10 Different Spiders That Probably Live in Your House

Where there are humans, there are spiders. There is a range of spider species that thrive in or around your house. They are predominantly active during the autumn or winter. Most of these spiders are not harmful to humans, and some actually make quite good pets! Others are great for pest control. We’ve searched walls, cabinets, and YouTube for some of the most common house spiders – Watch and learn!

Jumping Spider – The Best Pet?

These are one the most common types of spiders and one of the cutest. Jumping spiders are compact to medium-sized arachnids and can jump up to 25 times their body length. Although poisonous, they are not harmful to humans and rare… Read full text

Jumping Spider – The Best Pet?

These are one the most common types of spiders and one of the cutest. Jumping spiders are compact to medium-sized arachnids and can jump up to 25 times their body length. Although poisonous, they are not harmful to humans and rarely attack. But are jumping spiders good pets? Watch the video to find out.

Black House Spider

The Black House Spider is a dark, sturdy spider often found in corners, doorways, or windows. The Black House Spider is venomous but not considered dangerous. Their bite can be painful, but they rarely attack humans.

Black House Spider

The Black House Spider is a dark, sturdy spider often found in corners, doorways, or windows. The Black House Spider is venomous but not considered dangerous. Their bite can be painful, but they rarely attack humans.

Wolf Spider

Wolf spiders’ bodies can be more than 2.5 centimeters long. These spiders have eight eyes which provides them with excellent sight. Wolf spiders are not hostile and can make quite good pets. They inject venom (not harmful to human… Read full text

Wolf Spider

Wolf spiders’ bodies can be more than 2.5 centimeters long. These spiders have eight eyes which provides them with excellent sight. Wolf spiders are not hostile and can make quite good pets. They inject venom (not harmful to humans) when they bite but attack only if provoked. Wolf spiders are also valuable bug hunters and can function as pest control in farms and gardens.

Southern House Spider

This family of spiders is commonly found inside houses. The Southern House Spider is a sizeable spider that can grow up to six centimeters (with legs extended) and be up to eight years old. They are not harmful or venomous to huma… Read full text

Southern House Spider

This family of spiders is commonly found inside houses. The Southern House Spider is a sizeable spider that can grow up to six centimeters (with legs extended) and be up to eight years old. They are not harmful or venomous to humans.

Brown Recluse Spider

These spiders usually live in the woods but are quite often found inside houses as well. Brown Recluse Spiders are between 6 and 20 millimeters long. Their venom can be harmful to humans, especially for children or those with a we… Read full text

Brown Recluse Spider

These spiders usually live in the woods but are quite often found inside houses as well. Brown Recluse Spiders are between 6 and 20 millimeters long. Their venom can be harmful to humans, especially for children or those with a weak immune system.

Hobo Spider

Hobo spiders are 8-15 millimeters long and seldom found inside houses. Hobo spiders are no longer considered venomous.

Hobo Spider

Hobo spiders are 8-15 millimeters long and seldom found inside houses. Hobo spiders are no longer considered venomous.

Giant House Spider

These huge spiders are generally peaceful and usually do not bite humans or pets. Their leg span varies between 25–100 millimeters. The Giant House Spider’s eyesight is quite limited, and it can probably only recognize light and d… Read full text

Giant House Spider

These huge spiders are generally peaceful and usually do not bite humans or pets. Their leg span varies between 25–100 millimeters. The Giant House Spider’s eyesight is quite limited, and it can probably only recognize light and dark.

Daddy Longlegs

The term Daddy Longlegs refers to two different types of animals – harvestmen and cellar spiders. Both species eat mosquitoes and flies and can be quite good pest control. Cellar spiders are venomous but are not harmful to humans…. Read full text

Daddy Longlegs

The term Daddy Longlegs refers to two different types of animals – harvestmen and cellar spiders. Both species eat mosquitoes and flies and can be quite good pest control. Cellar spiders are venomous but are not harmful to humans. Harvestmen have no venom at all. Their body is fairly small, but the legs can be up to 50 millimeters long, hence “Daddy Longlegs”.

Yellow Sac Spider

Small yellow or beige spiders that range in size from 5–10 millimeters. These spiders are mildly venomous to humans, and their bite can cause pain and swelling.

Yellow Sac Spider

Small yellow or beige spiders that range in size from 5–10 millimeters. These spiders are mildly venomous to humans, and their bite can cause pain and swelling.

Sydney Funnel-Web Spider

This is not a spider you’re likely to find in or around your house unless you live within a 100-kilometer radius of Sydney, Australia. The Sydney Funnel-Web Spider is highly venomous, and its bite can cause severe illness and even… Read full text

Sydney Funnel-Web Spider

This is not a spider you’re likely to find in or around your house unless you live within a 100-kilometer radius of Sydney, Australia. The Sydney Funnel-Web Spider is highly venomous, and its bite can cause severe illness and even death if not treated within hours. The spider’s body length can be up to 5 centimeters.

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