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Do spiders have any predators?

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Known predators of spiders include other spiders, praying mantis, wasps, ants, snakes, birds, scorpions, lizards and small mammals. Humans are also threats to spiders.

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While many people kill spiders that are found in the home, most spider species are not a threat to humans. Spiders in the home can prove beneficial for humans because spiders eat other insects and pests, such as termites, which may pose a bigger problem for the home. Some spider species are harmful to humans, so anyone bitten by a spider should keep the wound clean and consult a physician if it does not heal or becomes worse, states the National Geographic website.

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