When you suck up a spider with the vacuum cleaner, does it walk out again? And how long can a spider survive in the dust bag?
Well, if a spider who goes through a vacuum cleaner hose in high speed is so lucky to get undamaged all the way down to the dust, it will probably do everything to get out of the darkness again.
And if the spider is unable to find a way out, it can easily survive for several weeks or months in the dust bag. Well nourished spiders can reduce their metabolism and thus go without food for over 200 days.
But even though many people find spiders terrifying and creepy, most spiders in Europe are completely harmless to humans.
However, spiders have been known to travel with fruit and deliveries from other countries, where there is a variety of poisonous spiders.
Here is a list of the top 10 most venomous spiders in the world.
So if you happen to suck up a spider with the vacuum cleaner, the "problem" is not necessarily gone. It could be there, patiently waiting...
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