American House Spider

Size: 3/16 – 5/16″ (female) 1/8 – 3/16″ (male)

Appearance: Yellowish brown, abdomen dirty white with a few dark spots (sometimes with a black triangular spot in the center) to almost black, with several dark stripes meeting at angle above tip of abdomen; legs. Elongated abdomen.

Habitat: Inside structures, house spiders are most likely to be found in upper corners, under furniture, in closets, angles of window frames, basements, garages, and crawl spaces. Outside they are often around windows and under eaves especially near light sources which attract prey.

Potential Harm: House spiders are nuisance pests but pose no threats to humans.