There are many different types of common
household spiders in Washington. They are the
Western Black Widow, Aggressive House Spider,
Comb Footed Spider, and the
Wolf Spider to name a few.
Western Black Widow
generally are shy creatures who rarely bite
unless they are protecting an egg sac, when
their behavior becomes more aggressive. A female
black widow spider's bite is more poisonous than
a male black widow spider, so symptoms may be
more severe. You will find black widow spiders
in dry crawl spaces, outbuildings, rock piles,
create funnel-shaped webs in dark, moist areas
such as basements or firewood piles. Because
they must bring their prey into the funnel,
aggressive house spiders build webs that are
open at both ends. These spiders are large and
must move quickly in order to capture their
prey. Aggressive house spider bites occur more
frequently in mid-summer to fall, as that is
when there are an abundance of aggressive house
spiders. These spider bites tend to occur when a
homeowner accidentally threatens them by pulling
on clothing or lifting firewood in which the
spider is hiding. When bitten, individuals
should seek immediate medical attention.
are often found in their irregular webs, hanging
upside down. These spiders are often brown,
although some are white with red markings. They
like to live in basements, abandoned buildings,
and wood or stone piles. You may also find them
in piles of debris.
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.
If you don't see your Washington spider on this
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identify your spider species.
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Washington Spider Problem to leave your home
with positive results.
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