Cellar Spiders

What do cellar spiders look like?

Due to 8 extremely skinny, long legs, cellar spiders are often confused with daddy long legs. It is important to note, however, that they are not daddy long legs. They are a true spider. Daddy long legs are not. Cellar spiders are pale yellow, gray, or light brown and have a small body that grows to between 1/4 and 3/8 of an inch in length.

Where are cellar spiders found?

Cellar spiders live in damp, dark environments. Barns, sheds, garages, basements, crawlspaces, root cellars, and underneath sinks are a few places you might encounter these arachnids. Cellar spiders create irregular webs, and because they are not solitary spiders, property owners in the Quad Cities are likely to encounter unsightly clusters of webs in areas where cellar spiders infest.

What do cellar spiders eat?

Cellar spiders are predatory and feed on a variety of insects including venomous spiders like brown recluse and black widows.

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DIY black cellar spider prevention and control tips

The following steps can help to prevent cellar spiders from taking up residence in or near your home:

  • Seal all possible entry points around windows, doors, and the foundation.
  • Repair or replace any broken window or door screens.
  • Fix leaky pipes or fixtures in your home, and make sure that gutters are working properly to direct water away from your home.
  • Reduce the humid conditions in your home by installing dehumidifiers and making sure that your home is well ventilated.

Professional cellar spider control

For effective spider control and elimination, contact Quik-Kill Pest Eliminators. Our home pest control programs and commercial pest solutions target the pests common to our region and will work with you to get rid of cellar spiders.

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