||Yellowish brown, abdomen dirty white with several dark stripes meeting at angle
||3/16 – 5/16“ (female) 1/8 – 3/16” (male)
||Found throughout U.S.
The common house spider is usually the spider most often
encountered indoors. It is a nuisance pest, probably more because
of its webs than the spider itself. The house spider is found
worldwide and is common throughout the United States and
The house spider randomly selects its web locations and creates
a tangled web. If a web does not yield prey it is abandoned,
another site is selected, and a new web is built.
House spiders have a difficult time surviving in modern homes
due to low humidity and fewer insects for food. They are more
likely to prosper inside structures like garages, sheds, barns and
warehouses. Outside, these domestic spiders are often around
windows and under eaves, especially near light sources that attract
Common house spiders are nuisance pests, but they pose no
threats to humans.