About 500 species of spider have been found
within the state of Wisconsin. While many of
these species are extremely rare and likely to
get even rarer thanks to the ongoing loss of
habitat and threat posed by acidic rain, there
are a handful of species that are commonly found
within the home. There are few common spiders
found within the state of Wisconsin. They are
the House Spider, Giant House Spider,
Brown Recluse Spider, Sac Spider, Cellar Spider,
Black Widow, and the Ghost Spider
to name a few.
constructs webs in corners and areas of little
traffic such as basements. They like to hunt
prey along window sills, walls or floors.
one of the more common types likely to be found
in Wisconsin homes. Though, as its name implies,
this spider can be alarmingly big, it is
harmless. However, thanks to its size and
light-brown coloring, it can be confused with
the not-so-friendly hobo spider. A giant house
spider may be worth keeping around the house
because they are known to
Brown Recluse Spiders
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.
commonly found both inside the home and in the
garden. Not even half an inch in length, they
are usually yellow or very light brown in color.
One good way to positively identify one is to
watch its behavior. If it constructs a den-like
retreat in a corner or tucked away place, rather
than a traditional web, then chances are it is a
will gladly inhabit the dark corners of your
cellar or basement, where it hangs upside-down
in its messy, haphazardly constructed web.
Black Widow Spiders
have a venomous bite that can be very painful or
life threatening. They 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.
have earned this common name because of the
translucence of their bodies. They are also
sometimes referred to as "buzzing" spiders, as a
result of the drumming sound made by male
spiders during mating rituals. Ghost spiders are
nocturnal predators, feeding on insects.
Similarly to sac spiders, ghost spiders spend
the day nesting in cocoons, made from coiled
leaves, which they mold together with silk.
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