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5 Common House Spiders

You’ve seen them before, and you’ll see them again … house spiders.


There are a handful of common house spiders local to our area, so we thought we’d share a little more information about them so you know what you’re dealing with. Let us know if you start meeting these spiders regularly as it may be an indication of a┬áhouse spider infestation.


Let’s take a look!


Wolf Spiders


Wolf Spiders | AActionPC.net


  • dark brown colored with pale stripes
  • do not spin webs
  • usually only bite when handled
  • eat a variety of insects
  • considered beneficial in gardens


Common House Spiders


Common House Spiders | AActionPC.net


  • yellowish brown colored with dark stripes
  • not a threat to humans
  • create tangled webs


Jumping Spiders


Jumping Spiders | AActionPC.net


  • usually black (can also be brown, tan or gray)
  • have pale markings on their backs
  • prefer the sun
  • active during the day
  • have keen vision
  • great jumpers
  • not considered dangerous


Brown Recluse Spiders


Brown Recluse Spiders | AActionPC.net


  • brown colored with a dark brown mark on their back
  • nocturnal
  • often found in closets, attics, and basements
  • bite in defense
  • bites require immediate medical attention


Black Widow Spiders


Black Widow Spiders | AActionPC.net


  • black colored with a red mark on their abdomens
  • spin irregular webs near the ground
  • females are aggressive and bite in defense
  • have a venomous bite


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