How to Identify a House Spider

How to identify a house spider? Not sure what kind of spider you have in your home? This article is about the house spider. We have articles about the common spiders in Tennessee too!

There are many species of house spiders, but there are some common characteristics that can help you identify them:

  1. Size: House spiders are usually small, with body lengths ranging from 1/4 inch to 1/2 inch.

  2. Color: Most house spiders are brown or gray, but some species may have distinctive markings or patterns on their bodies.

  3. Shape: House spiders have a distinctive round, bulbous abdomen and long, thin legs.

  4. Webbing: House spiders often spin webs in corners, closets, or other undisturbed areas. The webs are usually messy and irregular in shape, unlike the neat, symmetrical webs of orb-weaving spiders.

  5. Habitat: House spiders are found inside homes and other structures, where they feed on insects and other spiders.

If you’re unsure about the species of house spider you’ve encountered, it’s best to leave it alone and avoid contact. Most house spiders are harmless to humans and can actually help control other pest populations in your home. If you’re concerned about the presence of spiders in your home, you can callus and we will help. 615-220-1933.

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