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Spiders You Can Find Inside & Outside Your Home In US

Yellow Sac
Yellow Sac Spider. Image via Deposit photos

Spiders, with their intricate webs, are common ‘roommates’ of households in the US. From the dark corners of our living spaces to our gardens, spiders are an important part in controlling insect populations. Join us as we explore the spiders that can be found both inside and outside American homes!

Spiders Found Inside American Households:

1. Common House Spider (Parasteatoda tepidariorum)

Washington's Giant House Spiders
Detail of giant house spider eratigena artica on wood bokeh background. Image via Deposit Photos

2. Cellar Spider (Pholcus phalangioides)

Cellar Spider
Cellar Spider. Image via Deposit Photos

3. American House Spider (Achaearanea tepidariorum)

American House Spider
American common house spider becoming active. Image via Deposit Photos

4. Brown Recluse Spider (Loxosceles reclusa)

Brown Recluse Spider
Brown Recluse Spider. Image via Deposit Photos

5. Black Widow Spider (Latrodectus mactans)

Black Widow Spider. Chuck Evans(mcevan)”., CC BY 2.5 https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.5, via Wikimedia Commons
Black Widow Spider. Chuck Evans(mcevan)”., CC BY 2.5 https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.5, via Wikimedia Commons

6. Jumping Spider (Family Salticidae)

Jumping Spiders
Jumping Spider. Image via Deposit Photos

7. Wolf Spider (Family Lycosidae)

Wolf Spider. flagstaffotos [at] gmail.com http://www.gnu.org/licenses/old-licenses/fdl-1.2.html, via Wikimedia Commons

8. Daddy Longlegs Spider (Family Pholcidae)

Daddy Longlegs Spider
daddy long legs spider on a white background. Image via Deposit Photos

9. Hacklemesh Weaver Spider (Family Amaurobiidae)

Hacklemesh Weaver Spider
Hacklemesh Weaver Spider. Image by @caymanmickler5443 via YouTube

Now let’s move onto spiders found outside American households…

1. Orb Weaver Spider (Family Araneidae)

golden orb spider
The silk of the Golden Orb Weaver Spider is among the strongest biological materials known to man. Image by Steve via Unsplash

2. Garden Spider (Argiope aurantia)

Garden Spider
Garden Spider in web. Image via Deposit Photos

2. Grass Spider (Family Agelenidae)

Agelenopsis

3. Crab Spider (Family Thomisidae)

Crab Spider
Crab Spider. Image via Deposit Photos

4. Woodlouse Hunter Spider (Dysdera crocata)

Woodlouse Hunter Spider
Woodlouse Hunter Spider. Image via Deposit Photos

5. Bold Jumping Spider (Phidippus audax)

Bold Jumping Spider (Phidippus audax)
A closeup shot of a Phidippus audax, a bold jumping spider. Image via Deposit Photos

6. Long-legged Cellar Spider (Pholcus phalangioides)

Long-legged Cellar Spider (Pholcus phalangioides)
An image of the cellar spider (Pholcus phalangioides) carrying its eggs in her jaws too a safer spot after being disturbed from our outdoor shed. Image via Deposit Photos

7. Brown Widow Spider (Latrodectus geometricus)

Brown Widow Spider Bites
Brown Widow Spider on a leaf. Image via Deposit Photos

8.Yellow Sac Spider (Cheiracanthium inclusum)

Yellow Sac
Yellow Sac spider. Image via Deposit Photos

Wrap Up

black widow spider
black widow spider. Image via Deposit photos

Overall, it is helpful to know which spiders are in which in each category, incase you might happen to stumble upon one.

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