Spiders are accompanied by a dark legend on the effects of their bites. There is also a widespread phobia towards thesearthropods. The real thing is that the spiders found in Europe are mostly harmless to man, serving a regulatory function by neutralizing biological flying insects, mainly. Domestic Spider (Tagenaria domestica) is one of the largest in Europe, with a body of 1 cm. and legs, about 6 cm. long. They are located in all parts of the house, preferably in damp places.
Is a spider native to the Americas, not found in Spain. Its resemblance to the European wolf spider did take the name of the people of Tarando (Italy). Legend says that, the one who gets bitten by this spider is compelled to perform a ritual dance called “tarantism.”As usual, these stories are far from reality.
It measures about 5-6 cm on average and, with its legs, reaches 12 cm. Their venom is not fatal, but can cause minor pain that can last an hour. Finally, we comment that its life span is long, and may reach around 20 years, the females.
They are very small arthropods, which can be viewed with a magnifying glass. There are a lot of different species (in the world are estimated around 500,000.)
There is also great variety of them, scabies, dust / common / home, those of birds, ham …
Scabies mites (Sarcoptes scabei): A mite of 150 to 440 microns (as is male or female.) Causes allergic itching, inflammation and blisters. It is transmitted by contact. There are specific protocols for dealing with this pest.
Dust Mite: Under this heading we group a number of species we usually find in our homes: the Dermatophagoides or dust mites orbed are a risk factor for people with asthma between 50-80%; or Glyciophagus, seeking moisture and are often found in upholstery, feeding on fungi and being allergies vectors …
Bird/ hen mites: (Dermanyssus spp) include various species that parasitize birds and domestic fowls. They can sting the human raceif they are short of food.
Ham mite: (Thyrophagus spp). We can find them in the shape of of tiny white specks in hams. Many people say that help flavor, just as happens with the fermentation of some blue cheese, to name an example.