Your Guide to Household Spiders

Black Widow

Black Widow Spider

There are different kinds of household spiders and knowing the difference between them can help you figure out how to get rid of them. Keep reading to learn more about household spiders and what they can do.

Grass Spiders

Grass spiders, or agelenidae, spin webs on most kind of vegetation throughout the day and the night. They make funnel-shaped webs and wait in a hole until some prey gets stuck in the web. They have either 6 or 8 eyes that are set up in two rows.

Garden Spiders

Garden spiders, or araneidae, eat other insects that get trapped in the web. They make silky webs in concentric circles that are often symmetrical. The spider either waits at the center of the web or near the edge until the prey gets trapped.

Sac Spiders

Sac spiders, or clubionidae, stalk their prey. They hide in tubes or sacs that they spin underneath the bark, in leaves, or on plants. These spiders are usually nocturnal, pale in color, and have a few markings.

Wolf Spiders

Wolf spiders attack prey that is walking on the ground. They hunt during the day and at night. They rest in a thick web and wait to attack prey that crosses their path. Wolf spiders walk on long, hairy legs.

Black Widow Spiders

Black widow spiders are very dangerous. If you are bitten by a black widow, you will need immediate medical care. Most females have shiny black bodies, thin back legs, and a red or orange hourglass-type shape on the underside of their bodies. If you see any spiders like this at your home, you should call a pest control company as soon as possible.

If spiders are becoming a problem at your home, call Essential Pest Management for help. With some of the best pest control services in the Tucson area, we make it easy to get rid of these unwanted guests for good. To learn more about our services, visit us online or call (520) 886-3029.

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