Myth: One specimen shows what's in my house

October 23, 2015
Rod Crawford

Myth: One specimen is enough of a sample to tell what spiders live in a house.

Fact: The underlying assumption is that "my house couldn't possibly have more than one kind of spider...and even one is too many!" In reality, a typical human dwelling may also be home to 10-30 different spider species. One specimen isn't going to tell you much.

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