Thousands of Spiders Invade Tennessee, Spin Half-Mile Long Web

One spider is enough to send most people running for the hills. But residents in this North Memphis, Tennessee town are living in a world with thousands of spiders and a half-mile long web that appears to grow every single day.

Spiders fall from the sky. Source: Distractify.com
Spiders fall from the sky. Source: Distractify.com

The Memphis Zoo Curator Steve Reichling told WMC in Memphis that the infestation is a natural “mass dispersal” of harmless, beneficial spiders. He went on to say that there are possibly millions of spiders that just happen to be emerging at the same time and the spiders are most likely sheet web spiders.

“The presence of these spiders tells us that all is well with nature at that location,” he added. But people in the town are desperate and calling for help from officials. They say they can’t go more than one hour on their front porch without seeing hundreds of spiders wandering around.

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One resident even said she doesn’t feel safe sitting in her home because spiders are always seen creeping up the walls and on the ceiling. And that’s not even counting the spiders that are constantly seen outside, blowing in the wind and just being a general creepy spot in most people’s days.

WMC Action News 5 – Memphis, Tennessee