Some of the more common species of spiders that people come into contact with include the following:

  • Black widow spiders
  • Brown recluse spiders
  • Daddy longlegs/Cellar spiders
  • House spiders
  • Spiny-backed orb weavers
  • Wolf spiders


While it is common for people to be intimidated or scared of spiders, the truth is that most species we come into contact with are harmless. Examples of nuisance spiders are wolf spiders, house spiders, cellar spiders, and spiny-backed orb weavers. These spiders possess venom strong enough to paralyze their prey, but not enough to harm people.

In the United States, there are a couple of species of spiders that are dangerous to people, and you should always avoid them. These are the brown recluse and the black widow. Being bitten by either means a necessary trip to a medical professional.

Spiders live in our yards because they provide them with everything they need: food, water, and secluded shelter. Gardens, grass, trees, shrubs, gardens, the outside of homes, and outbuildings provide plenty of places for spiders to live and hunt for insects. If you have problems with insects in your yard or home, you will also have issues with spiders.

Spiders prefer to live outside, hiding in dark, secluded areas. Some species, like spiny-backed orb weavers, build ornate webs, while others, like wolf spiders, create burrows in the ground. Spiders move into homes following their prey. Inside, these reclusive creatures hide in basements, attics, closets, doorways, and other quiet spots.

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In addition to our residential pest control and commercial pest control services, use the following tips to prevent spider infestations:

  • Keep outdoor lights that attract insects to your home, turned off whenever possible.
  • Inspect the exterior of your house and seal up any openings you find.
  • Place mesh covers over vents leading into your home.
  • Replace torn or loose screens.
  • Place weatherstripping around windows and doors.
  • Dust frequently to remove spider webs from your house.
  • Cut back overgrown grass and other vegetation away from your home’s foundation.
  • Remove debris like fallen trees, leaf piles, rock piles, and excess wood piles from your yard.