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Many species of spiders are common household pests in the United States. Spiders are considered a beneficial pest because of their prey to other pests and many people do not consider spider control measures for most spiders. Because spiders have eight legs, they are easy to separate from pests, which have only six legs. Another distinction between spiders and other pests is that spiders do not have wings or antennae. 

SPIDER CONTROL CAN BE EXTREMELY DIFFICULT.  BUT THERE ARE SOME THINGS THAT YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT HOW THEIR BEHAVIOR CAN AFFECT YOU AND YOUR HOME

facts, identification, & control

  • Location:  Some populations are found in humid and moist locations like basements and crawl spaces. Other Spiders prefer dry and warm places. They can be found in upper corners of rooms and attics as well as sub floor air-vents. Spiders prefer to hide in dark areas and in cracks as a retreat in order to construct material for their webs.
  • What if I Get Bit by a Spider?  The California Poison Control Center recommends keeping the wound clean and treating the symptoms that follow. If the bite becomes infected or does not heal, see a physician.
  • Are Spiders Bites Deadly?  All spiders use venom in order to kill their prey . However, not all spiders have venom that is dangerous to humans.
  • Not Insects: Spiders differ from pests in that fact that they have eight legs instead of six.  Their exoskeleton is also on the outside of their bodies as opposed to humans and pests, where the skeleton is on the inside of their bodies.
  • Do-it-yourself-ineffectiveness:  The highly mobile eight-legged animals will come back to an area that's been sprayed because, unlike pests, they're not strongly affected by residual pesticides. To prevent spiders from coming inside the house, arachnologists suggest sealing off any cracks or gaps where spiders can slip in. But to control pests that can cause damage to your property—such as termites—why not let their natural predators, spiders, inside to do the work?

types of spiders

Want to learn more about the types of spiders that are typically found in your region of the country?

Get started with the list below:

  • ANT MIMIC SPIDER
  • BANDED GARDEN SPIDER
  • BLACK AND YELLOW GARDEN SPIDER
  • BLACK WIDOW SPIDER
  • BRAZILIAN WANDERING SPIDER
  • BROWN RECLUSE SPIDER
  • CAMEL SPIDERS
  • CROSS ORBWEAVER SPIDER
  • DADDY LONGLEGS
  • DARK FISHING SPIDER
  • FIELD GIANT HUNTSMAN SPIDER
  • FUNNEL-WEB SPIDER
  • GARDEN SPIDER
  • GRASS SPIDER
  • HACKLEMESH WEAVER SPIDER
  • LONG LEGGED SAC SPIDER
  • SIX-SPOTTED FISHNG SPIDER
  • TARANTULA SPIDER
  • WOLF SPIDER
  • WOODLOUSE SPIDER

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