Spiders are arachnids and they all have two body regions (cephalothorax and abdomen), eight legs, no wings or antennae, and fangs (chelicerae). Spiders typically have eight eyes, but some species may only have six. Spiders come in a wide range of colors and sizes. They are a predatory species that play an important part in the ecosystem by helping to keep populations of nuisance insects in check. The common spider species found in Providence are black widow, brown recluse, wolf, jumping, house, and orb-weaver spiders.
Spiders have the potential to be dangerous, but most of the spider species we come into contact with on a regular basis pose no real threat to people. Wolf, jumping, house, and orb-weaver spiders are all simply nuisance spiders. If bitten by one of these spiders, their venom is not strong enough to cause any significant health problems in people. Other spiders found living in our area do, unfortunately, have the potential to be dangerous to people. Black widow spiders and brown recluse spiders both are shy and reclusive but do have venom that is strong enough to create serious health problems. Care should always be taken around these spiders, and they should never be purposely handled.
Spiders live outside on any property that provides them with food, water, and safe sources of shelter. Spiders typically become problematic inside homes after following food sources (insects) inside. They tend to become more of an issue for homeowners in the winter because a lot of insects overwinter indoors. It is also not uncommon for spiders to move indoors if the weather outside becomes too hot, dry, or wet for them to live comfortably.
Spiders hide or create their webs or burrows in a variety of outdoor locations - gardens, rock piles, wood piles, underneath debris, in shrubs and bushes, or in holes in the ground. Spiders that have made their way inside hide in dark, quiet areas. Typical hiding spots include closets, basements, crawlspaces, attics, wall voids, under furniture, in storage boxes, or under bedding.
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Doing the following in your Rhode Island home and around your property can help to prevent problems with spiders in the future:
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