"No, sweetie. You're not swallowing spiders in your sleep"
And other myths.
In South Africa, it's not uncommon to find a suspicious looking spider in your house from time to time.
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Every family household has a story or two to tell about the eight-legged friend that came to visit at some point.
There are all sorts of myths about the dangers of spiders. If you want to know why we're so afraid of spiders, how to keep them away from the house and what exactly is fact and myth, check out this great infographic below:
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