5 Common Spiders in United States
There are at least 3000 different spiders found in North America. Some you will find in your home, others you won’t.
Usually dark brown in color with a paler stripe or marking. They hunt at night and will shelter during the day in a dark place. They do not spin webs instead they chase down their prey.
Wolf Spiders are big and hairy and look scary. They typically will only bite if handled. They feed on insects and are beneficial to any garden.
Common House Spiders
Most common spider most often seen indoors. Yellow and brown in color and have a dirty white abdomen with several dark stripes that meet at an angle. They create a tangled web to try and catch their prey. This type of spider is a nuisance pest and poses no threat to humans. They do not thrive in modern homes because of low humidity and few insects for food.
Usually black but can be brown, tan, or gray with pale markings on their backs. Active during the daytime and prefer the sunshine. They have great vision and are excellent jumpers.
A jumping spider’s bite is not poisonous, and they aren’t considered dangerous pests. They can be found in homes around windows and doors where you will find sunlight.
Brown Recluse Spiders
Nocturnal spiders, brown in color and have characteristic dark brown violin-looking mark on their back. Indoors they can be found in undisturbed areas like closets, attics, crawl spaces and basements. Mesa Spider Pest Control AZ
A brown recluse will bite in defense and does not bite humans instinctively. They are capable of injecting venom that can cause intense pain, blisters and even open ulcers. If bitten, you should seek immediate medical attention.
Black Widow Spiders
Black widows are black with a red hourglass on their abdomen. They are only active when the temperature is 70 degrees or higher. They spin irregular webs and build at night near ground level.
Female Black Widows are aggressive and bite in defense, especially after laying eggs and guarding eggs. Their venom can be fatal, but in most cases this is rare and usually can be prevented with prompt medical treatment. Mesa Spider Pest Control AZ
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