- Why do spiders just hang from the ceiling?
- Should I worry about a spider on my ceiling?
- Why do spiders stay in the same place for days?
- Will spiders crawl on you at night?
- What attracts spiders in your room?
The spiders are just catching their natural prey, which is small flying insects. This includes flies, mosquitos, gnats, moths and beetles.
In the United States alone, you’ll find that several thousand species of spiders roam and make their way into houses, gardens, and other types of spaces such as offices. Seeing the occasional spider on the ceiling or wall may make you feel a little queasy, but it’s nothing that you should be worried about.
Web-spinning spiders obviously remain motionless while they are waiting for something to land in their web. Hunting spiders are much more active, but many of them are nocturnal predators and spend the day tucked away in a nest or under a rock – again, this is to conserve energy and avoid becoming prey.
When it comes to spiders, the idea that they crawl on you when you sleep is a myth. Spiders tend to shy away from humans, and just because you’re asleep, doesn’t mean they take that as an opportunity to attack. If a spider did happen to crawl over you at night, more than likely the passage will be uneventful.
Some spiders are attracted to moisture, so they take shelter in basements, crawl spaces, and other damp areas inside a home. Other spiders prefer drier environments such as, air vents, high upper corners of rooms, and attics. House spiders tend to live in quiet, hidden spaces where they can find food and water.