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DESERT TARANTULA

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.

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