But only 2,500 species of spiders are commonly found at homes and most of them aren’t dangerous at all. They are too docile that most domestic spiders are not even capable of penetrating their fangs to human skin, therefore there is definitely less to worry about. The only thing that a homeowner has to be worried about with spiders inhabiting their homes, is the fact that when spiders dwell along with them, especially if there are too many, things get really messy and therefore, chores and sanitation should be done immediately to restore the cleanliness inside the house.
Another thing about spiders is that they have very secretive habits both domestic and wild ones alike. That’s why they are normally encountered by humans or come in contact in anyway, as they remain peacefully hanging around the dark and or secluded places inside the house. The only time one begins to notice their presence when their population have grown.
One way to conspicuously distinguishable characteristic between an indoor and outdoor spider is their color. Typically, spiders that dwell inside the house have mundane plain colors and are relatively smaller. They’re also less hairy and more agile in motion. On the other hand, spiders found outside human dwellings both garden and the wild, are more brightly colored and such coloration are usually indicators of how venomous they are. However, the fact still remains that their effect on humans are still negligible. Also, spiders found outside the home are often larger in size and most of them are hairier.
Although, there can often be occasions wherein spiders from outside may find their way inside the human household and might as well dwell there. Their presence would often scare a lot of house members because of their brightly colored and larger sized characteristics which makes them quite more intimidating than those that were regularly found inside the house. Another possibility is the incurrence of some very venomous spiders inside the house, like the black widow, brown recluse and hobo spiders which are reportedly dangerous to humans. These types of spiders are also often found not only in homes but as well as abandoned buildings where there are dark and dry places and office places. They like to dwell on locations like abandoned construction debris’ recesses and unused ventilation pipelines where they remain undisturbed by humans. That is why, the usual sort people at risk for a venomous encounter with any of these types of spiders are those that work on construction and carpentry and sometimes maintenance. They are more expose to them since it’s the nature of their job.
Listed below are representatives of the families most commonly found within a human territory and a brief explanation of their type:
This is perhaps one of the most common home dwelling spiders found all over the world. Cobweb spiders are small in size, typically less than 1/2 of an inch lengthwise. Their colors are usually grey, brown, tan, or pale yellow and have no any distinctive markings in their body. One thing that would make them easily identifiable is their inability to create regular shaped webs and these are normally found in windows and curtains and in the ceiling corners where it’s far from human reach during chore activities. The webs often accumulate dust over time since they usually remain unnoticed by humans for a very long time.
This type of spiders is not normally found inside the house. They are usually located in the garden dwelling in some leaf shrubs and smaller plants. However, there are also times that yellow house spiders would dwell inside the house but not very often as cobweb spiders do. Report accounts have that these spiders do bite with consequences of pain and skin necrosis.
These types as well are not normally found indoor. They normally dwell in gardens or in some grassy bushes outside the house. They’re physical characteristics would make easily distinguishable. Just like that of a wolf, wolf spiders are hairy and large, and they are very actively agile in motion. Wolf spiders wander a lot in search for food source, and consequentially because of that, they find their way inside human dwellings sometimes. These spiders are normally not aggressive but they can and will bite if they feel threatened.
Sizes of jumping spiders could range from very small, small and medium. They are quite hairy and usually black in color. There are times however that they bear distinct spots of red and orange in their abdomen. Jumping spiders are sparingly both outside and inside the house. If they are found inside the house, they are usually found in the windows or in the doors, transferring locations through short and very sudden jumps.
Theses ones barely go unnoticed because of their size. They are highly conspicuous not only to their size but to the orb webs that they create in order to ensnare both smaller and larger sized preys that will pass their way. Commonly, the webs are created on trees and shorter plants in the garden where they could ensnare more insects that would accidentally blunder into their orb webs. These spiders may be quite large in size but no matter how intimidating they look like, they are absolutely harmless to humans.
One of the most important consideration for spider control is to be able identify whether the spider normally dwells inside or outside the house. If you are able to know this, you will be able to easily identify which needs immediate addressing first and which one can be condone. Next consideration is to always implement sanitation inside the house to ensure that spiders will never go anywhere near the house at any time so make sure to do your chores now.