NEW JERSEY – If you feel like you’re running into spider webs everywhere right now, you probably are. Here’s why:
Most garden spiders hatch in the spring, reproduce and die in the fall, according to the New Jersey Division of Fish and Wildlife.
“The spiders lie low in the summer-trying not to get eaten-and now the survivors are large enough to start spinning webs. And they’re in a hurry because the females need to lay their eggs before they die,” according to Fish and Wildlife officials.
One Myth is that spiders are insects.
To learn more truth about some common spider myths, visit burkemuseum.org/blog/curated/spider-myths.