Orb Weaving

 Identification and Control

Proper identification is an important first step in controlling ants.

Araneidae; Tetragnthidae

How to Identify an 

Orb Weaving

Orb weaving spiders are large (up to 1/2 inch long), brown, and have a round body. They are most easily identified by their large size and their round body.

Where do they come from?

Orb weaving spiders are common in the United States and Canada. They are primarily vegetarian, most often found near greenery or other sources of food. Orb weaving spiders can also be brought into your home on food or garbage.

How to keep them out

The best way to get rid of orb weaving 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?

Orb weavers have a large abdomen
They are commonly found near exterior lighting
Orb weavers create the classic orb-shaped web

Where do they live?

With over 3,000 species, orb weaving spiders live in almost every continent.


Araneidae; Tetragnthidae



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