Beware of the tangled webs you weave this spooky season.
Those fake spider webs that give your house a creepy feel are even scarier than you might think.
Experts warn they can be a literal death trap for insects and other wildlife—like bats and birds.
When a bug gets stuck in a real spider web, it’s a normal part of the food chain, but a fake one can impact our ecosystem.
“Every time an animal gets injured or gets affected by a fake spider web, were affecting the food chain and biology and natural history of these species,” said Dr. Ernesto Dominguez, a Southwest Virginia Wildlife Center veterinarian.
Veterinarians suggest adding fake spider webs inside your home instead of outdoors.