House and wolf spiders are the most common spiders found in New Jersey. They are harmless, and beneficial, as they eat other insects. Spiders prefer to live outdoors, but will move indoors when the conditions become too harsh outside, such as when the temperatures start to drop early in fall. By nature, spiders like dark, secluded areas such as basements, garages and crawl spaces, where there is an ample food supply.
House spiders rarely bite unless they feel threatened. They may defend themselves when crushed in shoes or clothing. Some people may have an allergic reaction to a spider bite and in that case they should get medical attention.
To keep spiders away from your home, keep shrubs and trees trimmed away from the exterior of your home. Also, seal any holes or cracks around doors, windows and basement to minimize the chance of them entering your home.
Large numbers of indoor house spiders may indicate the presence of other pests which the spiders prey upon. It is best to contact Buggin’ Us Pest Control to determine the best course of action.
Buggin' Us Pest Control
P.O. Box 4372
Clifton, NJ 07012