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AMERICAN HOUSE SPIDER

AMERICAN HOUSE SPIDER

Pest Identification:

Appearance:

¼ inch in length. Dull brown in color with a slightly spotted pattern. Bulbous in shape.

Habits:

Typically found near or in houses in secluded areas, these spiders spin dense webs resulting in cobwebs.

Diet:

American House Spiders eat insects caught in the web made by the female.

Reproduction:

Female spiders produce up to 17 egg sacs in a lifetime. Each egg sac contains 100 to 400 eggs.

Other Information:

These spiders will only bite in self-defense. Bites are no more painful than a bee sting and do not require medical attention.

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