Orb spiders are named after their distinctive round, wheel-shaped webs that they create to catch prey in. They are also called garden spiders because they are most commonly found outside in your landscaping. Their webs are very strong and can reach 60 cm in diameter. Orb spiders have hairy or spiny legs, and range in size from ¼th to 1 inch in length. They are light brown to black in color and have different brightly colored markings (yellow, red, orange, etc.) depending on the species.
Are orb spiders dangerous?
Orb spiders are not aggressive, but they may bite when cornered or squished. The venom from an orb spider is usually not strong enough to affect a person and typically only causes the area around the bite to become raised and red.
Why do I have an orb spider problem?
Around homes, orb spiders build their webs in the branches of trees and bushes, in gardens, and in the corners of doorways, porches, and decks. Orb spiders also commonly build their webs near or next to porch lights since the insects that they eat are drawn to light. They are the most common spider you'll find in your landscaping.
How do I get rid of orb spiders?
The best way to get rid of orb spiders from your home and property is with the help of a professional. At All-American Pest Control, we offer pest control services for orb spiders through our Perimeter Plus Pest Control program.
Can I do it myself?
Trying to take care of pest problems on your own can be dangerous, ineffective, and generally ends up costing you more in both time and money. The safest and most effective way to completely eliminate an orb spider infestation is by getting help from a professional. If you need help getting rid of orb spiders in or around your home, contact the professionals at All-American Pest Control today.
Why choose All-American Pest Control?
With over 50 years of experience, we know the time, effort and commitment it takes to solve your problems with orb 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 orb spider problem in the future?
Preventing orb spiders can be difficult, but there are a few things that you can do around your home to try and help thwart them. Seal gaps in your home’s foundation, exterior walls, and along your roof line. Trim trees and bushes away from your home's exterior and create garden areas away from your house.