Depending on the species, house spiders can be found in both damp and warm, dry parts of buildings. Most species hide in cracks, darkened areas or in shelter they make from silk. Their diet includes insects, other spiders and any other prey caught in their web.

There are hundreds of spider species in the San Francisco Bay Area. The Black Widow is a dangerous spider. A bite from a Black Widow will be very painful and sometimes lethal in smaller animals or people with compromised immune systems.

Although commonly found outdoors, homeowners may find spiders in any area of the home. Often times house spiders enter a house through holes and gaps around window screens or doors.

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Identifying Characteristics:
Eight legs with no wings or antennae. Their bodies have only two sections – a fused head and body, and abdomen. All spiders have a pair of jaw-like structures with a hollow, claw-like fang at the end. Black widow spiders are shiny black in appearance with an oversized abdomen. If you look on the underside of the abdomen you’ll notice a bright Red hourglass spot.