North Carolina Spiders:
Dozens of species of
spiders call North Carolina home. Only
two, however, produce venom that can produce
serious health effects.
There are a few common
spiders you can see throughout the state of
North Carolina. They are the
Black Widow Spider,
Brown Recluse Spider, Common Household Spider,
Golden Silk Spider, Wolf Spider, Crab Spider,
Black and Yellow Garden Spider, Fishing Spiders,
Jumping Spiders, Funnel Web Spider, Trap Door
Spider, Grass Spider,
Spider, and the
Daddy Long Leg Spider to name a few.
The Black Widow
throughout North Carolina. The spiders do not
attack, but will bite when touched by a person
reaching into woodpile, behind a stack of boxes
or into just about any dark, cool indoor or
outdoor space that usually goes undisturbed.
Brown Recluse Spider
is found almost exclusively in the far
Southwestern part of the state, brown recluse
spiders can also poison people. Like the black
widow, the brown recluse lives both indoors and
outdoors. All brown recluse spiders have a
marking of their backs that resemble a fiddle.
Spider is found
common mostly in North Carolina Homes. This
spider builds its web wherever food is most
plentiful. It typically hangs upside-down in its
haphazardly constructed web in corners, doorways
and under furniture in your home, or outside
between rocks or fence posts.
The Golden Silk
makes webs that are made in open woods or edges
of dense forest, usually attached to trees and
low shrubs, although they may be in the tops of
trees or between the wires of utility lines.
is one skilled hunter. 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
freely if continually provoked.
is a hunter. It does not build a web, but
instead spends its time lurking on flowers and
vegetation, waiting for butterflies, bees or
other insects to wander into its vicinity, at
which time it strikes, quickly paralyzing its
prey with deadly venom. Interestingly, the crab
spider is quite the chameleon, possessing the
ability to change its color to match the flower
on which it lurks.
Black and Yellow Garden Spider
is almost always found living outdoors in huge,
octagonal, "classically constructed" webs, hung
among trees, high vegetation or even on your
deck or front porch.
is the only spiders in North Carolina to inhabit
water. Living near ponds or creeks, they use
long legs to traverse the surface of the water
and are capable of submerging for several
minutes in order to catch prey.
is not dangerous but will usually attack if it
feels threatened. The spider is called the
jumping spider because it will leap large
distances at times. The jumping spiders that
reside in North Carolina tend to be brown or
black and no more than a couple of inches in
Funnel Web Spider
hangs out in garages, yards, fences and other
spots. These spiders construct a flat web with a
funnel shaped "house" on one end. Once prey
makes it way into the web, the funnel-weaver
comes out and attacks. They are most active
during the nighttime hours.
Trap Door Spider
is difficult to see when
it is closed because the plant and soil
materials effectively camouflage it. Prey is
captured when insects, other arthropods, or
small vertebrates disturb the 'trip' lines the
spider lays out around its trapdoor, alerting
the spider to a meal within reach.
The Grass Spider
are mostly found outdoors. Very common around
homes and edges of foundations. They commonly
build a funnel shaped web. They can be teased
out by gently touching the outer web with a
stick. Their venom is toxic but is much less
than severe than the Brown Recluse. The most
common symptoms are local swelling, redness and
Spider is a
very common spider found in the state. If you
have ever walked through a spider web in the
woods, it was very likely from a micrathena
Daddy Long Leg Spider
can be seen through out North Carolina. Most
toilets and basements of our homes are inhabited
by these spiders. They prefer warmer climates
thus finding shelter in the warmth of our homes.
If you don't see your North
Carolina spider on this page, please let us know
so that we can help you identify your spider
We are very confident that the
ET Pest Control
with its High Impact Repelling, will demand your
North Carolina Spider Problem to leave your home
with positive results.
We have created this page to help you identify
your North Carolina Spider Control Problem.