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What do common house spiders look like?

Common house spiders vary in appearance, but they typically range in size from 3/16 to 5/16 of an inch. These arachnids have round or oval abdomens and usually feature yellowish-brown, brown, gray, or black coloring.

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Are common house spiders venomous?

Common house spiders do have venom in their fangs, but their venom is not typically harmful to humans. Their bites may cause minor discomfort and itching, similar to a mosquito bite.

What do common house spiders eat?

House spiders feed on a variety of insects, including flies, mosquitoes, earwigs, cockroaches, and other pests that they catch in their spider webs. If a web is not catching prey, these spiders will abandon it and create another web in another location.

Where do common house spiders build webs?

Inside homes and other structures, common house spiders usually build webs in upper corners, under furniture, in corners by doors, in closets, in corners of window frames, garages, basements, and crawl spaces, and other areas where insects are likely to show up. 

Do common house spiders lay eggs?

They sure do! In fact, house spiders produce multiple eggs sacs, and each sac may contain several hundred eggs. 

How long do common house spiders live?

Under the right conditions, common house spiders can live one to two years. 

Can I spray my own house for spiders?

While there are DIY spider control products available, they’re not always effective, and if used improperly can be hazardous to health. What’s more, if you do not eliminate the source of the infestation, spiders will keep showing up. Rather than attempt to get rid of house spiders on your own, it is less risky and more effective to contact a pest control company for help.

How do I get rid of common house spiders?

If you’re tired of sharing your home with common house spiders and want them and their webs eliminated, contact Harris Pest Control. We offer effective pest control services in the Pee Dee and Grand Strands regions that get rid of house spiders and other house-infesting pests that sneak into South Carolina homes! When you reach out to our locally owned and operated pest control company, we’ll be happy to inspect your home free of charge and then, based on our findings, recommend a treatment plan that will take care of your pest problem(s). 

How can I prevent common house spiders in my home?

To prevent common house spiders, we recommend:

  • Keeping your home clean and well-ventilated
  • Eliminating insects that house spiders prey onSealing cracks and openings in your home’s exterior
  • Reducing clutter
  • Trimming tree limbs, bushes, and other landscaping so that they do not touch your 
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Found an excellent local place to help me get these pesky spiders from building nest over my doors. The technician who serviced my house was not only kind to me but my cats as well. That made me know I was in good hands. <3 Phenomenal service!
Crystal D. - Florence, SC

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