Beware, fake spider webs a danger for wildlife

Experts warn they can be a literal death trap

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LYNCHBURG, Va. – Beware of the tangled webs you weave this holiday season.

Those fake spider webs that give your house a creepy feel may delight trick-or-treaters on Halloween, but they’re even scarier than you might think.

Experts warn they can be a literal death trap for insects and other wildlife, like birds and chipmunks.

When an insect gets stuck in a real spider web, it’s a normal part of the food chain. When they get caught in a fake one, nothing comes along to eat them.

As you decorate for the holiday, experts suggest skipping out on the fake spider webs entirely.


About the Author:

Kortney joined the 10 News team as a Lynchburg Bureau Reporter in May 2021.