Cellar spiders are usually found in dark corners of cellars, crawl spaces, and garages. They construct loose, irregular, even messy webs, and it’s their active and extensive web-spinning that makes them more of a nuisance than anything else. They seem to like a more humid atmosphere, perhaps because the insects they feed on prefer humid air. When disturbed, these spiders characteristically will shake their bodies rapidly, vibrating their webs.
Sweeping away accumulated webbing and lowering relative humidity are two ways to control cellar spiders. As part of Clark Pest Control’s Pest-Away® service, we will remove cellar spider webs when we find them.
Latin name: Pholcus phalangioides, et al.