Most Common Places To Find Yellow Sac Spiders
November 9, 2017
It’s common knowledge that most people don't really like spiders, we don’t like them in our house and we don’t like them in our gardens. Wouldn’t the world be a much better place without creepy crawly spiders? They are scary and seem to jump out at us when we least expect it. Not to mention their webs that clutter up the corners of rooms and hanging from ceilings and walls.
The yellow sac spider is a bit smaller spider than most, the adults can be up to 5/16th of an inch long. They are yellow in color with a slight green tinge. The tips of their long legs look like they were dipped in dark brown paint, and they have two rows of four eyes that are also dark brown.
These spiders like to create large web masterpieces outdoors, commonly in trees, shrubs, gardens, junk piles, leaf piles and firewood. They find their way indoors while searching for warmth and food to eat in the fall months. Indoors they can usually be found behind appliances, near faucets, in curtains, attics, closets, and basements, as well as, crawling up walls and ceilings. They are sneaky little spiders that can hide in plain sight. You may not see them, but they are there laying enormous amounts of eggs just waiting to come out.
Yellow sac spiders are of the predator type and will eat different insects and other spiders. They will bite if they are handled, but their venom is not usually strong enough to be harmful to a person. If it does cause a reaction it will consist of local short-term pain and soreness with a raised red welt.
In order to keep these pests out of your home, you will need to seal off any entry points that the spiders are getting in through. This includes sealing all cracks and crevices in your homes foundation and exterior walls. Install door sweeps and replace missing or damaged window screens. Reduce clutter in your home, especially in attics, closets and other storage areas. Remove organic debris piles from your yard, like leaf and wood piles that attract spiders onto your property and into your home. Store necessary piles, like lumber and firewood away from your home. Keep your home free of other insects that the yellow sac spiders snack on, otherwise your home offers everything this spider needs to thrive. Most importantly establish year-round pest control by calling on a professional pest eliminator in your area.
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