Spiders are the largest entirely carnivorous group of animals on the planet. Without spiders, insects would reach pest proportions throughout the entire world. Spiders are not insects. Spiders prey on other organisms, usually insects. Spiders use a wide range of strategies to capture prey: trapping it in sticky webs, lassoing it with sticky balls, mimicking the prey to avoid detection or running it down. Some of the most common spiders include the following: orb weavers, known for weaving large, circular webs; cobweb spiders, which includes the venomous black widow; wolf spiders, large spiders that hunt at night; tarantulas, huge, hairy hunting spiders; and jumping spiders, tiny spiders with big eyes and bigger persona I ities.


Black widows and brown recluse spiders are considered dangerous to humans. They like warm, dry climates and undisturbed areas so they can hide in basement, closets, and attics in your house. Bites from both the black widow and brown recluse spiders are dangerous to humans and require prompt emergency medical care.


Remove some infestation sources such as clutter in the yard and crawl spaces and any ground covers against the foundational walls. Any sanitation step to remove favorable conditions is the first step in spider control. Getting rid of other insects with a routine insecticide treatment should be considered.