daddy longlegs spiders

April 29, 2010 by · Comments Off on daddy longlegs spiders 

Cellar/Daddy Longlegs Spiders

There are about 20 different species of daddy longlegs spiders or cellar spiders in the U.S. They are more of a nuisance because of the immense amount of webs they produce. Daddy longlegs have long legs about 2-8mm in length and are off brown colored. They are usually found along basement ceilings and front porches.

            Daddy longlegs are harmless to people and feed on other insects and spiders. Pest control can be used to keep numbers down but homeowners can also remove webs and eggs to keep numbers down. They are the most common spider of homeowners in Iowa and many other states.