It’s not contagious but there are a lot of people who exhibit signs of arachnophobia as summer ends and the cooler fall weather encourages the appearance of spiders. Fear of spiders (arachnophobia) is a problem that is obvious to us every year as web site visitors send their spider photos for identification and express their concerns about being bitten by the specimen. Obviously we cannot publish them all, especially when we have already published very similar or identical specimens. The common question asked: “Is it dangerous”. Very seldom do we see any that would cause a problem. Humans are not a food source for spiders. For more information on how to prevent problems with spiders see: http://pestcontrolcanada.com/spiders . Only very high quality photos of unusual spiders will be published for identification.