House Spider

3.8-6 mm
Very Not
SCHEDULE MY INSPECTION The most common spiders that are found in homes around the world are house spiders. These creatures are usually a yellowish brown with a white abdomen that is sometimes dirty. When it comes to the size of these spiders they are about 3.8 to 6 mm in length. They are notorious for hanging out in areas that are dark and secluded. If they feel as though they are being threatened, they may even pretend to play dead just so that they are not attacked. Most of these pests get in your home from the cracks and crevices and end up building their colony there. These pests can live for more than a year and the female spiders have the potential to lay hundreds of eggs. Throughout her life span, she can deposit 12 or more egg sacs and within each sac has 140 to 388 eggs.

Signs of Infestation:

While a house spider infestation may not be as dangerous as you may think, they will get on your nerves. These spiders love making webs everywhere you go and will leave them to go hide in different areas of your home. They usually nest in areas that are quiet and where most people don't go around such as your basement, cupboards, or under furniture. When they are outside, they are usually found in bushes where there is a good amount of space to hide and build webs to catch insects. Other areas where you might find an infestation is somewhere that has your cardboard boxes lingering around. They are attracted to cardboard and will also nest in these areas. House spiders feed on insects so if you have a lot of them around your home, you may find an increased amount of spiders.

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