A while back I wrote a blog post on how to get rid of spiders in your house. I had a number of reasons for writing that post, which are implied in the post itself. I wrote the post some time ago but in July 2012 I upgraded it to have a better SEO factor, and it has been regularly visited since then. Most blog posts get a lot of hits in the beginning and then are mostly ignored thereafter. This post has never had a large number of page views on a given day, but its popularity has not followed the usual curve of being relatively high over the first 48 hours then disappearing into obscurity thereafter. I noticed the post was starting to get more hits over the last few days. I’ve always figured a post like this would have a seasonal aspect. So, now that the post has been up and optimized long enough, I queried Google Analytics for page views since July 2012, and indeed, there is a seasonal signal that I suspect represents the seasonal infestation of spiders, or at least, their abundance, in homes mainly in North America. Here’s the graph:
So there you go. This should launch an entirely new subfield of organismic biology and informatics.