Hobo Spider

Ant
Brown
Color
11-14 mm
Size
8
Legs
Very Not
Danger
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Hobo spiders are also known as aggressive house spiders because of its colors and features. They are most commonly mistaken for the brown recluse spider because of it characteristics that are hard to see with the naked eye. One thing that you may notice are their eight eyes that are all chunked together. These spiders grow to be about 11-14 mm long and have eight legs. Hobo spiders feed on other insects and spiders and do so by catching them with their webs shaped like funnels. Their webs are also a place that they mate. Most of these webs are found in dark areas that are humid. Hobo spiders only bite when they feel as though they are being threatened.

Signs of Infestation:

There are a few signs that may prove you have a hobo spider infestation. The first will be just seeing these pests come around in different areas of your home. You will also notice funnel-shaped webs in places that are dark and humid. When they are outside, you want to be careful where there are rocks and woodpiles, as these are areas they are usually found. These spiders only bite when they feel threatened, but medical attention is usually not needed if bitten. If you have an infestation, your best bet would be to contact a pest technician to safely remove these spiders.

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