Grass Spider Infestations in Willow Grove, PA; Why Are There So Many Spiders & How to Get Rid of Them?
One spider that is never seen until fall or winter is the Grass Spider. Grass spiders, as their name suggests, live in tall grassy areas. However, when fall or winter temperatures cool down, the grass spider will seek shelter from the cold and are often found in homes or buildings in the fall and winter. Pest Control Technicians, Inc will share how to identify grass spiders and explain their habits, life cycles and most importantly, how to control grass spiders from invading your home.
Grass Spider Identification
Grass spiders are light tan in color with two dark stripes coming down their head or thorax. The abdomen of the male is tear-drop shape while the female abdomen is rounder and more balloon shaped. Typically, the abdomen of the grass spider has markings going down, however sometimes they can be solid in color.
Where Are Grass Spiders Found in Your House or Yard
Grass spiders prefer to live in grasses and foliage. Nevertheless they also are found in corners, on ceilings, and walls of human structures. You can often see their funnel web covered in the dew of grass, which is how they got their name grass spiders. Their webs are interesting. They will make a flat sheet attached to a web funnel where the spiders hide most of the time. They will venture outside their web to wait for prey to get stuck in the web. As long as an insect or other spider is small enough to get stuck in their web, grass spiders will eat them.
Do Grass Spiders Hibernate During Winter
Grass spiders are most active during the summer and through the fall. Come winter, they will search for shelter from the winter elements. When the cold temperatures set in, grass spiders will overwinter wherever they can find shelter and stay warm enough. However, if the conditions to trigger the overwintering aren’t present, such as the temperature doesn’t drop down enough, they will remain active all year long and will reproduce continually. If a grass spider lays their eggs, and if the temperature is warm enough, they will hatch. Outside in the wild they will remain dormant until spring. If a grass spider ventures inside an insulated building or home and the temperature is controlled, they will remain active and can be seen in a home or other human structure.
Do Grass Spiders Bite?
Luckily, grass spiders are not aggressive in nature. If anything poses a threat to them they will usually retreat into their funnels. They are not believed to be venomous to humans even if they do bite. However, if ever bitten by any spider it is wise to take precautions. If swelling, itchiness, or headaches occur after a spider bite, seek medical attention.
Grass Spider Control
The best way to control spiders is not to let them into your home. Grass spiders can grow up to an inch in length, including legs. Seal up any areas around your home that is an inch or smaller to prevent spiders from entering. With the aid of a professional pest control company like Pest Control Technicians, Inc, we can keep spiders and other pests out of your premises all year long. Contact Pest Control Technicians, Inc today!
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