Brown Recluse Spider
Brown Recluse Spider: While typically light to medium brown, they range in color from whitish to dark brown or blackish gray, with a distinctive fiddle-shaped mark on its back. It is a long-legged spider with a body length of about 1/2 inch. Adult brown recluse spiders often live about one to two years. Each female produces several egg sacs over a period of two to three months, from May to July. When living in homes they seem to favor cardboard. They are found in shoes, inside dressers, in bed sheets, in clothes stacked or piled or left lying on the floor, inside work gloves, behind base-boards and pictures, in toilets, and near sources of warmth when temperatures are lower than usual. The Brown Recluse is extremely poisonous. If bitten by a Brown Recluse, seek medical attention immediately.
Black Widow Spider
Black Widow Spider: The adult female Black Widow Spider has a shiny black body with a red hourglass-shape on the underside; the body is about ½ inch long. The southern widow is primarily found in the southeastern United States, ranging as far north as Ohio and as far west as Texas. A female black widow spider can produce four to nine egg sacs in one summer, each containing about 100–400 eggs. Usually, eggs incubate for twenty to thirty days. Although the reputation of these spiders is notorious and their venom does affect humans, only mature females pose a serious threat to people. The Black Widow is poisonous. If bitten by a Black Widow Spider, seek medical attention immediately.
Yellow Sac Spider
Yellow Sac Spider: Yellow Sack Spiders are small, straw-colored spiders with a body size of about 3/8 inch and front legs that are noticeably longer than the rest. Some are attracted to the smell of petroleum and have caused problems by weaving webs inside the canister vent of particular models of Mazda vehicles.. Mazda issued a voluntary recall of Mazda 6 models built between 2010-2012, to fit them with software which would alert drivers if problems were developing. The Yellow Sac Spider is mildly venomous.
Wolf Spider: A Wolf Spider is large and hairy. They are almost an inch long, and are colored in various patterns of gray, brown and black. Wolf spiders can be found in coastal and inland areas. These include shrubland, woodland, wet coastal forest, alpine meadows, suburban gardens, and homes. They live mostly solitary and hunt alone. Some are good hunters, pouncing upon prey as they find it or even chasing it over short distances. Flashing a beam of light over the spider will produce eyeshine. The light from the flashlight reflects from the spider’s eyes, producing a “glow” that is easily noticed. Wolf spiders are nocturnal hunters, but the light makes it easier to find them. The Wolf spider will bite, but is not venomous.