Halloween Spiders

October 31, 2021  •  Leave a Comment

If you live in Georgia you are probably an expert on the Joro spider by now. They are the big new spider from Asia that invaded Georgia a couple of years ago and has now taken it over. Our house was thoroughly enwrapped in them this year. As I am told they are harmless and good pest controllers I allowed the ones around my house to stay and only swept away the ones along paths that I often walk down. I have to say these spiders are smarter than the average spider. Other spiders will rebuild in the same place day after day. But Joros won't. Once they are swept off of a path they don't build back there. Although their webs are huge and messy they tend them diligently. If a leaf falls in it they will tug at it till it falls out. Our house and yard was so encased in their webs that I had to sweep the yard of them so Ed could mow without being suffocated with webs. As I walked the neighborhood today observing the Halloween decors I wondered if my neighbors had to clear away the Joro webs in order to put up their artificial webs. We didn't bother. We just left the Joros around our windows hoping they will do a good job of keeping the pest insects out of our house. Check out my homepage slide show for some photos of this year's Joros. Be sure and click on an image to read more about it.


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