Orb Weaver Spider

DESCRIPTION:

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.

BIOLOGY:

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.

SOLUTION:

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.

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