Sac Spider

 Identification and Control

Proper identification is an important first step in controlling ants.

Cheiracanthium spp.

How to Identify an 

Sac Spider

Sac spiders are small (up to 1/4 inch long), brown, and have a sac-like structure on their abdomen. They are most easily identified by their small size and their sac-like structure.

Where do they come from?

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

How to keep them out

The best way to get rid of sac 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?

Sac spiders are typically yellowish in coloration
Sac spiders have brown to black tufts of hairs on the end of their legs that look like socks
Sac spiders can be found indoors and outdoors

Where do they live?

Native to North and South America, sac spiders are common throughout most of the United States.


Cheiracanthium spp.



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