SPIDERS

Spiders are consistently reported as one of the number one phobias. More people are afraid of spiders than just about anything else. Our customers certainly aren’t big fans of having these creepy crawlies cruising around their places of residence. Check out our collection of pictures and information on some of the more common spiders that we are contacted about.


Wolf SpidersWSFrontRightBigShadow

Description: There are many genera of Wolf Spider, ranging in body size from less than 1 mm to 5 inches. They have eight eyes arranged in three rows.

 


hobo-spider1Hobo Spiders

Description: The keys to the identification of the Hobo Spider will be the eye arrangement and the pattern of darker “fishbone” or chevron stripes on their upper abdomen. The 8 eyes are in two parallel rows of 4 ocelli across the front of the cephalothorax.


SpiderBlack Widow Spiders

Description: The body of the female black widow is about ½ inch long, glossy with a nearly globe-like abdomen. The abdomen has two triangular red spots on its underside arranged in such a way that the spots look like an hourglass.


SpiderBrown Recluse Spiders

Description: Brown Spiders have 6 eyes, arranged as 3 pairs in an arc across the front. Most spiders have 8 eyes, and no other groups have the eyes placed in the same pattern as the Brown Recluse spiders.


SpiderHouse Spiders

Description: House spiders are the most frequently found in human dwelling places. Some of the more prevalent house spider species include the common house spider, the domestic house spider, the aggressive house spider and the brown house spider.


SpiderGarden Spiders

Description: As their name suggests, they are found outdoors and in gardens. Garden spiders are not aggressive and are more likely to retreat from than attack humans. However, in cases of extreme provocation, garden spiders may bite.


SpiderJumping Spiders

Description: The Jumping Spider family (Salticidae) contains more than 500 described genera and about 5,000 described species, making it the largest family of spiders. Jumping spiders have good vision and use it for hunting and navigating.


SpiderSac Spiders

Description: There are several species of Sac Spiders in the U.S., and for whatever reason they appear to be more inclined to bite people with less provocation.

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