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Desert Tarantula

Pest Identification:
Appearance:
Tarantulas grow to be 3 to 4 inches in length. Females have lighter shades of brown and tan hair, while males have shades of black and red hair.
Habits:
Typically lives in burrows in the ground. Can also be found between logs, under rocks and other small crevices. Females live up to 25 years.
Diet:
Tarantulas feed on insects, scorpions, lizards, and other spiders.
Reproduction:
These arachnids can lay up to 300 eggs. Surviving young stay in their burrow for 7 weeks before leaving.
Other Information:
Despite many people's fears - tarantulas are not dangerous to humans. They are very docile and likely won't bite anything bigger than they are.