Spider Identification

House Spider
The house spider is about 3/8-inch long with a brownish body. It has a round abdomen with darker markings and spin silky webs around prey. They select web locations at random and if the location does not ensnare prey, they will abandon it and find a new place for construction.

Brown Recluse Spider
Their bites can be hazardous to humans. The venomous brown recluse, with a dark brown fiddle-shaped marking is about ½-inch long. They feed upon soft bodied insects and hunt their prey at night. At sun-up they drag their food to spin irregular off-white webs in dark secluded areas. If bitten, seek medical attention immediately.

Black Widow Spider
Female black widows are about ½-inch long, and black with a red hourglass marking on their underside. Their bites are toxic and humans can have a severe allergic reaction. If bitten, seek medical attention immediately.

Wolf Spider
They’re large, brown, and hairy ranging from ½-inch to 2-inches in length. They look much scarier than they actually are. Wolf spiders aren’t typically associated with webs. Inside homes they often hang out near windows, doors, house plants, or storage areas.

Garden Spider
These spiders spin expansive, elaborate organized flat orb webs. They can get big, with bodies 1½-inches long, covered with colorful markings, and even longer legs. As their name suggests, garden spiders often live in gardens, trapping flies in their intricate webs. They also frequently engineer webs attached to fences or exterior walls.