I've had a thought on just why false widow spiders are suddenly getting such bad press when we've been living with them for over 100 years.
When the media puts fear in the minds of a society it's a power that can control a market. What market could possibly profit from this other than those that provide chemicals to deal with the mass fumigation of areas where the spider has been found. Pesticides are known to be a serious factor in why bees have declined so much. Calls for a ban on certain products have probably affected sales which has a knock on effect. Have those with financial links to these big companies created this frenzy against the noble false widow spider?
The bigger picture is the ultimate goal for those that wish to control us. I'm talking about the companies that want to control what we eat, by that I mean GM foods and ultimately factory processed and even factory made food.
To have that much power over us, it's necessary to limit food produced naturally. To do that you need to get rid of all insects in particular the pollinators. Have you heard about the Asian hornets coming over? Yup, lets panic and kill anything that looks hornet like. Wasps, bees, hover flies, etc..
Back to the spiders then.
Ok, say those that live with the fear of Steatoda Nobilis(noble false widow spider) take steps to fumigate the place. You'll be wiping out all spiders in that area. Spiders feed on insects, so what are you going to do with all these insects, how will the farmers, gardeners, etc deal with them?
That's right. Let's bung some good old chemicals at them. Chemicals that leak into the ground, the water ways and therefore into you. How often do you feel unwell, out of sorts and go to the pharmacy for a little remedy? That's great, your investing in the same companies that are wanting to wipe out our insects.
So one organisation controls your health and where you get your food from. Now that's power..