Spider bites are uncommon, and they are rarely serious. In the United States only two species are considered dangerous to humans: the black widow and brown recluse.

Spiders in Your Home

Spiders can be particularly annoying in the home. They are attracted to warm, dark, small spaces, like wall cracks, corners, air vents and in the eaves of your home. Other species prefer to stay closer to the outdoors, weaving their webs in your barn, shed, back yard or near your outside lighting. Most spiders are a nuisance primarily because of their webbing and because many people have an inherent fear of them. Spiders can often be beneficial because they eat many types of insects, including those that are pests.

Common Spiders Found Indoors

Some common species of spiders that can be found in your home are:


Spider most often encountered indoors.


Very long, thin legs; will rapidly shake its body on the web when disturbed.


Large, “hairy,” and often mistaken for tarantulas; leg span as much as 3 inches.


Often pale yellow, grey or green color; likely responsible for most indoor spider bites.

Spider Control

Although many homeowners struggle with spider removal products like traps and repellents, the results are often less than satisfactory. Small problems can develop into large ones, and this is when many people seek out the services of a pest control professional.

Aerex Has the Solution

Aerex technicians understand the habits of each species of spider and use that knowledge when developing a spider control program that is best suited to your home and your particular spider problem. Our technicians are professional, state certified, licensed applicators.

At Aerex we pride ourselves on fast, responsive service every day. All appointments are scheduled at times that are convenient for you. Call us for a free consultation at 847-255-8888.

Did you know

Ant Facts

Spiders are able to spin sticky and non-sticky silk. They avoid walking on the sticky silk. In addition, spiders have moveable claws on their feet that grip and release the web’s threads as they walk.

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