Orb Weaver Spider


These spiders are often large, about inch long, and brightly colored yellow and black, or red and yellow. They build large, circular webs around doors and on vegetation.


Orb weaver spiders are usually common in late summer and fall. They build their large webs in areas that have a lot of insects. This usually brings them to locations near outdoor lights on porches and around doors.


Remove the webs in the evening by vacuuming. Reduce the use of outdoor lights near doors. These spiders are not dangerous, and are beneficial because they eat insects.