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What do jumping spiders look like?

Approximately 1/10 – ¾-inch in length, jumping spiders are relatively smaller than other species and where others have long, high legs, jumping spiders have eight short, stubby ones. Jumping spiders come in a variety of colors including black, brown, tan, and gray. They usually have pale markings as well. 

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When are jumping spiders most active?

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Do jumping spiders jump?

As their name suggests, jumping spiders are incredible jumpers, capable of jumping up to 20 times their body length. 

Are jumping spiders venomous?

Like wolf spiders and house spiders, jumping spiders are capable of biting and  do produce venom, but their venom is not considered dangerous. 

What do jumping spiders eat?

Jumping spiders eat small insects and arthropods. 

Do jumping spiders make webs?

No, jumping spiders do not spin webs to catch their prey. Instead, they use their excellent eyesight and superior jumping skills to hunt for houseflies, stink bugs, and other pests. 

Jumping spiders will build loosely woven, saclike web retreats where they molt, hibernate, and lay eggs.

Do jumping spiders live inside homes?

Jumping spiders are usually found outdoors but will enter homes when chasing prey. Common places to find jumping spiders indoors include:

  • Around doors and windows
  • Under furniture
  • In the cracks of wood floors
  • In the folds of drapes & fabrics 

What should I do if I see a jumping spider?

While there’s no need to sound the alarm if you find a jumping spider in your home, it should be an indication that you have other bugs in your house and that could possibly be a larger issue. That’s why it’s important to contact a pest control company at the first sign of a spider problem.

How do I get rid of jumping spiders?

To exterminate jumping spiders, hiring a pest control company is the best option. At Harris Pest Control, we offer year-round home pest control services that targets spiders and other house infesting pests. To get started, simply reach out to our locally owned and family-operated pest control company to schedule your free pest inspection! 

How can I prevent jumping spiders in my home?

To prevent jumping spiders from infesting your home, try implementing these simple pest prevention tips:

  • Seal openings that jumping spiders could use to enter
  • Install screens on doors and windows
  • Inspect items you bring into your home for spider activity
  • Declutter your home
  • Address insect infestations 
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