How to Get Rid of Spiders: Inside and Outside the House

Many people have a very low tolerance level for any sort of creepy crawly in the house. Here’s how to get rid of spiders fast using organic and natural control techniques.

The 3 Most Common Spiders in the United States

Almost all spiders are harmless and usually remain hidden. They do not seek out and bite humans. A few are considered venomous to humans and care must be taken to avoid being bitten and needing medical attention.

Black Widow (Latrodectus spp.)

Black widow spider adults have shiny black bodies (9/16 inch long) with a distinctive red or red-orange shaped hourglass pattern on the underside of the abdomen.

Brown Recluse (Loxosceles reclusa)

Pale brown or buckskin colored, these venomous brown recluse spiders (1/3 inch long) have long, dark brown legs and a violin shaped darker marking on the top of the body near the head.

Hobo (Tegenaria agrestis)

Originally from Europe, hobo spiders ended up in Seattle, Washington sometime before the 1930’s. Since then they have slowly expanded throughout the Northwestern United States and Western Canada.

Life Cycle of a Spider

The life-cycle varies greatly depending upon species. In most cases, females reproduce by laying eggs in a silken egg sac. The egg sac is either carried around or hidden in the web.

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