The yellow sac spider hits the road with the Mazda 6

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The yellow sac spider hits the road with the Mazda 6

 

Mazda 6 recall: Beware the yellow sac spider and the web it weaves

By Melissa Bell

The Washington Post Blog

In Friday's terrifying news story of the day, a tiny spider's web might crack apart your car engine and start a fire. But only if you have a Mazda 6. And no one has any idea why this is happening.

The news has forced Mazda to recall 65,000 cars in the United States, Canada and Mexico. The spider is the yellow sac spider.Yellow Sac Spider Mazda dealers reported 20 cases of webs being found in a vent connected to the fuel tank system. The webs could clog the ventilation system, applying pressure to the fuel tank, which could then crack and cause a fuel leakage. The Associated Press reports:

"Mazda spokesman Jeremy Barnes said dealers had identified 20 cases in which spider webs were found in the vents. The webs were linked to yellow sac spiders, Barnes said, but it was unclear why they were crawling into the Mazda 6 rather than other vehicles.Adding to the mystery, Barnes said the arachnoid attraction to the sporty cars -- which the company has marketed with its 'zoom-zoom' tagline -- had no specific connection to a particular region of North America."

Click here to read the entire article at The Washington Post's Blog

 

About the Yellow Sac Spider

The Cheiracanthium, also known as the yellow sac spider is a genus of spiders in the Miturgidae family. Certain species are commonly known as the "yellow sac spider". They are usually pale to in colour, and have an abdomen that can range from yellow to beige. 

The yellow sac spider's venom is necrotic (premature death of cells and living tissue and can cause a small lesion in humans. Because of the necrotic nature of the wound, MRSA (a bacterium responsible for several difficult-to-treat infections in humans) infection is a danger and victims are advised to seek medical treatment. 

For more information on Spiders Clark Pest Control treats, visit our spider page.

 

 

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Comments

I can't wait until they figure this one out.That is if they can.
Posted @ Tuesday, March 29, 2011 4:30 PM by AllSafe
I posted this same article on my facebook page! It is amazing how such a small insect can create such a huge problem! Glad I don't own a Mazda! Great blog, thanks
Posted @ Wednesday, March 30, 2011 2:43 PM by Action Pest Control
I posted this same article on my facebook page! It is amazing how such a small insect can create such a huge problem! Glad I don't own a Mazda! Great blog, thanks
Posted @ Wednesday, March 30, 2011 2:44 PM by Action Pest Control
Wow! That is crazy!
Posted @ Wednesday, March 30, 2011 6:26 PM by Emily
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