that if you see a spider on Halloween it’s the spirit of a loved one watching over you, as depicted here.
The Ghost Spider is an actual living, breathing, and yes, even biting spider found in certain parts of the United States.
Ghost Spiders are brownish-yellow or beige in color, and range in size from about ¼ of an inch to ½ of an inch in length. They have scissor-like jaws that move back and forth when they feed or bite. A bite from a ghost spider is similar to a pin prick or a bee sting; however, the venom is not dangerous. Mild swelling and pain may occur after a bite.
These spiders actively hunt prey at night, and will retreat back into hiding places during the day. Sometimes these hiding places can be inside your home. If you are the type who is petrified by spiders, you may actually prefer your house be haunted by ghosts, as opposed to being infested by ghost spiders.
Ghost spiders are commonly found throughout the Southern United States, and are especially prevalent in Florida year-round. The three most common species of ghost spider found in the U.S. include: the Yellow Ghost spider (Hibanan velox), the Garden Ghost spider (Hibanan gracilis), and Green Ghost spider (Wulfila albens).
Serious spider infestations of any kind should be treated by a professional spider control company.