Louisiana Spiders: There are a few common
spiders you can find in Louisiana and they are
Brown Recluse Spider, House Spider, Wolf
Spider, Black Widow, Brown Widow, Yellow Sac
Spiders and Jumping Spiders
to name a few.
Brown Recluse Spiders
can be seen through out Louisiana.
Indoors, these spiders are often found in boxes,
among papers, in folds of clothing, and in
bedrooms, bathrooms, cellars, and attics. They
tend to prefer dry locations that remain
undisturbed, such as closets, attics, and
garages. Outdoors, the spiders are found under
rocks, logs, or loose bark in relatively dry
areas, such as under rock ledges. Recluse
spiders are not aggressive and bite only when
forced into intimate contact with human skin.
Bites often occur when spiders are trapped in
clothing or bedding.
Common House Spiders
can be seen within homes. The
presence of common house spiders is typically
characterized by the formation of cobwebs. These
silken thread structures can be found throughout
infested homes. This abundance of empty webs is
caused by the common house spider's propensity
to spin webs in various locations until it finds
the most suitable place to catch prey. Webs are
designed as trapping mechanisms and are
funnel-shaped, with the narrow end acting as a
den for the arachnid. Any contact made with the
web produces vibrations throughout the strand,
signaling to the common house spider that prey
is present. Although common house spiders feed
primarily on insects, they may also consume
larger spiders, scorpions, rodents and small
are robust and agile
hunters with good eyesight. They live mostly
solitary lives and hunt alone. Some are
opportunistic wanderer hunters, pouncing upon
prey as they find it or chasing it over short
distances. Others lie in wait for passing prey,
often from or near the mouth of a burrow. Wolf
spiders will inject
freely if continually provoked.
Black Widow Spider
have a venomous bite that can be very painful or
life threatening. They have are black with a red
to orange mark on their abdomen, usually in the
shape of an hourglass. Their webs are
usually found in dark, undisturbed places.
Brown Widow Spider
have been found recently in in areas of
Louisiana. The Female Brown Widow is also
venomous, in fact the venom of the Brown Widow
is more potent than that of the Black Widow, but
usually very little venom is transferred in the
bite, making it less intense. The Brown Widow
prefers secluded, protected sites in man made
structures or in vegetation. Common locations
are cluttered closets or garages, crawlspaces
under houses or mobile homes, doorway corners,
empty buckets, flower pots, mail boxes, old
tires, recessed handles of garbage containers,
and under eaves, shutters, yard furniture, tree
branches and shrubs.
Yellow Sac Spiders
are often found in stored objects or clothing.
They spin small webs indoors, but outdoors in
leaves, petals, or among stones they live in
tubular sac-like structures open at both ends.
do not construct webs, but actively hunt prey
during the day, pouncing on their luckless
victims. These spiders are often found under
stones or debris.
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