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Cellar Spiders

What are cellar spiders?

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Commonly referred to as “daddy long legs”, cellar spiders have distinctive long, skinny legs and a very small body.

They range in size from 1/4 to 3/8 of an inch. Cellar spiders come in several color variations including pale yellow, tan, light brown, and gray.

As their name suggests, these spiders tend to live in and hang out in dark, damp areas like basements.

Are cellar spiders dangerous?

Cellar spiders do not have the strength to bite humans and inject venom. They are considered nuisance pests. Once they catch prey in their web, they will abandon it and build a new one causing a lot of webs to be built in a relatively short period of time.

Why do I have a cellar spider problem?

Cellar spiders are drawn to dark areas with higher humidity levels. Therefore, they will invade bathrooms, garages, sheds, the corners of windows and ceilings, and in closets, crawl spaces, and in cabinets.

How do I get rid of cellar spiders?

The best way to get rid of cellar spiders and other types of spiders common to Tennessee is with the help of a professional. At All-American Pest Control, we offer pest control services for cellar spiders through our home pest control programs in our Middle Tennessee service area.


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Can I do it myself?

Do-it-yourself cellar spider elimination and control methods are often expensive, ineffective, and unsafe. The safest and most effective way to completely eliminate a cellar spider infestation is by getting help from a professional. If you need help getting rid of cellar spiders in or around your home, contact the professionals at All-American Pest Control today.

Why choose All-American Pest Control?

At All-American Pest Control, we know the time, effort, and commitment it takes to solve your spider infestation. When you contact our local pest control company, you can count on services from trained and friendly experts, serious commitment, and thorough treatments. After all, we have been taking care of pests for over 50 years!

How can I prevent a cellar spider problem in the future?

Preventing cellar spiders can be difficult, but there are a few things that you can do around your home to try and help prevent their presence:

  • Seal gaps in your home’s foundation and exterior walls.

  • Caulk cracks, holes or gaps around exterior doors and windows.

  • Be sure that the spaces around utility entrances are sealed.

  • Use a de-humidifier in high humidity areas of your home.

  • Repair or replace damaged window and door screens.

  • Install door sweeps on all exterior entrances.


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