There are more than 35,000 species of spiders worldwide but less than a 1,000 of these are found in India.
Although they are seen as beneficial to our environment, many people do have an inherent fear of spiders, known as Arachnophobia. This causes feelings of uneasiness at the mere sight of spiders, leading to excessive sweating, crying and panic attacks.
Thankfully, most species of spiders found across India are not considered dangerous and they rarely bite. If you do get a spider bite, it often has little effect on most people, while a few species can cause an exceptional reaction due to their venom.