House Spiders

Parasteatoda tepidariorum

Arachnophobia (fear of spiders) abounds within the United States population, but these arachnids are often more helpful than not. One of natures finest pest control specialists, American House Spiders feed on other problematic insects and typically leave home inhabitants alone.

Biological Profile

  • Kingdom: Animalia
  • Phylum: Arthropoda
  • Class: Arachnida
  • Order: Araneae
  • Family: Theridiidae
  • Genus: Parasteatoda

How common are they?

House spiders are very common through the entire United States.

Health Risks

  • Known diseases: None
  • Bites: Yes
  • Stings: No

How dangerous are they?

House spiders aren’t known to be dangerous to humans or pets, and they do not pose any threat to gardens or vegetation.

Pest Treatment Factors

  • Cost: Low
  • DIY-Friendly: Yes
  • Lifestyle Impact: Minal

How hard are they to get rid of?

House spiders are relatively easy to get rid. They don’t typically infest homes in large numbers, and are most often found in corners and other lesser trafficked areas of the home.

Recent published articles

Where do House Spiders come from?
Where do House Spiders come from?

Most homes have a handful of spiders each season, often found in corners, or in dark basements, or storage closets […]

How to get rid of House Spiders
How to get rid of House Spiders

Spider repellents The easiest way of getting rid of house spiders is to fill your home with a scent they […]

What do House Spiders eat?
What do House Spiders eat?

House spiders are carnivores and predominantly eat smaller insects and flies. Spiders are, in many ways, ideal for pest control. […]

How long do House Spiders live?
How long do House Spiders live?

The biological name of this species is Parasteatoda tepidariorum, often abbreviated as P. tepidariorum. In short: the house spider doesn’t […]