Spider Profiles - Common Types of Spiders Found Around The Home
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Spider Profiles

February 10th, 2015

These are the most common types of spiders that a homeowner will come across during their lifetime.

Black Widows:

  • ½” in sizeshutterstock_152352431
  • Adult female carries dangerous venom
  • Shiny, black body with a red hour glass underbelly
  • Likes to hide in dark, undisturbed areas
  • Most active at night
  • Usually only attacks in self-defense
  • Bites are most dangerous to young and elderly

Brown Recluse:

  • ¼”-3/4” in sizeshutterstock_129778322
  • Dark, violin shape on the top of the leg
  • Predominantly found in Southern parts of US.
  • Bites can cause tissue loss and necrosis

Yellow Sac Spider:

  • 1/4”-3/8” in sizeshutterstock_81839737
  • Garden dwellers
  • Good climbers
  • Active at night
  • Bite feels like a bee sting
  • Bites can cause swelling or sores

Hobo Spider:

  • ½ – ¾ “ in size
  • Reluctant biters
  • Not aggressiveshutterstock_113117005
  • Dark brown body with distinct yellow marks on abdomen
  • Usually found in basements or ground-floor levels
  • Bites can cause blisters, nausea or weakness
  • Commonly found in Western parts of the U.S.

If you are having problems with any of these spiders and would like more information on the proper techniques for spider control, please call 1-800-533-6330.