Cellar spiders have about 20 different species amongst them. There are short bodied ones and long bodied ones. They are labeled by the length of their legs. The short bodied spiders have legs that are about 5/16 inches long while the long ones have legs that reach up to two inches. Many often mistaken these long bodied spiders as “daddy long legs.” Cellar spiders like to hang out in areas that are damp such as the basement or cellar, which is where they got their name. When on their webs, they are usually hanging upside down waiting for their prey. Although we do recommend that you contact a professional, you can also use chemical and non-chemical products to eliminate cellar spiders.
A cellar spider infestation should not worry you too much as they are not harmful creatures. They don’t bite and the only thing that will disturb you is probably their webs. If you have an infestation, you will most likely find these pests hanging around areas such as your cellar. They prefer to be in dark areas that are quiet and where they won’t be bothered. Another thing you will notice with an infestation is the increase of webs around your home. These creatures are not poisonous and don’t bite so although they are creepy, find comfort in knowing they cause no harm.