Pest Type: Spiders

Cellar Spider

Family Pholcidae Size Up to 3/4-inch in body length with an extremely thin shape. Color Pale whitish or cream. Behavior Cellar spiders spin large, tangled webs and hang upside down within the web. When disturbed, they shake the web violently. They are not dangerous spiders and actually are quite beneficial in that they have been …

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Black Widow Spider

Latrodectus mactans Size: Body may be up to 3/4-inch in length with the abdomen reaching 3/8-inch in diameter. Color: Typically glossy black but may also be dark brown to light brown. Related widow spiders may be brown. Behavior: The black widow spider is widely feared because its bite results in severe pain that may take …

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