Giant House Spider

About Giant House Spider

Male giant house spiders may grow four-inch leg spans, living true to their moniker. Males have a leg spread of up to 10cm and can be the size of your hand - that is the upper range, but it can be two-thirds of that size. The size is determined by how much they have consumed. The giant house spider is usually dark orange, brown, or beige in color. Their abdomen is mottled in brown, beige, and grey, and their legs do not appear to be banded.


Giant house spiders are hitchhikers who frequently enter homes by lurking in boxes or possessions. Pests can also enter through wall cracks and crevices under doors. Sightings of giant house spiders are most prevalent from summer through fall when males emerge from their nests to locate mates. September poses as the beginning of the spider mating season, which means swarms of male spiders will soon invade our homes in quest of females. Bug populations, especially the giant house spider, have skyrocketed following a rainy spring and mild summer.


Each fall, male house spiders migrate indoors in search of warm, dry environments and females to mate with. This implies that they are frequently seen in homes, sheds, and garages during the mating season in August and September. When these spiders are discovered inside houses, they are commonly located on or near the floor. Still, they may also be found on walls, ceilings, cupboards, tubs, showers, and in the dark corners of basements. When found outside near human structures, it is frequently found in darker regions, such as flower beds, beneath logs, rock heaps, and other protected spots.


Spiders don't bite anything they can't eat on purpose. A giant house spider may bite in self-defense. Still, its venom is only dangerous to those who have particular sensitivities. Aside from its massive size and intimidating look, this species does not represent a significant threat to humans. Bite wounds from the giant house spider typically cause discomfort comparable to a bee sting. The pain is generally confined and lasts only a few hours or less than 1-2 days.


The more holes there are in your home, the more probable you will have gigantic house spiders. Begin your spider protection efforts by caulking all of your home's cracks and crevices. If you see sunlight entering your home through cracks in your doors or windows, make every effort to close these holes. An open garbage can in your home may be attracting roaches and other pests. Use a lidded trash container and take out your trash regularly. Spiders are discouraged when other problems are kept out of your house.

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