spider-house Scientific Name: Badumna insignis

There are a lot of spiders out there. There are even a fair number of spiders that are totally happy with making your home, into their home. One type of spider that wants to share your living space is called the common house spider. Common is a great name, because they are found in living rooms all across the world.

General Information:

Common house spiders can range in color from brown to grey. They have distinctive black lines on their bodies and legs. House spiders are small. Female house spiders can grow to about the size of half of a pencil eraser. Common house spiders create a tangled web mess which traps any potential prey and allows the spider to attack. You will often find a lot of cobwebs around your home; this is because common house spiders are picky. They will spin a few webs, decide they don’t like the location and move on. This picky behavior can result in a lot of thin cobwebs. One of the reasons that common house spiders are so effective at living in homes is due to the number of eggs they produce. In one egg sac, there can be as many as 250 eggs. Common house spiders do not stop at one egg sac. A healthy female house spider can produce ten to fifteen egg sacs in her lifetime. That is a lot of spiders for any homeowner to deal with.

Signs of an Infestation:

The best way to identify if you have an infestation is by seeing the spider. You will also notice a dramatic increase in the number of cobwebs.


When you think of spider elimination, your next thought should be Pointe Pest Control. Our professional technicians are dedicated to helping you reclaim your home from common house spiders. We understand their life cycle, we know where they hide, and we know how to get them out of your home. Our technicians can help you understand pest control principles that will help your home become resistant to spider infestations. With Pointe Pest Control on your side, you can say goodbye to common house spiders.

Andrew IsraelsenHOUSE SPIDERS