House Spider

(Achaearanea tepidariorum)

Recognition: Roughly 1/4" in body length. Color can range from gray to black with legs yellowish-orange.

Bio: Female spiders yield eggs sacs that can contain up to 300 eggs. They hatch in one to two weeks depending on temperature and humidity. They will construct heir webs most commonly in ceiling corners, window frames, basements garages and other secluded areas.

Control: A thorough inspection of the property should be conducted. The primary focus will be on ensuring the property is in good physical condition. Properly screened and sealed windows and doors. Removing any clutter or debris is important. These are some changes that can reduce spider populations. Appropriately labeled pesticides can then be used as contact solutions for removing webs. Applications can also be made to common spider harborage areas as a preventative measure.