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USA Spider Identification Chart

U S A R e g i o n a l S p i d e r C h a r t



Quickly pinpoint spiders in your region with this fun and simple guide. Then, see if



these naturalrepellant tips, from around the web, help you keep them at bay.





Spiders found in all 50 states:





American House Spider Black Widow Spider



Found outside in protected Hides in sheltered, dimly lit

places. Found inside in places like barns, garages,

garages, sheds, barns, under basements, hollow stumps,

furniture, and in closets. rodent holes, trash, brush,

and dense vegetation.

Natural Repellent: Neem

leaves, natural citrus oils, Natural Repellent: Spray

peppermint and lavender oil, grounds cloves natural plant or citrus oil products.

and chestnuts.





Crab Spider Daddy Longlegs "Spider"



A large and varied family of Not a true spider, this spider-

spiders commonly found in like creature is usually found

gardens, meadows, fields, in dark, damp places such as

forests, and shrubbery. cellars, basements, and crawl

spaces.

Natural Repellent: Neem

leaves, natural citrus oils, Natural Repellent: Neem

peppermint and lavender oil, ground cloves, leaves, natural citrus oils, peppermint and

and chestnuts. lavender oil, ground cloves, and chestnuts.





Funnel (Domestic House) Spider Jumping Spider



Found in funnel-shaped webs A large, varied family of

in grass, bushes, wooded spiders often found around

areas, gardens, small burrows windows, ceilings, walls,

corners of buildings, under and other areas exposed to

rocks, and in dark areas inside sunlight.

homes.

Natural Repellent: Lemon,

Natural Repellent: Neem leaves, natural citrus peppermint, and rosemary oils, as well as

oils, peppermint and lavender oil, ground neem leaves soaked in hot water.

cloves, and chestnuts.





Orb Weaver Spider Wolf Spider



Members of this family of Dwells in underground

spiders are commonly found burrows, and typically only

in gardens, meadows, fields, comes out at night.

forests, and shrubbery.

Natural Repellent: Lemon

Natural Repellent: Neem pledge, tobacco juice mixed

leaves, natural citrus oils, with lemon juice and

peppermint and lavender oil, ground cloves, chestnuts around doors and windowsills.

and chestnuts.





Northeastern Region



True Yanks, these spiders aren't fazed by the cold.



Brownish-Gray Fishing Spider



These large spiders are most

often found on the trunks of

trees and near water. They

can occasionally be found on

walls and floors of houses that

are near water. PHOTO BY

PATRICK MORAY

Natural Repellent:

Peppermint, lemon and rosemary

oils as well as neem leaves soaked

in hot water.





Forest Wolf Spider Venusta Orchard Spider



Found in every state in the Found in low shrubs or small

northeastern region, this trees. Likes to stay close to

spider hides in leaf litter on the ground.

the ground, or in vegetation.

Natural Repellent: Neem

Natural Repellent: Lemon leaves,natural citrus oils,

pledge, tobacco juice mixed PHOTO BY TOM peppermint and lavender oil,

with lemon juice and MURRAY ground cloves & chestnuts.

chestnuts around doors and windowsills.





Southern Region





These arachnids haven't heard

about southern hospitality





Brown Recluse Spider Desert Tarantula



Hides in dark, undisturbed Found in dark places such as

places like garages, cellars, closets, under dressers and

inside shoes, under beds, under refrigerators.

cardboard boxes, etc.

Natural Repellent: Any form

Natural Repellent: Eucalyptus of citrus as well as mint,

leaves, neem leaves, natural lavender and chestnuts.

citrus oils, peppermint and lavender oil,

ground cloves, and chestnuts.





Forest Wolf Spider Silver Argiope Spider



This spider hides in leaf Can be found among

litter on the ground, or in shrubbery, tall plants, and

vegetation. flowers in meadows and

gardens.

Natural Repellent: Lemon

pledge, tobacco juice mixed Natural Repellent: Neem

with lemon juice, and PHOTO BY TOM leaves, natural citrus oils, PHOTO BY ESTER

chestnuts around doors and MURRAY peppermint and lavender oil, INBAR

windowsills. ground cloves & chestnuts.





Venusta Orchard Spider



Found in low shrubs or small

trees. Likes to stay close to

the ground.



Natural Repellent: Neem

leaves, natural citrus oils,

peppermint and lavender oil,

ground cloves & chestnuts.





Western Region





These wild western

spiders roam the

wide open spaces -

and perhaps your

home, too.





Desert Tarantula



Found in dark places

such as closets, under

dressers and under

refrigerators.



Natural Repellent: Any form

of citrus as well as mint,

lavender and chestnuts.





Giant House Spider Hobo Spider



Found in the corners of floors Usually found on the floor,

and ceilings, between boxes in but also found on walls and

basements, behind cupboards, ceilings or in cabinets, tubs

in attics, and any other area and showers.

that is rarely disturbed.

PHOTO BY JOJAN Natural Repellent: Neem

Natural Repellent: Neem leaves, natural citrus oils,

leaves, natural citrus oils, peppermint and lavender oil, ground cloves,

peppermint and lavender oil, ground cloves, and chestnuts. Giant house spiders eat them

and chestnuts. and compete with them for food, too.





Silver Argiope Spider Turret Spider



Can be found among Found outdoors in wooded

shrubbery. tall plants, and areas such as pine trees forests

flowers in meadows and and sometimes make their

gardens. homes near banks of moving

water.

Natural Repellent: Neem

leaves, natural citrus oils, PHOTO BY ESTER Natural Repellent: Neem PHOTO BY MIKE

peppermint and lavender oil INBAR leaves, natural citrus oils, DAME

ground cloves, and chestnuts. peppermint and lavender oil, ground cloves,

and chestnuts.





Midwestern Region





If they could, these

arachnids would ask for pop,

not soda, dontcha know?





Desert Tarantula Spider Brown Recluse Spider



Found in dark places such as Hides in dark, undisturbed

closets, under dressers and places like garages, cellars,

under refrigerators. inside shoes, under beds,

cardboard boxes, etc.

Natural Repellent: Any form

of citrus as well as mint, Natural Repellent: Eucalyptus

lavender and chestnuts. leaves, neem leaves, natural

citrus oils, peppermint and lavender oil,

ground cloves, and chestnuts.





Venusta Orchard Spider



Found in low shrubs or small

trees. Likes to stay close to

the ground.



Natural Repellent: Neem

leaves, natural citrus oils,

peppermint and lavender oil,

ground cloves & chestnuts.





Alaska & Hawaii





Whether in Juneau or Honolulu,

these spiders are last not least.





Pirate Wolf Spider Asian Spiny-Backed Spider



Lives in marshy areas, in Found in yards and gardens,

shrubbery and on river banks. and on porches and patios;

may enter the home on a

Natural Repellent: Neem potted plant.

leaves, natural citrus oils,

peppermint and lavender oil Natural Repellent: Neem

ground cloves, and chestnuts. PHOTO BY DON leaves, natural citrus oil, PHOTO BY AKIO

LOARIE peppermint and lavender oil, TANIKAWA

ground cloves, and chestnuts.

USA Spider Identification Chart

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A regional spider identification guide to pinpoint which 8 legged creatures are commonly found in your region. Learn where these spiders like to hide and to naturally repel them.
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