Appearance & Features:
Common House Spiders are a yellowish-brown colour approximately 1cm in length. The abdomen can range in colour from a dirty white to almost black and sometimes have dark spots and several dark stripes just above the tip.
The house spider is the most common type of spider to be found indoors. Inside, they usually locate themselves in upper corners, under furniture, in closets, corners of window frames, crawl spaces, basements and garages. Outside, they can be found around light sources which attract prey.
They can be a nuisance pest due to the amount of webs they build. If a web doesn't catch prey in one location they'll build more close by.
Threats to humans:
The common house spider poses no risk to humans whatsoever.
A vacuum cleaner is the best way to remove spiders, their webs and their eggs - the adults can escape when brooms are used. Cracks and holes in buildings should be sealed and screens used on windows and doors where necessary.