Hobo Spider

 Identification and Control

Proper identification is an important first step in controlling ants.

Tegenaria agrestis

How to Identify an 

Hobo Spider

Hobo spiders are large (up to 1/2 inch long), brown, and have a chevron-shaped pattern on their abdomen. They are most easily identified by their large size and their chevron-shaped pattern.

Where do they come from?

Hobo spiders are common in the United States and Canada. They are most often found near plants or other sources of food. Hobo spiders can also be brought into your home on food or garbage.

How to keep them out

The best way to get rid of hobo spiders is to eliminate their food sources by thoroughly cleaning your kitchen and bathroom. You can also use commercial fly traps or bait. If you have a severe infestation, you may need to call a professional exterminator.

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What do they look like?

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Where do they live?

Common to states along the Pacific coastline, the hobo spider is a regular sight for many Washington residents.


Tegenaria agrestis



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