SPIDERS

In Mt. Vernon & Anacortes, WA

SPIDERS

The most common spiders in the Pacific Northwest are. The Aggressive house spider sometimes called the Hobo spider is a member of the (family Agelenidae) commonly called the funnel-web spider or funnel weavers. These spiders build funnel webs in dark moist areas, often in basements, and sit in the mouth of the funnel waiting for prey. Wolf Spiders (Family Wcosidae) These are large, dark, and somewhat hairy spiders that hunt down prey on the ground. They often wander into homes in the cool autumn. Jumping spiders (family Salticidae) These compact, active and usually colorful spiders often are found on window sills and ceilings where they stalk and pounce on unsuspecting flies and gnats Orb weaving spiders (family Araneidae) These belong to the largest family of spiders. All construct the circular, flat, wheel-like web in which they trap flying insects. Sheetweb spiders (family linyphiidae) These small drab spiders engineer dew speckled webbing that enshrouds fields and forest in the early morning. Hackled Band Weavers (family Amaurobiidae) A robust spider. Is common crawl-space inhabitant of houses in western Washington.
You really have to work to get bitten by a spider, because they do not want to bite you. Spiders tend to avoid people and have no reason to bite humans because they are not bloodsuckers and do not feed on humans. When spider bites do happen, they will tend to occur because the spiders are surprised by a person reaching into a glove or rolling over on a spider in your bed. Even then however, the majority of spiders are not toxic to Humans. Many spiders are not even cable of piercing human flesh. The Black widow and Brown Recluse are not native to the pacific Northwest.