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Spiders

Biology

Spiders (order Araneae) are air-breathing arthropods that have chelicerae with fangs that inject venom. They are the largest order of arachnids and rank seventh in total species diversity among all other groups of organisms.

Pest Facts

Color: Varies. Brown to Black
 
Legs: Eight
Shape: Round
Size: 1/16 to 3 1/2 inches
Antennae: No
Flying : No
Region : All 50 states

Habits

All spiders are predators, feeding mainly on insects and other small arthropods. Brown recluse spiders are nocturnal and eat other bugs like cockroaches and crickets. Male brown recluse spiders wander farther than females and will crawl into shoes or other clothing. Black widow spiders spin their webs near ground level. They often build their webs in protected areas, such as in boxes and in firewood.

Habitat

There are over 35,000 described species of spiders worldwide, with about 3,000 occurring in North America. Many species of spiders are household pests. Wherever their food is available, spiders are likely to be found.Spiders are found worldwide on every continent except for They are most often found around wood piles and gain entry into a structure when firewood is carried into a building. They are also found under eaves, in boxes, and other areas where they are undisturbed.

Threats

Most spiders in the area bite in defense and do not bite humans instinctively. They will bite humans when the clothing they are hiding in is worn. Some spider bites are painful and can produce an open, ulcerating sore. When spider webs are visible, use caution before putting your hands or feet in that area.

Prevention

Store clothing and shoes inside plastic containers, and shake out all clothing that has been in a hamper before wearing or washing.

When the pest is becoming a nuisance, an inspection and proper treatment of the structure by a professional is recommended.

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