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Latin NameAraneae
Length 0.37 mm (0.015 in)
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Color: Black with red hour glass on back

Size: 3/8 inch diameter

Habits: Spin asymmetrical webs. Feed on insects.

Habitat: Webs asymmetrical. Spin webs near ground level in dark, secluded places such as wood piles, corners of garages and in electrical boxes.

Threat: Bite can cause severe pain and can be hazardous to young children and the elderly.

Prevention: When moving firewood and other items stored outside, wear heavy gloves to prevent bites.


Color: Light to dark brown with dark fiddle marking.

Size: 5/8 inch long body

Habits: Hunts at night. Feeds on insects. Makes silken ‘nests’ in secluded areas such as behind furniture, in closet corners and wood piles outdoors.

Habitat: Is not native to New Jersey but may be shipped in on rare occasions. Many spider resemble the brown recluse.

Threat: May bite when provoked. The bite can cause an open, ulcerating sore which requires medical treatment.

Prevention: Wear gloves when moving things from storage. Do not store shoes on the floor in Brown Recluse country.


Color: Varies. House centipede is gray-yellow with three dark stripes.

Size: Varies. House centipede approximately one inch.

Habits: Hunters which feed on insects. Active at night.

Habitat: House centipede prefers dark, damp areas. Other species live outdoors.

Threat: House centipede and outdoor species in New Jersey harmless to humans.

Prevention: No practical method of prevention.


Color: Pale brown to black

Size: 1/2 to 1-1/4 inches

Habits: Feed on various organic materials including green plants outdoors. Live outdoors but the house cricket may migrate in during the fall months. Active at night.

Habitat: Live outdoors in dumps and fields. Indoors they seek dark, damp areas.

Threat: No threat to human but may feed on soiled clothing.

Prevention: Seal openings to prevent entry in the fall.


Color: Dark brown

Size: 1 inch

Habits: Active at night. Feed on a variety of green plants and decaying organic matter such as mulch.

Habitat: Live outdoors in gardens, mulch, compost piles, etc. May migrate indoors during dry weather or when populations explode.

Threat: Contrary to folklore, earwigs do not crawl into peoples ears and their ‘pinchers’ are harmless and only used for mating.

Prevention: Seal entry points in buildings. Keep compost piles away from building.


Color: Brown to gray

Size: Body less than 1/3 inch with very long legs

Habits: Spins thin, asymmetrical webs. Feeds on small insects.

Habitat: Spins webs in dark, damp areas such as basements.

Threat: Harmless

Prevention: Regular cleaning to remove webs.


Color: Dark red-brown

Size: 1-1/2 inches

Habits: Live in decaying organic matter and feed on it. Active at night. May migrate indoors when weather becomes dry or population explode.

Habitat: Outdoors in decaying organic matter. This includes mulch, compost piles and thick grass clippings.

Threat: No threat

Prevention: Seal opening to prevent entry


Color: Silvery dark gray scales. Some species have stripes.

Size: 1/2 to 3/4 inch

Habits: Feed on a wide variety of proteins and carbohydrates including paper, linens, starches and dried pet feed.

Habitat: Live in dark, damp areas. Attic and roof insulation are favorite habitats.

Threat: Can damage some linen and paper products which are left untouched for extended periods of time.

Prevention: Regular cleaning helps but not always practical.


Color: Dark gray to black

Size: 3/4 inch

Habits: Most active at night. Feed on decaying organic matter such as mulch.

Habitat: Live outdoors in damp areas under stones, logs and in mulch and compost piles. May migrate indoors but cannot survive indoors.

Threat: No threat to humans

Prevention: Seal entry points and keep organic materials away from buildings.


Color: Body up to 1-1/2 inches

Size: Body up to 1-1/2 inches

Habits: Wolf spiders are hairy and resemble tarantulas. They are hunters and do not construct webs. Feed on other insects.

Habitat: Usually live outdoors but do enter buildings. May live in dark basements and crawl spaces.

Threat: Harmless to humans

Prevention: Seal openings to prevent entry.

PEST CONTROLSpiders are arachnids, not insects.We can get rid of spiders by so many commercial spider sprays.

Spiders don’t bite people very often. There is a belief that spiders come into your bed and bite you during the night. Nulla eget eleifend felis. Proin neque nulla, blandit nec tellus id, sagittis venenatis arcu. Nullam maximus, leo vitae varius tincidunt, dui turpis ultricies ipsum, vitae euismod ante urna nec tortor. Vivamus sem arcu, vehicula eu euismod ac, mollis vitae mi. Fusce at dui at urna faucibus elementum ac sit amet mi.

The Environmina Man can come periodically to monitor your home and help prevent an infestation with SPIDER.


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