Spider ID and advice
May 2, 2012 11:44 PM Subscribe
Over the past week or so we've had an influx of spiders, mostly in the second floor of our house. As near as I can tell, they're comprised of daddy long legs and [ARACHNOPHOBE TRIGGER WARNING] these guys
. I was hoping some of the more knowledgeable among you could help me identify this species and advise whether we should seek professional help. I'm also curious if anyone has any tips on how to minimize the spider population indoors (unfortunately, peaceful coexistence is not an option due to the feelings of some members of the household).
posted by stufflebean to science & nature (12 answers total) 4 users marked this as a favorite
Some possibly relevant details:
- We're near San Jose, California.
- The spider in the picture was about 1/2 to 3/4 inches long (since I couldn't provide anything for scale), and is pretty representative of others I've dealt with.
- They don't seem to be interested in sitting in a corner in a web; they have mostly been seen wandering around ceilings upstairs.
- I have taken care of at least half a dozen of the pictured spiders plus a couple more daddy long legs in the past few days.