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 house spider infestation.
Let’s take a look!
- 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
- yellowish brown colored with dark stripes
- not a threat to humans
- create tangled webs
- 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 colored with a dark brown mark on their back
- often found in closets, attics, and basements
- bite in defense
- bites require immediate medical attention
Black Widow Spiders
- 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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