Wolf spiders are most scary due to their tarantula-like appearance.

Spiders in NJ are a problem for almost all homeowners.   Common spiders in NJ can include the common house spider, the wolf spider and although rarely seen in our area, we sometimes encounter the venomous brown recluse spider and the black widow spider. All of these spiders will enter your New Jersey home looking for protection from the elements, an undisturbed area to spin a web and a supply of insects to eat. If your home has any gaps or areas that allow pests in and offers any of the things that spiders may be looking for, there is a very good chance you’ll see spiders inside your home.

What do these spiders look like? Here are some quick tips to help you identify the common spiders found in NJ:

  • The common house spider is typically brown or gray and usually less than 1/3 of an inch long. They have long legs and will spin webs in dark and undisturbed areas of your home. They feed on small insects that they catch inside their webs.
  • The wolf spider is relatively large at 1.5 inches. They are brown or black in color with hairy bodies and legs; they look somewhat like the tarantulas that are native to more tropical regions. They don’t spin webs, but will hunt and feed on insects.
  • The brown recluse spider is brown as its name suggests and is usually just over half an inch long.  They have a dark fiddle-shaped marking on their backs and although they aren’t native to NJ, they can be brought into the state. They will attack if provoked and their venomous bite may require medical attention.
  • The black widow spider is about 3/8 of an inch in diameter and they are shiny and black. They typically have a red hourglass marking on their backs.  They spin webs in dark and secluded areas inside your home. Their bites are painful and can be dangerous, especially to children and the elderly.

New Jersey pest control professionals all deal with spider infestations on a regular basis. These pests aren’t usually a problem for homeowners when only a few are present every summer, but when they start invading in large numbers, spider control service becomes necessary. Most New Jersey pest control companies offer a yearly service plan, but our GreenTec Home Pest Protection plan offers exceptional services that can’t be beat. Our services include a careful inspection completed by certified pest control technicians, which can determine your current pest problems and offer solutions to remedy the problem and keep it from returning.

If we find any of the common types of spiders in New Jersey inside your home, we will treat for them and apply a protective barrier around the outside perimeter of your home to keep these spiders from returning.  Our yearly service plan offers spider control as well as other insect and rodent control services to protect your New Jersey home from invading pests that cause stress, anxiety and can also be downright annoying.  If you are looking for carpenter ant control, bed bug control or termite control, these services are also offered by ChemTec but are not included as part of the GreenTec Home Pest Protection plan; click or call 1-800-540-7379 today for more information on any of the pest control services we offer in Bergen County, Passaic County and throughout our New Jersey service area.