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Why are spiders important to the ecosystem?

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Anika Nicole

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Answered Dec 17, 2019

One of the most helpful contributions of spiders to the ecosystem is to make sure that insect populations will be properly controlled. Spiders are also one of the food sources of different animals that are living in the wild. There are a lot of birds that feed on spiders. There are also some birds, lizards, and desert mammals that particularly search for spiders that they can feed on.

Without spiders, it will be harder for these animals to live too. Plus, the insect population may also increase. There are a lot of people who do not know that aside from being outdoors, they can also have an effect on our indoor ecosystem, especially since there are a lot of spiders who may also live at home. They are in charge of reducing some of the insects that you normally find at home.

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Answered Dec 16, 2019

There are a lot of people who feel that spiders are pests because they are scary, and they lurk in dark places. Spiders are actually good for the ecosystem. They make sure that the insect population will be properly controlled. They also have the ability to regulate the crops because they will be eating the insects that may cause crops to become damaged.

If there would be no spiders, there will be a fewer amount of crops that will be available to people. This means that there might be a food shortage in the long run. There is also a big chance that there will be so many more insects if spiders are not available.

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Answered Dec 04, 2019

Spiders play a very important role in the ecosystem. Spiders eat common pests such as flies, mosquitoes, moths, bed bugs, fleas, and cockroaches. This helps prevent pests that can cause disease in our homes.

They eat bugs that also destroy plants. Spiders have proven to be effective as pesticides in combating crop filed bugs. Spiders are very important in keeping the arthropod population in check in the ecosystem.

Spider venom has also proven to be beneficial in medicine. Research shows that that Spider venom has potential in neurological disorders, strokes, seizures, pain control, and many more.

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