4 Spiders in Utah You’ll Want to Avoid


If the idea of spiders in Utah makes your skin crawl, you’re not alone. Spiders are not only creepy, they can be dangerous as well.

While most of the spiders you see won’t fall into this second category, it’s important to know what they look like just in case. The main threat from spiders is the damage they can cause to young children, the elderly and those with weak immune systems.

If anyone from any of these groups resides in your house, you should talk with an exterminator to learn how to prevent dangerous spiders from making an unwelcome appearance.

Below are the four spiders you definitely do not want to see in your house this year.

Hobo Spider

The hobo spider is common in Utah and unfortunately likes to come inside.

They are light brown and have long legs. Luckily, they are unable to climb, so you’ll probably only see them on the ground.

Their bites can be serious and cause oozing blisters. However, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recently took them off their venomous spider list. While they should still be avoided, they aren’t as dangerous as once thought.

Yellow Sac Spider

This next spider gets its name from its web. Unlike other spiders, this one doesn’t spin a web. Instead, it creates a sac and places it in corners. You might see it in the corner of your ceiling.

These spiders will spend most of their time outside and are more likely to come inside during the winter. They like to hide and can climb.

While their bites aren’t deadly, they can be painful. Often their bites are confused with those of a brown recluse.

Wolf Spider

Wolf spiders are the most intimidating-looking ones of the bunch. They can grow incredibly large and they get their prey by jumping on them.

You’ll most likely see these spiders in the fall. Their bites can tear the skin, especially if they are large. They are painful and sometimes the pain lasts up to 10 days. While they aren’t deadly, you may want to see your physician to get relief and to make sure there are no complications.

Black Widow

The last spider is the most infamous and dangerous of them all. You don’t want to wait till you see one to hire an exterminator. Instead, you can identify them by their webs. They are strong, sticky and usually found in dark corners, such as a garage. They are incredibly common in office or industrial areas. Bright exterior lighting on buildings attracts flying insects which, in turn, attracts black widow spiders by the dozens.

Their bites are deadly, and they are listed as one of the most dangerous spiders in the United States.

Avoid All of These Spiders in Utah

No one likes the idea of rogue spiders wandering their home. If you want to prevent these creepy crawlers from entering your house, call our team here at A-1 Exterminators. We stay up to date on all the preventive measures you can take for spiders in Utah.

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