Just in case 2022 hasn’t had enough dramatically terrifying events, scientists have recently raised the alarm that Giant Joro Spiders will be arriving in the Northeast shortly. As a pest control company (in Pembroke, MA) things like giant spiders are of particular interest to us. We thought you might want to know a few facts about these newly arriving spiders as well.
How big are Giant Joro Spiders?
Giant Joro Spiders are very big as spiders go – about three inches across, which is roughly the size of the typical person’s palm. Now, if you’re a person who dislikes spiders, that’s a lot of spider to encounter, especially inside your home or garage.
What do Giant Joro Spiders eat?
Luckily, Giant Joro Spiders don’t eat people. In fact, Giant Joro Spiders help people by eating a very common pest – stink bugs! Stink bugs cause a lot of damage to the food crops people enjoy, including corn, tomatoes, peppers, peaches and more. So the arrival of the Giant Joro Spider might actually be a boon for local farmers and gardeners.
Will Giant Joro Spiders survive a Massachusetts winter?
The answer to this question is we don’t know. Some scientists believe the Giant Joro has a tougher metabolism and is better able to withstand cold than many other spider species. These scientists say it’s possible that the Giant Joro Spider could become established in the Boston area within the next 5-10 years.
What are you going to do if Giant Joro Spiders are inside your house?
Honestly, it doesn’t matter what kind of spider you have in your home. If you want it gone, call your Pembroke MA pest control company and we’ll take care of the situation. Our team is fast, professional, and friendly. The products we use are family and pet safe. So don’t lose any sleep worrying about the Giant Joro spider. We’ve got the situation covered.