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American House Spiders

Female American house spiders range in length from 3/16th-5/16th of an inch. Males of the species are slightly smaller in size. They are yellowish-brown in color and have a dirty white abdomen. They also have distinctive dark chevron markings on their bodies. This spider is the most common species to be found inside homes all across North America.

 

Are house spiders dangerous?

American house spiders can bite, but usually only do so if they are being cornered, threatened, or squished. The venom from their bite generally does not cause a problem for people, but in some rare circumstances an allergic reaction can occur. American house spiders are generally considered to be nuisance pests.

Why do I have a house spider problem?

As their name suggests, this type of spider is commonly found living inside of homes and other buildings, creating webs to catch their prey. American house spider webs are often found in corners of ceilings, closets, attics and basements. They can be especially prevalent in the fall as they move inside to find a safe place to overwinter in.

How do I get rid of American house spiders?

The best way to get rid of house spiders from your home and property is with the help of a professional. At All-American Pest Control, we offer pest control services for American house spiders through our Perimeter Plus Pest Control or Green Choice Pest Control programs.

Can I do it myself?

Trying to take care of pest problems on your own can be dangerous, difficult and frustrating. The safest and most effective way to completely eliminate a spider infestation is by getting help from a professional. If you need help getting rid of American house spiders in your home, contact the professionals at All-American Pest Control today.

Why choose All-American Pest Control?

With over 50 years of pest control experience, we know the time, effort and commitment it takes to solve problems with spiders and other pests. With All-American Pest Control, you’ll receive services, a serious commitment, and thorough treatments from our trained experts.

How can I prevent an American house spider problem in the future?

Preventing house spiders can be difficult, but there are steps you can take to help deter and exclude them:

  • Seal all cracks and crevices found in your home’s foundation and exterior walls.

  • Caulk gaps around exterior windows and doors.

  • Make sure door sweeps are installed on all doors.

  • Check to see if screens are completely intact and replace any that are not.

  • Ensure that your chimney has a tight fitting cap

  • Trim trees and bushes away from your home.

 

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