House spiders are extremely common. While they aren't the worst kind of pest to have, they can be a nuisance. Thankfully, most common house spiders are not harmful to humans. It is important to know what kinds of spiders are common to have in your home, so you can be wary of those that are harmful.
Here are the five most common house spiders.
1. American House Spider
The American House Spider are part of a group called cobweb spiders. They normally build their webs in basements, closets, and other dark spaces. They can be brown, tan, or gray, and are not larger than the size of a nickel. They are known for making messy webs, so if you see those in your home, they are probably being made by this spider. American House Spiders are not harmful to humans or pets.
2. Brown Recluse
The Brown Recluse is part of the brown spider family. They can be found across the country, in both warm and cold temperatures. They are attracted to dark places, so you will find them in basements, closets, attics, and in walls and furniture. Despite their name, they can both brown and gray.
The venom that these spiders produce can be cause for medical treatment. Adults generally do not have a reaction to these spider bites, but younger children are much more sensitive. Some of the reactions can be rash, fever, and chills.
3. Sac Spiders
Sac Spiders do not create webs, so it can be hard to know if they are present in your home. They are normally active at night. They are light-colored, and are usually yellow or tan. They are harmless to humans.
4. Jumping Spiders
It is easy to see these spiders because they are always jumping around! They are attracted to light, so they will commonly be hanging out near a window. They are very small and can be black, brown, tan, or gray. Their bites can sting, but are harmless.
5. Wolf Spiders
Wolf Spiders are about an inch long, so you'll definitely see them. They are hunting spiders, so they will eat other insects in your home, which can be a good thing. They can be black brown, tan, or gray. They are harmless to humans.
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