She noted that the phenomena had been seen before in the region in 2003, and that the spiders would soon die off, and the web would degrade naturally, leaving the vegetation undamaged.
Video footage shot in the western town of Aitoliko shows the webs covering everything from street signs to grass and palm trees in a veil of silk, with what appears to be hundreds of spiders lurking underneath.
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Oh, what a tangled web is being woven along the coast of a small town in Greece ― and it's more than 1,000 feet long. This year, a sizable increase in the mosquito population is also an important driver for the spiders' prolific web spinning. Experts said that the scene was created by a type of spider that feeds on the mosquito population in the area.
"When animal finds abundant food, high temperatures and sufficient humidity, it has the ideal conditions to be able to make larger population", she added. They thrive in hot, humid temperatures and continue to reproduce during that time. "But I have never seen any spider webs this big in my life".More news: Nokia 7.1 Plus press renders leaked ahead of launch
Warm temperatures, flawless humidity levels for the creepy crawlies and a spike in mosquitos-which they feast on- caused the boom in the population of Tetragnatha in the seaside town, she said.
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The spiders are not a danger to humans, the report said.
Although neither the gnats or the spiders are unsafe to humans, CNN predicts getting rid of the webs will require a lot of dusting.More news: Ways to help those impacted by Hurricane Florence