House Spiders

House spiders are yellow-brown to gray with an off-white abdomen and dark chevron markings on their body and legs. House spiders have a body length of 1/8 to 3/8 of an inch in length; females are usually larger than the males. Females also have rounded abdomens whereas males have elongated ones.

Where are house spiders found?

House spiders frequently inhabit Iowa & Illinois houses, garages, sheds, and barns as well as other outbuildings. Though they are not dangerous as venomous spiders, they are nuisance spiders that are hard to eliminate because they build and abandon webs quickly while searching for prey.

What do house spiders eat?

House spiders are a predatory species and feed on a variety of insects.

DIY house spider prevention and control tips

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

  • Seal all cracks and crevices in your home’s foundation and exterior walls.
  • Caulk gaps around exterior windows and doors; install door sweeps on all exterior doors.
  • Replace broken window and door screens.
  • Trim back trees and landscaping from the outside of your home.
  • Limit the amount of clutter in storage areas like basements, closets, and attics.

 

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