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CELLAR SPIDER

Description

  • Cellar Spiders vary in size but can get up to 1 ½" in length with their legs extended.
  • Cellar spiders are small bodied spiders that are usually not seen unless you are looking for them.
  • Cellar spiders build a thick dirty web that they continue to work on their entire lives.
  • Cellar spiders are common in warehouses, garages and crawlspaces. They can be found in homes behind furniture or at the wall ceiling juncture.
  • Cellar spiders are commonly referred to as the daddy long-leg spider because of their long slender legs.

Control

  • Cellar spider control can be achieved by constantly disturbing the nested spider.
  • Vacuuming or sweeping the nests will cause stress on the spider and eventually kill it.
  • Insecticide treatments to likely cellar spider web locations will prevent the spiders from building webs and provide short term control.