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Why do humans kill house spiders, moths, and daddy long legs?

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Some species of grain moth will lay eggs in flour, cereals and grains. Some spiders are quite venomous or build webs, while others like phidippus species Jumping spiders do not build webs , are not harmful to humans and love to eat black widows. Daddy Long Legs aka Harvestmen are technically not spiders. read more

But daddy long legs are not really spiders, and I always think of moths as just little white or gray butterflies, so I don't know why people kill those. I also hate killing ants, especially because they do not spread disease, and actually eat bedbugs and other mites. read more

If you are talking about the spiders, I can at least give you an idea of what utility the long legs have for these spiders. When venomous prey, let's say it's a mature female yellow jacket, gets caught in a web, it is a very perilous opportunity for the spider. read more

There is a myth that states that daddy longlegs are the most toxic of all spiders, but their mouths are too small to inflict any damage to humans. This myth is false! They are not spiders and do not have venom so they are not poisonous. read more

Part of the question depends on if you are referring to the group of spiders known as"daddy long legs" (Pholcidae) or the animals called harvestmen, which are usually referred to as daddy long legs, and aren't actually spiders. read more

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