Spider id

Wolf spider

Wolf Spider:


Appearance:

Their body size is from 10mm to 35mm and they will be a brown to grey colour.


Cycle:

Females will carry the egg sack with them. When the eggs hatch the spiderlings, they will live on their mother's backs for a few weeks.


Habit and Behaviour:

Wolf spiders do not spin webs but will burrow into the ground or seek warmer habitats in our homes, commonly in our garages, basements or window and door frames. They are aggressive and will bite.

Orb Weaver Spider

Orb-weaver:


Appearance:

They can range in size from 6mm to 1” long and can vary in colouring. Many have bright colouring but can also be a brown or grey. They will have hairy legs with a fairly large abdomen.


Cycle:

The female will produce one or more egg sacks that can produce several hundred eggs.


Habit and Behaviour:

They are normally active at night and do not hunt but spin webs, waiting until their prey gets caught.

Jumping Spider

jumping spider:


Appearance:

Jumping spiders are 3mm to 10mm in size. They will be very hairy and have four eyes.


Cycle:

They reproduce mid spring to early summer and will lay between 2 to 1000 eggs.


Habit and Behaviour:

They are active hunters. These spiders can run, climb and even jump several lengths of their bodies. While they are unlikely to infest indoors, they can be found in yards, barns, and houses.

Aggressive House Spider

Aggressive House Spider:


Appearance:

These will average around 1/8” to 5/16” in size with a yellow-brown body and a dirty white abdomen with stripes on their back.


Cycle:

The female produces approximately 17 egg sacks in a life span, with each sack containing 250 eggs.


Habit and Behaviour:

They prefer areas with humidity. Webs are commonly found inside the home under furniture, upper corners, in basements and crawlspaces. You can also find them outside on window frames, under eves, and near lights.

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