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Spider Facts

Spiders generally hide in the dark, secluded areas of homes. They can commonly be found in closets, basements, attics, corners of doorways and underneath furniture. 

Signs of Spiders

Spiders often enter homes through small cracks and crevices in the foundation or through gaps around windows and doors as they search for food and water. They may also enter homes to find warm, secluded shelter for the winter. 

There are many different species of spiders that invade homes; two such species are listed below:

Common House Spider


As their name suggests, house spiders are the most common species of spider to enter and live inside homes. House spiders will build their webs in random areas. If they don’t catch any prey, they will quickly abandon that web and build a new one in a new location.


House Spiders can grow to be between 1/8 to 5/16th of an inch in length, females are larger than males. They have a brownish-yellow body and dark chevron stripes on their body and legs.

Wolf Spider


Outdoors spiders can be found around light sources because light attracts their prey. Wolf spiders do not build webs, instead, they will “hunt” and chase after their prey.


Wolf spiders have a short, stout body and long, spiny legs. The females can grow to be 3/8th to 1 3/8th of an inch in length; males grow to 1/4 to 3/4 of an inch. Wolf spiders have a bottom row of four small eyes, a middle row of two large eyes, and two medium-size eyes on the top row. They are dark brown in color and have yellowish-brown stripes on their bodies.


Pest Tips

One of the best ways to control spiders is to make sure you have a pest control plan in place to limit other insects living in and around your home. If you take away their food source, they will find somewhere else to call home. Other prevention tips include sealing cracks in foundations, caulking gaps around windows and doors, installing door sweeps, and trimming trees and bushes away from the exterior of your home. Keeping out pests is a year-round effort, and you can take preventative steps in the spring and fall to keep your home spider free.

Spider Control

To get rid of spiders in and around the home, Kness Pest Defense offers our Stick-All® Glue Traps.

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