While spiders and other small insects do, on occasion, enter human ears, they do not do so to lay eggs. Once inside the ear, spiders typically seek only to get back out.Continue Reading
There was a highly publicized case of a spider living within a human ear in 2012, when a Chinese doctor discovered one inside the ear of a female patient complaining of an itch. It had been living there for five days, having entered the ear as she slept.
Although spiders do not generally lay eggs in human ears, there have been cases of fly larvae living as parasites within the ears of humans and other vertebrates. However, this tends to be rare.Learn more about Spiders
It is an urban myth that people swallow spiders while sleeping. In reality, spiders tend to shy away from sleepers, who give off strange breathing vibrations and are not normal spider food. The arachnids prefer their own webs and prey.Full Answer >
Spiders are carnivorous animals, eating insects such as flies, moths, cockroaches, fleas, mosquitos and even other spiders. Some species, such as the tarantula and the Goliath bird eater, are large enough to eat small rodents, amphibians, lizards, snakes and small birds.Full Answer >
Although spiders are classified as both arthropods and arachnids, neither of those is the family name. Arthropoda is the phylum to which spiders belong, while arachnid is the class. No one family exists to which all spiders belong.Full Answer >
Pure bleach will kill spiders if it is applied directly to the insects. The easiest way to use bleach is to mix it with water in a spray bottle.Full Answer >