Woodlouse Spider

 Identification and Control

Proper identification is an important first step in controlling ants.

Dysdera crocata

How to Identify an 

Woodlouse Spider

Woodlouse spiders are small (up to 1/2 inch long), brown, and have a white stripe on their abdomen. They are most easily identified by their small size and their white stripe.

Where do they come from?

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

How to keep them out

The best way to get rid of woodlouse 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?

Woodlouse spiders have a reddish colored head and a gray colored abdomen
Woodlouse spiders eat isopods
Woodlouse spiders look menacing because their mouthparts and fangs protrude directly in front of the head

Where do they live?

Woodlouse spiders are common along the Pacific Northwest and midwestern states. These pests prefer to stick in warm, humid spaces near woodlice.


Dysdera crocata



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