Not sure what is drawing them here. My horse has been boarded for the last month, so is it because the barn is not being used? I am down there several times per day feeding cats, but there are no horses or other activity in there right now.
They are everywhere. The stall walls are covered. They don't appear to be harming anything and don't know if I should welcome them (are they eating other bugs?) or get them to move on?
Daddy Long Legs where I live Australia are one of the most venomous spiders however their teeth are too short to bite you which makes them very good deterrents for other spiders. I always feel bad if I vacuum one as they take out the red back spiders.
OK, are these the normal "non-spider" daddy long legs or the daddy long legs that actually are spiders? I'm pretty sure the creature I'm referring to (non-spider, long spindly legs, not harmful) doesn't make webs -- one reason they aren't spiders.
lolita1, I've heard that is not true, at least of the daddy long legs I'm thinking of -- it's a tale. But, maybe that I heard it's a tale is a tale
Yes, Bacchus, I'm pretty sure that is what they are. There are no webs. I really don't have an issue with them OTHER than the quantity!! Pretty sure it is an urban legend about them being so venomous. I have been running my hand through the millions piled onto each other and they are so soft! Probably an ick factor for the arachnophobes.
EWWW...did you read where they can detach their legs (which keep on walking) to confuse preditors? Creepy.
I guess I'll just bring my horses home and see if they can either co-exist or maybe the spiders will move along.