Swarms of spiders have cost auto manufacturer Toyota dearly. Errors have caused recalls, and the cause is spidery:
Arachnids have been weaving their webs inside the cars' condensers—and the webs, in turn, have done what nature has designed them to do: trip things up...
"So far, Toyota is aware of three airbag deployments as a result of this and 35 cases of warning lights coming on"...
We'll see how far this goes.
But it's not a new thing:
In 2011, Mazda recalled more than 50,000 of its Mazda6 sedans after the company realized that the vent lines for the model's gas tank could be compromised by, yep, spider webs. Which is all to say, this October, that if you're scared of spiders ... you're probably totally justified.
Consider the spider strategem a new front in Earth's war against the human race.